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Lecture: Tanika Sarkar | Intimate Violence - Colonial Lawmaking and Cultural Nationalism in 19th Century India

Thursday, April 25 | 5-7 p.m. | 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) Stephens Hall
Lecture by acclaimed historian of women’s histories and social movements in colonial and post-colonial India and Professor of History at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Dr. Tanika Sarkar.MORE about Tanika Sarkar | Intimate Violence - Colonial Lawmaking and Cultural Nationalism in 19th Century India

Special Event: Livestream — Berkeley Peregrine Falcon Hatch Day

Thursday, April 25 | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Stop by BAMPFA’s colossal outdoor screen on Addison Street between Shattuck and Oxford in downtown Berkeley on Thursday, April 25 to check out the livestream and meet our falcon experts! MORE about Livestream — Berkeley Peregrine Falcon Hatch Day

Presentation: Grounds for Science - Science and Public Policy Duo!

Thursday, April 25 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley
Science’s role in policy, politics, and process with Eric LeeMORE about Grounds for Science - Science and Public Policy Duo!

Lecture: Ancient Use of Psychoactive Plants in Pre-Columbian South America

Thursday, April 25 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Dr. Melanie Miller will discuss the use of psychotropic substances in an ancient context.
MORE about Ancient Use of Psychoactive Plants in Pre-Columbian South America

Conference: Inaugural Conference on Right-Wing Studies

April 25 – 27, 2019 every day | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)
This interdisciplinary conference will feature dozens of new and established scholars from around the world whose work deals with the Right as a social, political, and/or intellectual phenomenon from the 19th century to the present day.MORE about Inaugural Conference on Right-Wing Studies

Exhibit: Masako Miki / MATRIX 273

January 9 – April 28, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Masako Miki creates larger-than-life-size, felt-covered forms drawn from the Japanese folk belief in yokai (shape-shifters) who can disguise themselves in any number of different forms. Miki creates the semi-abstract, sculptural forms utilizing brilliant colors and sets them into a magical environment suggesting another reality. The installation moves from the three-dimensional forms to abstract images on the floor and walls, conveying a sense of expanding boundaries.
MORE about Masako Miki / MATRIX 273

Exhibit: The Book as Place — Visions of the Built Environment

January 28 – May 17, 2019 every day | Environmental Design Library, 210 Wurster Hall Wurster Hall
This exhibition of artists' books centers on ideas about the built environment and has been curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for UC Berkeley’s Environmental Design Library.MORE about The Book as Place — Visions of the Built Environment

Exhibit: Project “Holy Land” — Yaakov Benor-Kalter’s Photographs of British Mandate Palestine, 1923-1940

January 29 – June 28, 2019 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4:05 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
For nearly two decades, Yaakov (Jacob) Benor-Kalter (1897-1969) traversed the Old City of Jerusalem, documenting renowned historical monuments, ambiguous subjects in familiar alleyways, and scores of “new Jews” building a new homeland. Benor-Kalter’s photographs oscillate between two worlds, and two Holy Lands, with one lens.MORE about Project “Holy Land” — Yaakov Benor-Kalter’s Photographs of British Mandate Palestine, 1923-1940

Exhibit: Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer | The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
The Hearst Museum considers the complex social and economic dynamics behind ten mind-altering drugs. MORE about Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer | The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

Colloquium: Children of the Dream — Why School Integration Works

Friday, April 26 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Goldman Theater David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley
Professor Johnson will appear in conversation with Dean of the Graduate School of Education Prudence Carter and Berkeley Law’s Professor Chris Edley, Jr.MORE about Children of the Dream — Why School Integration Works

Healthy Campus Food and Beverages Innovation Challenge

Friday, April 26 | 4-6 p.m. | Berkeley Haas Innovation Lab,  California Memorial Stadium, Berkeley
The Coalition for Healthy Campus Food and Beverages will hold an hackathon/designathon to think out the next ten years of beverage service at UC Berkeley.MORE about

Film: Tent of Miracles

Friday, April 26 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Citizen Kane doused with caipirinha and given a carnival spin, dos Santos’s delightfully ribald tribute to the many cultures and races of Bahian society adapts the novel by famed author Jorge Amado.MORE about <em>Tent of Miracles</em>

Performance: Gamelan Shadow Play — Story of Kala the Forbidden Creature

Friday, April 26 | 8 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Javanese Shadow Puppet Master Ki Midiyanto accompanied by guest drummer Heri Purwanto, singer Heni Savitri and the musicians of Gamelan Sari Raras, present "The Story of Kala the Forbidden Creature."MORE about Gamelan Shadow Play — <em>Story of Kala the Forbidden Creature</em>

Performance: Théâtre National de Bretagne

Saturday, April 27 | 8-10 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
French director Arthur Nauzyciel revives his production of Julius Caesar, first created 10 years ago for Boston’s influential American Repertory Theater during a US election year. MORE about <em>Théâtre National de Bretagne</em>

Lecture: The Conservation Movement

Saturday, April 27 | 11:50 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Auditorium Wurster Hall
Conservation Leader Chairman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) of the House Natural Resources Committee will be in conversation with Linda Escalante, Southern California Legislative Director, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).MORE about The Conservation Movement

Film and Discussion: Four Days in Occupied Western Sahara, Africa's Last Colony

Saturday, April 27 | 6-8 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Democracy Now!'s documentary, “Four Days in Occupied Western Sahara, Africa's Last Colony,” will be followed by a discussion with Amy Goodman, the film’s director John Hamilton, Maria Carrion of NomadsHRC and Watching Western Sahara, Prof. Stephen Zunes from USF, and Nickie Lewis from Berkeley's Human Rights Investigations Lab, and other invited guests.MORE about <em>Four Days in Occupied Western Sahara, Africa's Last Colony</em>

Performance: Black Life: Destiny Muhammad Trio

Sunday, April 28 | 4 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Celebrate International Jazz Month with the Destiny Muhammad Trio. MORE about <em>Black Life: Destiny Muhammad Trio</em>

Performance: Théâtre National de Bretagne

Sunday, April 28 | 3-5 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
French director Arthur Nauzyciel revives his production of Julius Caesar, first created 10 years ago for Boston’s influential American Repertory Theater during a US election year. MORE about <em>Théâtre National de Bretagne</em>

Performance: The House of the Spirits

April 28 – May 5, 2019 every Sunday | 2-4 p.m. | Zellerbach Playhouse
A new play by Caridad Svich | Based on a novel by Isabel Allende | Directed by Michael MoranMORE about <em>The House of the Spirits</em>

Lecture: Molly Kaushal | When Lakshman undertakes the fire ordeal to prove his chastity

Monday, April 29 | 4-6 p.m. | 341 Dwinelle Hall
A talk by Molly Kaushal on an unusual Gond folk version of the Ramayana, illustrated with paintings by Gond artists.MORE about Molly Kaushal | When Lakshman undertakes the fire ordeal to prove his chastity

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