Climate Change and Your Health: Fact, Fiction or Fever?
Think of climate change like our planet catching the flu. Just like when we’re sick, the planet’s temperature rises, but in this case, instead of coughing and sneezing, sea levels increase, weather patterns shift, and living organisms fight to survive as their way of life is disrupted.
Climate change has the potential to impact our food and water supply, where and how we are able to live, the severity and frequency of natural disasters, the types of diseases we encounter, and more. As a result, we are likely to face a variety of new health risks.
Since we can’t just quarantine Earth, join us to learn more about climate change and how to keep yourself healthy now and in the future.
What do public murals of the 1930s have in common with cave paintings dating back 40,000 years? One thing—they tell a story of their time.
Inspired by the Mexican Muralist movement, American artists under FDR’s work relief programs created a living legacy with images that captured one of the most challenging times in our history. In this talk we will sample some of the most famous works, from luscious Art Deco style to gritty social realism. And once again, we will be reminded of the power of art to inspire souls and lift spirits.
Lori Windsor Mohr will be the Docent Speaker for this event sponsored by the Community Speakers Program of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Docent Council.
Please join us at the Museum of Ventura County on Sunday, October 27, 2019 form 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for brunch celebrating the 85th Anniversary of the Ventura Toastmasters Club 24! The event features guest speakers, brunch and champagne in the lovely Museum. Purchase your tickets today!
Tickets can be purchased online or by check at our weekly meeting. Visit http://www.venturatoastmasters.com for additional details.
A celebration for the entire family to experience, join us in Ventura for an evening of live folkloric dancing, photo opportunities and more.
Join us for Día de los Muertos at Museum of Ventura County on Friday, November 2, 2019 from 6—9 p.m. In collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico in Oxnard, the Museum of Ventura County will host a fun-filled evening of live folkloric dancing, photo opportunities, art, and more! Admission is free for Museum members, $5 for nonmembers.
The evening will feature Folkloric dancing group Grupo Mi Linda Yucatán, artwork by Nicolle Pellegrino, Catrina photo opportunities, “La Catrina” film on continuous play in the Museum’s lobby, Pan dulce, and mire! Small bites by La Parilla Mexican Restaurant, specializing in the food of the Yucatán, will also be available.
Altars created by local artist and students, the Latino Advisory Committee and Grupo Mi Linda Yucatán” will be on display.
We hope to see you at the Museum for Día de los Muertos!
A celebration for the entire family to experience, join us in Santa Paula for an afternoon of face-painting, live music, crafts and more!
Join us for Día de los Muertos at The Agriculture Museum on Sunday, November 3, 2019 from 11 a.m.—3 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. In collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico in Oxnard, the Ag Museum will host a fun-filled day of traditional music, dance, film, crafts and food in celebration of Día de los Muertos. Performances by Aztec dance group Danza Mexica Cuauhtemoc, and music provided by Mariachi Inlakech and local harpist Xavier Montes. Visitors can participate in customary crafts and activities including face painting, Papel Picados, and photo opportunities with La Catrina. Traditional pan dulce & mazapán y tamarindos will be served. Please see venturamuseum.org for the full line up and performance times.
El Museo de la Agricultura, en colaboración con el Consulado de México en Oxnard, organizará un día lleno de diversión con música tradicional, danza, cine, artesanías y comida. Actuaciones del grupo de danza azteca, Danza Mexica Cuauhtemoc y música por Mariachi Inlakech y el arpista local Xavier Montes. Los visitantes pueden participar en actividades y manualidades habituales que incluyen pintura de caras, creación de Papel Picados y oportunidades para tomar fotografías con La Catrina. Se servirá pan dulce tradicional y mazapán y tamarindos. Consulte venturamuseum.org para ver los tiempos completos de alineación y rendimiento.
Visitors will experience performances by the traditional Aztec dance group Danza Mexica Cuauhtemoc, as well as music by Mariachi Inlakech and local harpist and artist Xavier Montes. Families can visit the agriculture inspired Dia de los Muertos altar installation and participate in traditional Day of the Dead crafts such as making Papel Picado cut paper designs, create tissue paper flowers and so much more. Traditional pan dulce & mazapán y tamarindos will be served and shaved ice delights will be available from the Kona Ice Truck. Admission is free to the public. We hope to see you and the entire family in Santa Paula at the Ag Museum for this wonderful event! Día de los Muertos at The Agriculture Museum was generously sponsored by EJ Harrison & Sons.
