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Pathways to Healing Calendar

The UC Santa Barbara community has collaborated to plan several events to mark the three-year anniversary of the tragedy in Isla Vista on May 23, 2014. With a focus on remembering and honoring the lost and the injured, on healing and on solidarity, these events are all open to the public. Event information is subject to change. Events are also listed on the We Remember Them Facebook event. 

May 8-12, 11am-2pm, Student Resource Building, Room 1104 & Forum
Folding Cranes for Peace and Unity: We RememberIn Japan, a thousand cranes are a symbol of peace, unity, and healing. In remembrance of the 2014 Isla Vista tragedy, UCSB Nikkei Student Union is hosting a week-long event to fold 1000 cranes which will be displayed on campus in the Student Resource Building beginning May 22. Please join us in unity by stopping by the SRB in the OSL Resource Center, Room 1104, to make a paper crane in order to help us reach our 1000 crane goal. More information: 

May 19 - May 20 
The 2nd Annual Isla Vista Conference: The Beloved Community. Learning Through Community EngagementThis one and a half day conference will work towards our collective understanding of Isla Vista and commitment to our beloved community. The conference will cover a range of topics that matter to the Isla Vista community. It will begin with an opening art exhibit and reception on Friday and continue on Saturday with a variety of sessions that touch on one major theme: learning through community engagement. We will explore this theme through the lenses of equity, inclusion, and activism. Free and open to everyone. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on Saturday. Interpretation and child care available upon request. To register for the conference, please visit Facebook event:

May 22, 5:30-7pm, UCSB MultiCultural Center Theater
Documenting Our Community Healing: Responses to the May 23, 2014 Isla Vista Tragedy - A panel of speakers from the May 23, 2014 Isla Vista Memorial Archive project will show photographs from the collection that document the many ways our community came together through planned and unplanned memorial activities to help each other heal. Speakers will discuss community building, student activism, and continued acts of remembrance. A catered reception will follow the panel. 

May 23
Show Your Pride Day - Wear blue and gold or any Gaucho gear to show the world how #GauchoStrong we are. Share your photos in the event page and in unity with our global Gaucho community! Event page:

May 23, 7-9pm, Anisq'Oyo' Park, Isla Vista
We Remember: A Candlelight Vigil for the Community - Join other students and community members in remembering those who died and were injured in 2014 and acknowledging the many ways our community has been strengthened though adversity. 

May 24, 6pm, Depressions Beach

Paddle Out - The paddle out is a time-honored way for those in the surf/ocean community to celebrate the life of a fallen friend. Organized by the UCSB Surf Team, this event will bring the community together for a floating memorial to remember those we lost on May 23, 2014. 

Walk the UCSB Labyrinth (self care activity)

Experience the natural beauty of the labyrinth on the bluff trail between campus point and Manzanita Village. The labyrinth not a maze, it is a single circuitous path that leads uninterrupted to the center.

Walking the labyrinth can help the walker quiet the mind, losing track of direction and the outside world. The labyrinth can serve as a metaphor for removing oneself from a difficult situation. The multi-sensory natural setting of Lagoon Island enhances and deepens the effects of this focused walking experience. 

You can walk to the labyrinth any day of the week by yourself or with friends. 

Good Grief: Managing Life after the Loss of a Loved One

Wednesdays at 4pm
Office of Student Life Conference Room #2293, Student Resource Building

This drop-in workshop is designed for students who have experienced the loss of a loved one. We offer support to students as they heal from the loneliness of grief and/or the fear of death. Students will learn the stages of grief and positive coping strategies for dealing with loss.

We Remember 2017

To suggest an event for the Pathways to Healing calendar, contact us.

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