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May 2021

Creating Hope with His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama In Conversation with Pico Iyer

May 18 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Free

Describing himself as a simple Buddhist monk, His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama is believed to be a manifestation of the Bodhisattva of Compassion, inspired by a wish to benefit all sentient beings and vowing to help humanity. Chief among His Holiness' principal commitments, he is concerned with encouraging people to be happy, advocating the cultivation of warm-heartedness and human values such as compassion, forgiveness, tolerance, contentment and self-discipline. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. In this…

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Acclaimed Producer and Filmmaker, Mira Nair in conversation with Pico Iyer

May 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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$10

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents acclaimed producer and filmmaker, Mira Nair in conversation with Pico on Wednesday, May 26 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific.  From her first feature, the Oscar-nominated Salaam Bombay!, to her new six-part series, A Suitable Boy, Mira Nair has established herself as one of the freshest and most fearless directors working today. Raised in India and educated at Harvard, Nair takes us from Uganda to New York City to rural India in her work to give us…

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June 2021

We Are the Dream, The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest

June 3 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Join UCSB Arts & Lectures as they present an in person showing of, We Are the Dream - The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest on Thursday, June 3 at 8:30 p.m. Pacific at the West Wind Drive-In.  Every year, hundreds of school children participate in the Oakland MLK Oratorical Festival, a stirring public speaking competition featuring poetry and speeches inspired by the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This uplifting documentary directed by Emmy-winner Amy…

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