The project collaborated with Federica Bucca, Assistant Director of Sixth Residence Life to provide the timeline banners on February 29, 2024 for the Sixth College annual Let It Flow event. From Federica: “Let It Flow is an annual event that celebrates the African and Black diaspora, shares traditions, histories, and cultures through performing and visual arts. This event, at its core, serves as a catalyst for deeper engagement and helps the UCSD student community cultivate a sense of belonging, dedicated to, and built upon fostering inclusivity by honoring the contributions of The Black Arts Movement.  Let It Flow has been a historical Sixth College event sinceRead More →

Members of the project collaborated with Dr. Erica Bender and Matthew Nelson, from UC San Diego’s Teaching and Learning Commons, and Fnann Keflezighi, Thurgood Marshall College Assistant Director of Residential Life, to create two workshops for their staff to aid in their discussions and planning for their equity, diversity, and inclusion practices and efforts. Members gave a presentation titled “The past is present. About Tell Us How UC It: A Living Archive and UC San Diego’s campus climate” and contributed the physical student activism timeline banners for a month-long exhibit in their spaces.Read More →

Members of the project exhibited the timeline banners and set up a feedback board at a free speech event organized by Beagle RA, Sudarshan Srinivasan, from Revelle College. This program’s goal was to “inform residents about their responsibility regarding individual free speech” and the event featured a plywood wall to spray paint freedom of speech messages, an “ask a lawyer” booth with Student Legal Services and a lawyer present, a free speech gallery, and more.Read More →

In conjunction with the annual Resident Assistant/Housing Advisory training, Assistant Director of Residential Life Fnann Keflezighi organized an exhibit of the Tell Us How UC It timeline banners in Angela’s Space, one of Thurgood Marshall College’s lounge areas in the Ocean View Building.Read More →

On Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 2-4pm, the UC San Diego Library organized a workshop titled “From Crisis to Change: How to Organize for Action” in collaboration with the University of California Student Association. Image source: According to Maya Angelou, “the more you know of your history, the more liberated you are.” Knowledge of history, along with direct action organizing, can create significant change by making students aware of their own power in order to alter the existing power relations. This two-part training covered the history of UC San Diego as it relates to the current campus climate, social change, and activism through theRead More →

Tell Us How UC It: A Living Archive debuted with an exhibit in the UC San Diego Library from February 1 – March 31, 2017 that included a history of student activism timeline, a selection of the creative work from students expressing their experience of the campus climate, and an area for visitor feedback. On Wednesday, February 1, 2017, to open the exhibit, the UC San Diego Library hosted “From Crisis to Change: The Student Experience & Activism on Campus.” The panel discussion included staff, faculty, and alumni who have been on the front lines of change at UC San Diego, including: Fnann Keflezighi (UCRead More →