Exhibition Reception: “Isla Vista: Building a Community, 1970-2016”
This exhibition will explore the political, cultural, and social struggles of Isla Vista to become an independent, cohesive community, from 1970 to the present day. Since the protests of the 1970s, grassroots activism has improved conditions in the area, but Isla Vista, populated mainly by UCSB students, still faces difficulties as an unincorporated college town. Cityhood remains elusive, and this November voters will decide on whether or not to create a Community Services District to provide residents with more local control.
Opening reception. Thursday, October 27, from 5 to 7 pm