Current Events

Assuming the Ecosexual Position: The Earth as Lover by Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens

We invite you to a book launch celebration with Beth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle plus their special guests including environmentalists, professors, international artists, a cowgirl, a donkey and others.

India Cooke, Emmanuel Etolo, Mandjou Kone, Charles Tolliver, Rahman Jamaal, and Nelson Harrison.

First conceptualized in the 1950s by cosmic philosopher and jazz giant Sun Ra, Afrofuturism is a wide-ranging social, political, and artistic movement intent on imagining a world where African-descended peoples and cultures can live and flourish.

Gilda Sheppard, Since I Been Down, Still

We are pleased to offer a limited, online screening of Gilda Sheppard's award-winning documentary, Since I Been Down.

October 21-28, 2021
Film Screening: Register here

adrienne maree brown (left) and Gilda Sheppard (right)

Visualizing Abolition continues with a conversation between author adrienne maree brown and Gilda Sheppard, director of the recent documentary, Since I Been Down.

Irene Lusztig, production still from Richland (work in progress)

Leonardo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) is an international program bringing together artists, scientists, and scholars for presentations and conversations.

Delilah Montoya and portrait of Jackie Chavez

For artist Delilah Montoya, transforming the past is a communal act in which revered symbols and their mystical and spiritual qualities are reborn in photographic representation. Montoya's image-making quest is about the discovery and articulation of Chicano culture, as well as the icons which elucidate the dense history of New Mexico.

rafael esparza (left) and Cassils (right)

Cassils and rafa esparza are both internationally renowned performance and visual artists. They join us to discuss both their individual art practices and their large-scale socially engaged collaboration: In Plain Sight, 2020.

jackie sumell, Solitary Garden, UCSC, 2019-ongoing

What does it mean to think of abolitionism as a vision—one that challenges the social, economic, and political worldviews that prisons promote?

Nicholas Payton, Freedom is No Fear

"Music for Abolition," a series of original music videos curated by Terri Lyne Carrington, brings together musicians across a variety of genres to create a soundtrack—and provide a heartbeat—to our shared struggle for abolition.