Join the Conversation: AUSB to Discuss Poverty and Homelessness in Santa Barbara

AUSB is launching new series of community events called Antioch in Conversation designed to engage in dialogue with the public on social issues. The first event, Documenting the Face of Homelessness & Poverty in Santa Barbara, takes place on Wed., March 12, 2014, from 5:30–7:30pm, at Community Hall on the AUSB campus. It is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The evening will include the viewing of several short student documentary films that draw attention to the human face of poverty and homelessness in the Santa Barbara area. Academy Award-winning documentarian Margaret Lazarus will speak about the impact of her social justice films, then participate on the panel discussion about poverty and homelessness, with questions and input invited from the audience. The panelists are:

  • Margaret Lazarus, Executive Director of Cambridge Documentary Films
  • Geoff Green, Executive Director of the Fund for Santa Barbara
  • Alice O’Connor, PhD, History Professor & Director of UCSB Washington Center at University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Paul Lynch, Founder & CEO, Cage Free Productions (via filmed interview)

RSVP by March 10, 2014.  

AUSB designed Antioch in Conversation for the purpose of cultivating interactive engagement and dialogue with the public about social issues that affect our community. This first event springboards off the knowledge that documentaries and other digital media are powerful tools that not only tell the stories of social injustice but can bring about awareness and demand social action. The student films that will be shown were created in the BA Communication & Media “Documentary Filmmaking” class at AUSB. 

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