Celebrate Día de los Muertos at Four Locations in Santa Paula on Sunday, November 3, 2018.
Participating sites will include the California Oil Museum, the Museum of Ventura County’s Agriculture Museum, Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery, and the Santa Paula Art Museum. This free, family-friendly event will include traditional craft making activities, music, Aztec and Folklórico dancers, face painting, storytelling, and altar installations. Día de los Muertos attire is encouraged! Visitors can begin at any of the participating locations and proceed to the rest. Pick up a Día de los Muertos passport and collect a stamp at each of the locations to be entered into a free raffle drawing. The three museums are within walking distance of each other, and Santa Paula Cemetery is located just 1.2 miles from the museums. Free parking will be available at all four locations. Hours and activities at all three museums will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and closing ceremony will take place at the cemetery from 1:30pm to 5pm. Admission is free for everyone.
It’s never too early to plan for the next Free Figure Drawing session! Join the Museum’s Artist in Resident, Ryan Carr, every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Pavilion. All skill levels are welcome and some instruction is provided. This is a dry medium drawing class, so please refrain from watercolors or paints.
This group will draw live, clothed models. Bring your drawing pads, charcoal, pencils, pen & ink, pastels, whatever your favorite medium! Grab a friend and get creative at the museum.
August 13 @ 6 p.m.
September 10 @ 6 p.m.
October 8 @ 6 p.m.
November 12 @ 6 p.m.
“Strategies of Segregation: Race, Residence, and the Struggle for Educational Equality” Lecture and Book Signing
Join us at the Museum of Ventura County on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 3—4:30 p.m. for a lecture and book signing by David G. Garcia, Ph.D. Admission is Free for Museum members, $5 for nonmembers. David G. Garcia, Ph.D. will be signing copies of his book, “Strategies of Segregation: Race, Residence, and the Struggle for Educational Equality”.
Dr. David G. García is an associate professor in the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. He is a first generation college student who transferred from Oxnard College to UCLA, where he earned a B.A. in Sociology with a specialization in Chicana/o Studies, an M.A. in Latin American Studies, and a Ph.D. in U.S. History. His research and teaching follow three lines of inquiry, (1) Chicana/o teatro (theater) as public revisionist history, (2) the pedagogy of Hollywood’s urban school genre, and (3) Chicana/o educational histories.
Dr. García will present his book, Strategies of Segregation: Race, Residence, and the Struggle for Educational Equality (UC Press, 2018), which critically documents a history of racially separate and unequal schooling for Mexican American and Black students in Oxnard, California. The presentation will highlight interviews of community members and former students who endured and challenged segregation. Based on his book, this interactive professional development workshop aims to support teachers interested in engaging their students in oral history and archival research to document community histories.
Join us at the Museum of Ventura County on Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 2—3:30 p.m. for a discussion between Lupe Anguiano and biographer Debora Wright. Admission is Free for Museum members, $5 for nonmembers.
From humble but proud origins picking fruit with her family in the fields of California to her success in helping thousands of Americans rise out of poverty and escape the chains of welfare, “An Uncompromising Life”, the Lupe Angiuano Story, is the untold saga of one woman’s courage and heroism in her lifelong struggle to improve the lives of all Americans.
Lupe Anguiano is a woman who as a Nun in 1963 picketed in front of the Office of the Cardinal of Los Angeles to protest the Catholic church’s tolerance of the racially discriminatory practice of “redlining.” Lupe Anguiano left her order to help the poor in East LA and developed a teen program that incubated future Latino leaders of California. Lupe Anguiano helped calm rival gangs after the Watts Riots. Lupe Anguiano was the first Latina invited by a presidential administration to address the needs of the Mexican American. Lupe Anguiano championed true Bi-lingual Education for all Americans. Lupe Anguiano Cesar Chavez sent alone to organize and lead a statewide grape boycott in Michigan. Lupe Anguiano joined Gloria Steinem and Bella Abzug in the formation of the National Women’s Political Caucus…led in the national effort for the Equal Rights Amendment. Lupe Anguiano believed that welfare was a trap and disrespectful of women putting her at odds with many of her social justice contemporaries. Lupe Anguiano left a high salary government position to live with women on welfare in San Antonio and created a private training model that helped hundreds of women get a job and burn their welfare checks! And with recognition by national media, such as 60 Minutes, and the support of several Presidents, her program spread throughout the United States.