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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Weekend Workshop 2017-2018: Beyond the Mundane

Workshop | April 28 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Tolman Hall

 Graduate School of Education

21st century classrooms are spaces that encourage creation and innovation. Workshops will focus on taking writing beyond the traditional writer's workshop time and essay assignment. Teachers will experience a variety of ways to support students to compose both individually, collaboratively, digitally, traditionally, and artistically.

Placing Asia

Conference/Symposium | April 28 | 9:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. | 510 Institute of East Asian Studies (Golden Bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

April 27 9 am - 4 pm
April 28 9:30 am - 1:15 pm

What is Asia? Since the evolution of Area Studies out of its singular post-war focus on defining and understanding alterity, the field has grappled with this central question through an array of analytical frames: the nation-state, identity, culture, belief systems, economies, flows, and connectivity. This conference seeks to move area studies...   More >

Migrations and New Mobilities in Southeast Asia - Morning Panel

Conference/Symposium | April 28 | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, UCLA, Asian Institute, University of Toronto

On the second day of this conference, a panel session will be held in the morning in 180 Doe Library. The final plenary sessions with invited senior scholars will be held in the afternoon in the Townsend Center for the Humanities.

 This event is free and open to the public.

41st Education Outreach Conference Bourgeois, Democratic, Nationalist, Communist: Post-World War I Revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe

Conference/Symposium | April 28 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | 431 Berkeley City College

 2050 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Robert Blobaum, Eberly Professor of History, West Virginia University; Melissa Feinberg, Associate Professor of History, Rutgers University; Mark Jones, Irish Research Council Fellow, University College Dublin; Paul Hanebrink, Associate Professor of History, Rutgers University

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

The Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies will be holding the 41st Educator Outreach Conference on Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. This year's conference is entitled "Bourgeois, Democratic, Nationalist, Communist: Post-World War I Revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe" and will explore the effects of WWI on the landscape of Europe through a historical lens.

On the Subject of Ethnonationalism: The Transgressive Style and the Claim to Critique

Conference/Symposium | April 28 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of English, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for the Study of Sexual Culture

Today, newly prominent strands of right-wing discourse assert themselves not simply as political positions but also as styles. Instead of traditional concerns with decorum, we see tactics of shock and various attempts to be transgressive. Moving away from conservative propriety, some movements accept or even celebrate the sexualization of political figures and positions. The normalcy of the...   More >

Archaeological Illustration: Drawing and inking

Workshop | April 28 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Lisa Johnson, UC Berkeley Anthropology; Lucas Johnson, Far Western Inc

 Archaeological Research Facility

This all-day workshop covers artifact illustration and inking in a two step process.

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Erwin Chemerinsky and Nadine Strossen: Resisting Hate with Free Speech

Panel Discussion | April 28 | 10-11:15 a.m. |  Freight & Salvage

 Arts + Design

The question of limits on free speech has recently occupied our nation’s consciousness—as well as the physical streets of Berkeley. The American Civil Liberties Union has worked for nearly 100 years to arbitrate this question in times of intense political division, and now Nadine Strossen, former president of the ACLU, joins us to to present “HATE: Why We Should Resist it With Free Speech, Not...   More >

Healthcare Forum: CA’s Healthcare System, Exploring Universal Coverage

Presentation | April 28 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Residence Halls Unit 1, All-purpose room

 2650 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Robin Flagg PhD, MPH, Lecturer, School of Public Health and Haas School of Business; Ken Jacobs, Chair, Center for Labor Research and Education

 Indivisible Berkeley Healthcare Team

This year California will be giving serious attention to legislation that provides a real path to Universal Healthcare in the State. Don’t miss this opportunity to increase your understanding of our current healthcare system, policy options for coverage, and directions for action that can move California toward universal health coverage and care.

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o: Wrestling with the Devil

Panel Discussion | April 28 | 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Freight & Salvage

 Arts + Design

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o is one of the world’s most prominent African writers working today, often on the radar for the Nobel Prize. He joins us to discuss the American release of “Wrestling with the Devil: A Prison Memoir.” In 1977, he was imprisoned by the Kenyan government in a maximum security facility because of his artistic defiance of a regime. In prison, he penned a novel—on toilet...   More >

Migrations and New Mobilities in Southeast Asia - Plenary Sessions

Conference/Symposium | April 28 | 1-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220, Townsend Center for the Humanities

 Nicole Constable, Professor of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh; Rebecca Elmhirst, Reader in Human Geography, University of Brighton; Michele Ford, Professor of Southeast Asian Studies, University of Sydney; Johan Lindquist, Professor of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University; Deirdre McKay, Senior Lecturer in Social Geography and Environmental Politics, Keele University; Brenda Yeoh, Professor of Geography, National University of Singapore; Aihwa Ong, Robert H. Lowie Distinguished Chair in Anthropology, UC Berkeley; Christine Padoch, Senior Curator Emerita, Institute of Economic Botany, New York Botanical Garden

 Rachel Silvey, Professor of Geography; Richard Charles Lee Director, Asian Institute, University of Toronto; Nancy Lee Peluso, Henry J. Vaux Distinguished Professor of Forest Policy, UC Berkeley

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, UCLA, Asian Institute, University of Toronto

The final plenary sessions of this conference - which aims to look anew at issues concerning migration and Southeast Asia - will be held from 1:00-6:00 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Humanities.

 This event is free and open to the public.

Viet Thanh Nguyen on Art and Politics Interviewed by Karen Tei Yamashita

Panel Discussion | April 28 | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  Freight & Salvage

 Arts + Design

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2016 for his novel “The Sympathizer,” Viet Thanh Nguyen—fiction writer, essayist, activist, and UC Berkeley doctoral alum—has become an outspoken voice for refugee rights and justice for immigrants. In 2017 he received a MacArthur Genius Grant, and while he was commended for “challenging popular depictions of the Vietnam War and exploring the myriad ways that war...   More >

LEED Workshop: Become LEED Accredited!

Workshop | April 28 | 2-6 p.m. | 175 Barrows Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a green-rating point system to certify a building’s sustainability. Just as Buildings can be LEED certified, students and professionals can become LEED Accredited themselves. The LEED Green Associate (GA) credential is the only professional designation used to market yourself to employers and clients and show you have certified...   More >

Open in Emergency: Decolonizing Mental Health

Workshop | April 28 | 3-5:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315/Maude Fife

 Tammy Ho, Associate Professor, Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of California, Riverside

 Mimi Khuc, Adjunct Lecturer, Asian American Studies, University of Maryland

 Eliza Noh, Professor, Asian American Studies, Cal State University Fullerton

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies, HIFIS Cluster in Disability Studies

In 2016, the Asian American Literary Review (AALR) published “Open in Emergency: A Special Issue on Asian American Mental Health.” In addition to visual and literary art, the special issue contains a set of materials and activities that, according to their website, “decolonizes mental health and opens up a wealth of new approaches.”


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The Common Good with Robert Reich

Panel Discussion | April 28 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  Freight & Salvage

 Arts + Design

Don’t miss the Festival keynote! No one could serve better to inspire us than Berkeley’s own Robert Reich—a stellar writer of conscience and conviction, a firebrand, and one of America’s most influential and popular political commentators. A former U.S. Secretary of Labor, Reich comments regularly on CNN, NBC, and The Daily Show, and his syndicated articles have appeared in The New Yorker, New...   More >