Track Date and time Hall Duration
Tuesday, 07. May 2019., 11:30 30’

50 years ago, the Santa Barbara area suffered a massive oil spill caused by a blowout below an offshore oil rig as workers were drilling  a new well. In the aftermath of the disaster and its cleanup, local environmental groups were formed, new environmental legislation became law, an environmental studies program was founded at UCSB, and Earth Day was born.  

Today, as the world is confronted with rising challenges of climate change, how can we again come together as environmentally responsible communities to counter regressive political agendas and inspire new green waves of activism? This talk will focus on how the UCSB Library framed these issues through library exhibits and public events.

Exibition: "Anguish, Anger, and Activism: Legacies of the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill"

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