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Remembrance Events

The UC Santa Barbara community has collaborated to plan several events to mark the one-year anniversary of the tragedy in Isla Vista on May 23, 2014. With a focus on remembering and honoring the lost and the injured, on healing and on solidarity, these events are all open to the public. Event information is subject to change. 

Posted on May 18, 2015 - 10:56am

Date: Monday, May 18th, 3pm
Location: IV Theater

Richard Martinez and Bob Weiss, fathers of Isla Vista Shooting victims and UCSB students Christopher Ross Michaels Martinez and Veronika Weiss, will share their experience advocating for gun safety measures throughout the country.

Presented by KCSB-FM 91.9 and the Higher Education & Research Consortium (HEARC).


Posted on May 11, 2015 - 9:40am

Date: Thursday, May 14, 12–1:30 p.m.
Location: McCune Conference Room, 6020 Humanities and Social Science Building

The UCSB Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa Society presents the 2015 Lawrence Willson Memorial Lecture, featuring Edward T. Linenthal, a professor of history and editor of the Journal of American History at Indiana University.

After completing his graduate education in religious studies at UCSB, where Lawrence Willson served on his doctoral committee, Linenthal spent 25 years in the Religious Studies Department at the University of...

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Posted on May 11, 2015 - 9:39am

Date: Wednesday, May 13, 11 a.m.–12:45 p.m. (or later)
Location: Outside Lot 22, near Pardall Tunnel, opposite Student Resource Building

As an act of creative commemoration we invite you to help plant 2000 solar-powered lights, part of Professor Marcos Novak’s Hesperus is Phosphorus lighting artwork.  We hope the community planting will bring together the entire community (faculty, staff, students and all those who those who live in Isla Vista).

Ikimin Aqiwo Spe’y (Chumash for New Star Flowers) is the central...

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Posted on May 4, 2015 - 9:55am
Date: Throughout the month of May
Location: UCSB and Isla Vista
Inspired by the 2014 student candlelight vigil that assembled some 5000 participants a year ago, BLUNITE is a community vision taking luminous form this coming May to help ...
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Posted on May 4, 2015 - 9:54am
Date: Throughout the month of May
Location: UCSB
UCSB Grads Mobilize, a group started by Sociology graduate students, collected written submissions from UCSB students and Isla Vista community members one year following the tragic events in Isla Vista. These written pieces will be available at http://www.inciteaction.com and in printed booklets around campus.


Posted on May 4, 2015 - 9:53am

Date: Saturday, May 9, 10 a.m.
Location: People's Park, Top of the Loop, Isla Vista

The community is invited to help plant native trees, shrubs, and flowers in the newly created memorial garden, a self-guided remembrance botanical garden with six commemorative benches designed by UCSB art students at Isla Vista Open Lab to honor and remember the UCSB students lost on May 23, 2014. More information is...

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Posted on May 4, 2015 - 9:53am
Date: Saturday, May 16, 2 p.m.
Location: People's Park, Top of the Loop, Isla Vista
Ceremony to dedicate the self-guided remembrance botanical garden with six commemorative benches designed by UCSB art students at Isla Vista Open Lab to honor and remember the UCSB students lost on May ...
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Posted on May 4, 2015 - 9:52am
Date: Tuesday, May 19, 6 p.m.
Location: MultiCultural Center (MCC) Lounge, UCSB
One year after the incident that shook the Isla Vista community, we invite you to reopen the discussion on how to combat racism and sexist domination that continues to manifest itself in our ...
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Posted on May 4, 2015 - 9:52am
Date: May 20 to June 20, Wednesdays to Saturdays, 3-7 p.m. and Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14, 1-5 p.m.
Location: The Red Barn (Old Gym), UCSB
A space for healing and reflection, this exhibition honors the acts of love and compassion that emerged in Isla Vista and on campus after the tragedy on May 23, 2014. Through...
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Posted on May 4, 2015 - 9:50am
Date: May 20 to May 27, 9 a.m. to midnight and 24 hours a day from May 22 to May 24
Location: Associated Students Pardall Center, 6550 Pardall Road, Isla Vista
The A.S. Pardall Center in the heart of Isla Vista will offer a week-long healing space with ongoing programming, activities, ...
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Posted on May 4, 2015 - 9:49am
Date: Tuesday, May 20, 12-1:30 p.m. in the Flying A Studios Room and Wednesday, May 21, 12-1:30 p.m. in the State Street Room
Location: University Center (UCen), UCSB
Beth Cohen, Ph.D. from the Academic & Staff Assistance Program (ASAP) will facilitate an interactive session about individual differences in the healing process, the power of memorials and other rituals, as well as predicting futures issues and needs. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend one of these sessions. No registration required. Beth...
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Posted on May 4, 2015 - 9:49am
Date: Thursday, May 21, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Crushcakes & Cafe, 6533 Trigo Road, Isla Vista
Calling all conscious artists to the stage. MCC hosts an open mic for anyone to artistically express themselves through all creative outlets such as music, poetry, spoken word, and ...
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Posted on May 4, 2015 - 9:48am
Date: Thursday, May 21 and Friday, May 22, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Harold Frank Hall 1152, UCSB
Community gathering space for those who wish to come together to remember UCSB College of Engineering students, George Chen, James Hong, and David Wang. 
Posted on May 4, 2015 - 9:47am
Date: Saturday, May 23, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Storke Plaza, UCSB and People's Park, Isla Vista
This student-led gathering will bring together the UCSB and Isla Vista community in remembrance of those who were killed and injured on May 23, 2014. The event will conclude...
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Posted on May 4, 2015 - 9:45am
Date: Wednesday, May 27
Location: On the beach below Manzanita Village
The paddle out is a time-honored way for those in the surf/ocean community to celebrate the life of a fallen friend. This event will bring the community together for a floating memorial to ...
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Posted on May 4, 2015 - 9:42am

Date: Sunday, May 31, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UCSB

As part of the Corwin Chair Music Series, eleven graduate students in UCSB’s Music Department will premiere original compositions written in remembrance of the events of May 23, 2014. Admission is free.