Society, Arts & Culture

Honoring Black Sacramento History

April 28, 2021
Funded by a grant from California Humanities and co-sponsored by the UC Davis Department of African and African American Studies and the Center for Sacramento History, the Reframing Sacramento Series examines the history, diverse communities,  and current climate of the city, emphasizing those voices that have too often been left out.

A Youth Poetry Star of Our Own

January 26, 2021
Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS) participant Alexandra Huynh has been named the Youth Poet Laureate Western Regional Ambassador and will advance as a finalist in the National Youth Poet Laureate competition

Claudia Rankine Brings Her Work off the Page

November 16, 2020
On November 4, 2020, poet, essayist, playwright, and editor Claudia Rankine delivered a virtual reading and lecture at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis based on her new book, Just Us: An American Conversation.

Professor and Troupe ‘Deliver Democracy’

November 04, 2020
Theatre professor Larry Bogad and his dancing mailboxes have been “Delivering Democracy” this election season, capturing media attention for their artistic activism.

Historians to Digitize Endangered Peruvian Archive

October 10, 2020
A new project led by UC Davis historian Charles Walker will digitize documents of the Peruvian Peasant Confederation (Confederación Campesina del Perú, or CCP) and make them accessible online.

Poet, Essayist Claudia Rankine to Address Struggle With Race

October 07, 2020
Claudia Rankine, a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship recipient, National Book Critics Circle Award winner and National Book Award finalist, will read from and discuss her new book, Just Us: An American Conversation, at the University of California, Davis, on Wednesday, Nov. 4.

Welcome 2020: Join a group or volunteer for one

October 06, 2020
Being a Davis resident means being involved. For newcomers or longtime locals looking for connections, there are plenty of adult organizations, clubs and political causes. For those who want to lend a hand or further a cause, there are lots of volunteer opportunities that make a difference.