UC Santa Barbara Teach-In Livestream Archive

April 26, 2016

Held at the University of California Santa Barbara campus April 26-28, 2016, this Next System Teach-in was one of dozens of events around the country on college campuses and in community centers to explore and create the next economic system. Below is a list of events, discussions, and panels at the teach-in that were documented via livestream.


Tuesday, April 26

12:40 – Keynote: System Change is Coming, Gar Alperovitz, Noted Political Economist and Historian

1:20 – Today’s Crises and their Systemic Roots, Howard Winant and Mia White, Professors of Sociology and Black Studies at UC Santa Barbara, respectively

2:20 – Humanity in Global Crisis, William Robinson, Professor of Sociology

3:00 – The Future of Public Education, Jose Zapata Calderon, Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Chican@ Studies, Pitzer College

3:30 – From Climate Justice to Climate Democracy, Timeka Drew, Global Climate Convergence

4:00 – It’s Not Just Money in Politics: How Corporations Rule Your Life, David Cobb, Move To Amend

4:30 – Inequality, Health, and the Environment, Unique Vance, SCORE

5:00 – The Prison System: The War on People of Color and the Poor, Nia Mitchell, BSU

Wednesday, April 27

11:30am – How The System Impacts You, Mohsin Mirza, Associated Students EVPSA

12:00pm – Debate on the Next System: What kind of system do we want?

Part 1: Opening Statements

          12:05 – Kshama Sawant, Seattle City Council

          12:35 – Emily Kawano, Solidarity Economy Network

          12:55 – Gar Alperovitz, Noted Political Economist and Historian 

Part 2: Debate moderated by Mia White, Professor of Black Studies, UCSB

2:00 – Performance, Alas

2:30 – Strategies for System Change: How do we get from here to there?

     Jennifer Epps-Addison, Liberty Hill Foundation

     Daraka Larimore-Hall, Modern Action Strategies

     Ben Manski, Liberty Tree Foundation for the Democratic Revolution

     Matt Nelson, Presente.org

     Moderated by Dana Brown, National Coordinator of the Next System Teach-Ins

4:00 – Intersectional Work and Breaking Down the “Isms”

Alas Nocturnas

Chimaway Lopez, Chumash Brother & Organizer with Ethnic Studies Now Coalition

David Cobb, Move to Amend

4:30 – Taking Back Tomorrow: Making the Next System Here in Santa Barbara

  • Marcos Vargus, Fund for Santa Barbara
  • Colin Richardson, Las Delicias, Institute of EcoAgriculture
  • Jessica Alvarez, UC Food Initative Fellow and President Family Student Housing Tenant’s Union
  • Rebecca Claassen, Food & Water Watch, World Business Academy
  • Jonathan Abboud, Isla Vista Self-Governance Initiative 
  • Sigrid Wright, Community Environmental Council

     moderated by Celia Alario, Lecturer in Environmental Studies

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