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Film: In the Image: Palestinian Women Capture the Occupation

Sunday, October 13 | 2:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In the Image springs from a unique joint Israeli–Palestinian endeavor, The Camera Project, which gave video equipment to Palestinian women living in the occupied West Bank. MORE about <em>In the Image: Palestinian Women Capture the Occupation</em>

Performance: Full: Harrison Concerto

Sunday, October 13 | 5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Performances of Lou Harrison’s 1986 Concerto for Piano with Javanese Gamelan are rare, since the piece requires a radical retuning of the piano to match the gamelan’s temperament. MORE about Full: Harrison Concerto

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

Lecture: Beyond the Pressure to Perform

Tuesday, October 15 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
On the Concept of "Leistung" in 19th Century Germany — "Leistung" is a key concept of public debates in Germany today, and even though the term itself has a rather neutral or positive meaning – « work performance » would be an adequate translation – the debates it is used in very often have a negative connotation. MORE about Beyond the Pressure to Perform

Lecture: Townsend Book Chat with Stephen Best

Wednesday, October 16 | 12-1 p.m. | Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Stephens Hall
Questioning the assumption that the slave past provides an explanatory prism for understanding the black political present, Best offers a new way of understanding the constitution of black subjectivity.MORE about Townsend Book Chat with Stephen Best

Seminar: CITRIS Research Exchange — Lisa Yeo

Wednesday, October 16 | 12-1 p.m. | Banatao Auditorium, 310 Sutardja Dai Hall
"Cybersecurity & Product Innovation: How do data breaches impact product design choices?"
MORE about CITRIS Research Exchange — Lisa Yeo

Conference: Medicine Stories — Indigenous Perspectives on Mind-Altering Substances

Wednesday, October 16 | 5-8 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
This gathering will center indigenous perspectives in dialogue on the complex issues surrounding globalization of mind-altering substances.MORE about Medicine Stories — Indigenous Perspectives on Mind-Altering Substances

Lecture: The New Jim Code?

Thursday, October 17 | 3-5:30 p.m. | Banatao Auditorium Sutardja Dai Hall
From everyday apps to complex algorithms, technology has the potential to hide, speed, and even deepen discrimination, while appearing neutral and even benevolent when compared to racist practices of a previous era.MORE about The New Jim Code?

Lecture: Douglas Hyde in California

Thursday, October 17 | 5-7 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall
The editors of Douglas Hyde's newly published diary shed light on his time and experiences at Berkeley and San Francisco and what they tell us about the local Irish community before the 1906 earthquake.
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Colloquium: “Some Live in Darkness, Some Live in Light”: China and Elsewhere in 1900

Thursday, October 17 | 4-6 p.m. | Heyns Room Faculty Club
This lecture shows how, in this critical decade, facing imperialism, trade war, anarchism, and racial nationalism, the Chinese people engaged with the dark and bright aspects of the world.MORE about “Some Live in Darkness, Some Live in Light”: China and Elsewhere in 1900

Performance: TDPS presents Who Shot La Miguelito? by Sean San José

October 17 – 20, 2019 every day | Zellerbach Playhouse
This dynamic performance piece parallels the murder of a young street artist in San Francisco’s Mission District with the death of immigrant, working-class neighborhoods. MORE about TDPS presents <em>Who Shot La Miguelito?</em> by Sean San José

Lecture: Exploring the local universe with the Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes

Saturday, October 19 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Campbell Hall
This talk will highlight some of the amazing science and images produced by Hubble observations of local galaxies from the past three decades.MORE about Exploring the local universe with the Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes

Panel Discussion: Innovating Democracy — Key Issues for the 2020 Election and Beyond

Saturday, October 19 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 145 Dwinelle Hall
Sponsored by: The Goldman School of Public Policy's Center on Civility & Democratic Engagement, Founded by the Cal Class of ’68MORE about Innovating Democracy — Key Issues for the 2020 Election and Beyond

Colloquium: The San Quentin Project — Narratives of Incarceration

Saturday, October 19 | 1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This colloquium brings together leading UC Berkeley faculty from the fields of law, social welfare, and literature, along with artist Nigel Poor, to discuss the power of personal narrative and how narratives of incarceration have taken shape across disciplines.MORE about The San Quentin Project — Narratives of Incarceration

Workshop: Trace Your Love Line

Sunday, October 20 | 2 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In conjunction with the exhibition The San Quentin Project, two workshops offer artmaking experiences that draw on somatic and expressive arts therapy to explore resilience.MORE about Trace Your Love Line

Special Event: I-House Global Homecoming 2019

Sunday, October 20 | 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. | International House
The Fifth Annual International House Global Homecoming features unique I-House experiences, community building, networking, and delicious international treats.MORE about I-House Global Homecoming 2019

Reading: Labor, Global Supply Chains, and the Garment Industry in South Asia

Monday, October 21 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Kaufman Management Center, Room 55, 3rd floor, MC building NYU Stern School of Business,  44 W 4th St, New York
Book launch: Labor, Global Supply Chains, and the Garment Industry in South Asia: Bangladesh after Rana PlazaMORE about Labor, Global Supply Chains, and the Garment Industry in South Asia

Seminar: On the Fringe of Minitel — Alternative Uses of a State-Sponsored Communications Network A Participatory Masterclass

Monday, October 21 | 1-2 p.m. | BCNM Commons, 340 Moffitt Undergraduate Library
Minitel stands for "Médium interactif par numérisation d’information téléphonique." While the network was officially closed with pomp by bureaucrats in 2012, there is an active revival scene, led by original-gangster hackers and members of "the youth" currently attending French engineering schools. MORE about On the Fringe of Minitel — Alternative Uses of a State-Sponsored Communications Network A Participatory Masterclass

Lecture: PLANTS + PEOPLE Lunchtime Talks: Exploring the versatile uses and ethnobotany of the calabash trees in Caribbean Islands

Friday, October 25 | 12-1 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Learn about the calabash tree (Crescentia cujete L.), a species of flowering plant that belongs to the trumpet creeper (Bignoniaceae) botanical family. MORE about PLANTS + PEOPLE Lunchtime Talks: Exploring the versatile uses and ethnobotany of the calabash trees in Caribbean Islands

Botanical Garden: Carnivorous plants

Saturday, October 26 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Discover some of the fascinating and beautiful plants that can eat insects. Get up close and learn about the amazing leaf adaptations at this family event.MORE about Carnivorous plants