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Special Event: Barrel-Aged Whiskey Tasting

Sunday, February 23 | 4-6 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Come learn how various woods can affect the aging and taste of locally crafted whiskeys. Taste a variety of whiskeys and nibble on snacks while looking out onto the California oaks and enjoy the glorious after-hours in the garden. MORE about Barrel-Aged Whiskey Tasting

Exhibit: Rosie Lee Tompkins — A Retrospective

February 19 – July 19, 2020 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Rosie Lee Tompkins (1936–2006) is widely considered one of the most brilliant and inventive quiltmakers of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.MORE about Rosie Lee Tompkins — A Retrospective

Lecture: Design Field Notes — Toshi Anders Hoo

Monday, February 24 | 1-2 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall
Hoo’s work explores not only the direct applications of emerging technologies, but also the wider implications and impact on individuals, organizations, and society at large.MORE about Design Field Notes — Toshi Anders Hoo

Colloquium: ATC Lecture — Margaret Rhee, "In Search for My Robot"

Monday, February 24 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Osher Theater Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Robots, like any technology, are not "objective" or "universal"; Instead, machines reveal the process of social formation. MORE about ATC Lecture — Margaret Rhee, "In Search for My Robot"

Lecture: In Search of My Robot — Emergent Media, Racialized Gender, and Creativity

Monday, February 24 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This talk by poet, scholar, and new media artist Margaret Rhee demonstrates how forms of difference—such as race, gender, and sexuality—are shaped by and co-constitutive with technological developments. MORE about In Search of My Robot — Emergent Media, Racialized Gender, and Creativity

Lecture: Khiara Bridges — Imagining an Ethnography of Pregnant Class-Privileged Women of Color

Monday, February 24 | 12:45-2 p.m. | Philip Selznick Seminar Room Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave., Berkeley
In this talk, Bridges will draw from her previous work with poor, pregnant women of color to discuss how class and race interact with -- and alter -- one another in the lives of wealthier, pregnant women of color in the United States.MORE about Khiara Bridges — Imagining an Ethnography of Pregnant Class-Privileged Women of Color

Lecture: James Crabtree | The Billionaire Raj

Tuesday, February 25 | 5-7 p.m. | 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) Stephens Hall
Join us for a talk by James Crabtree on his book, The Billionaire Raj: A Journey Through India's New Gilded Age, a colorful and revealing portrait of the rise of India’s new billionaire class in a radically unequal society.MORE about James Crabtree | The Billionaire Raj

Lecture: Isabel Allende — A Long Petal of the Sea

Tuesday, February 25 | 5 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Isabel Allende will speak in conversation with Adam Hochschild about her book and the legacy of the Spanish diaspora in Latin America and around the world.MORE about Isabel Allende — A Long Petal of the Sea

Panel Discussion: Contextualizing Coronavirus

Wednesday, February 26 | 4-6 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
A panel of experts will convene at UC Berkeley to discuss the scientific, political, societal and economic impacts of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, and to help us understand the many issues at stake as the world works to tackle a global public health challenge.MORE about Contextualizing Coronavirus

Lecture: The Revolution That Wasn’t — How Digital Activism Favors Conservatives

Wednesday, February 26 | 12-1 p.m. | Banatao Auditorium Sutardja Dai Hall
Jen Schradie’s talk, based on her book, The Revolution That Wasn’t, identifies the reasons behind this previously undiagnosed digital-activism gap. MORE about The Revolution That Wasn’t — How Digital Activism Favors Conservatives

Panel Discussion: California, the EU and the Future of the Transatlantic Relationship

Thursday, February 27 | 12-1 p.m. | Banatao Auditorium Sutardja Dai Hall
A Public Discussion featuring EU Ambassador to the US Stavros Lambrinidis and California Lt. Governor Eleni KounalakisMORE about California, the EU and the Future of the Transatlantic Relationship

Performance: TDPS presents Berkeley Dance Project 2020

February 20 – 29, 2020 every day with exceptions | 8-9:30 p.m. | Zellerbach Playhouse
Exploring the intersections of dance and community, the annual TDPS dance concert poses critical questions for our divisive times: How can dance create inclusive exchanges between audiences and performers? MORE about TDPS presents Berkeley Dance Project 2020

Special Event: Benefit Performances of Our Monologues 2020

Saturday, February 29 | 7 p.m. | Wheeler Auditorium
Our community and our production place students with historically marginalized identities at the center, is the largest educational platform for gender-based violence on campus at UC Berkeley, and manifests a community of healing, liberation, resistance, education, decolonial work, growth, and more.MORE about Benefit Performances of Our Monologues 2020