Thu., Feb. 8
UCSB Panel Discussion: UCSB faculty members Lisa Hajjar, Kaia Stern, Avery Gordon, Richard Falk, and Russell Samolsky present Teaching Human Rights: Torture and America’s Future (Part I). 4pm. McCune Conference Rm., Humanities & Social Sciences Bldg., 6th Fl., UCSB. Visit www.complit.ucsb.edu/projects/tortureandthefuture/events.html.
SBCC Continuing Education: Presents How the Alternative Media Are Becoming Mainstream, featuring local media representatives and moderated by Jerry Roberts. 7:30pm. Tannahill Auditorium, Schott Ctr., 310 W. Padre St. Visit ce.sbcc.edu/current_events.htm.
MCC in I.V.: UCSB’s MultiCultural Center hosts a night of self-expression. All are welcome to grace the mike with poetry, song, or dance. 8pm. Eclectic Restaurant, 6530 Pardall Rd., Isla Vista. Call 893-8411.
Sat., Feb. 10
Be Prepared: The Santa Barbara City Fire Department offers a free seminar on disaster readiness. 10am-noon. Santa Barbara City Fire Station 1, on the corner of Carrillo and Chapala sts. Call 564-5703.
Swoon: Contemporary Arts Forum (CAF) presents its 10th Anniversary Exhibition and Benefit Auction. 6-9pm. CAF, 653 Paseo Nuevo, 2nd Fl. Call 966-5373.
Sun., Feb. 11
HopeDance FiLMs: Presents a screening of Humanity Ascending (with special guest Barbara Marx Hubbard) at 4:30pm and Crude Impact at 6:30pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Main Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Visit hopedance.org.
Mon., Feb. 12
Race Matters Series: Presents a discussion with performer and critical race theorist Sile P. Singleton. 6:30pm. UCSB MultiCultural Center Lounge, University Center Rm. 1504. Call 893-8411.