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Wednesday, September 27, 2017


Film - Series | September 27 | 6-8 p.m. | 105 North Gate

Center for Latin American Studies

Through its lyrical structure, Chavela takes viewers on an evocative, thought-provoking journey through the iconoclastic life of game-changing artist Chavela Vargas.

All Audiences

All Audiences

Please note: This film contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

White Supremacy, Gender, and Speech in the wake of Charlottesville

Panel Discussion | October 10 | 4-6 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 140

Michael Cohen; Charis Thompson; Ziza Delgado; Justin Leroy

Center for Race and Gender

This event will focus on the roles white supremacy has played throughout U.S. history as well as its continued effects today, particularly in relation to the 2016 election and upsurge of white nationalist and white supremacist movements.

All Audiences

All Audiences

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Critical Theory Working Group | Collaborations, Co-Operatives, Coalition-Building | Questions Of State

Panel Discussion | October 18 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 340 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

Jasper Bernes, Independent Scholar and Author

Keith Feldman, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley

The Program in Critical Theory

This working group meeting seeks to explore the different challenges and failures in performances of state formation, as well as in alternative models of social formation. How can we hold open space to imagine and engage different possible strategies for a future, while also always imagining new and ever more resilient ways of protecting each other in a dangerous present?

All Audiences, Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Deconstructing the "Refugee Crisis": Race, Representation, and Recognition

Colloquium | October 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

Center for Race and Gender

Denaturalizing the Mediterranean border
Ilaria Giglioli, Geography

Re-forming Refugee Protection: A U.S. Perspective
Kate Jastram, Human Rights Attorney

Representing the “European refugee crisis” in Germany and beyond
Seth Holmes, School of Public Health and Heide Castañeda, Anthropology (University of South Florida)

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Whose Classroom?: The Generative Potential of Conflict in Higher Education

Workshop | February 7 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio (Dwinelle 117)

Dr. Sarah Lappas, ACES Culture and Activism Fellow

American Cultures, Academic Innovation Studio, Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor, Center for Teaching and Learning

This event brings together UC Berkeley faculty, and students in a guided dialogue unpacking the tensions, frustrations, opportunities and possibilities of contentious discourse in the classroom.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Data Science Discovery Projects: Social Impact

Workshop | February 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio (Dwinelle 117)

American Cultures

Data Science Discovery Projects helps to train aspiring data scientists to work on data mining, machine learning, big data, and data science projects with social impact. This past semester four AC instructors incorporated Data Science Discovery Projects into their courses. The Data Science tools and the content of the AC courses was a powerful combination. A combination which it is hoped will be...   More >

Friday, February 23, 2018

An African American and Latinx History of the United States: An intersectional history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rights

Lecture | February 23 | 2-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center

Paul Ortiz, Associate Professor of History and the Director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, University of Florida

Office of Undergraduate Research, American Cultures, Center for Race and Gender, Center for Research on Social Change, Department of Ethnic Studies, Department of African American Studies, Multicultural Community Center

Professor Paul Ortiz will speak about his newly published book, An African American and Latinx History of the United States (Beacon Press, 2018). Spanning more than two hundred years, this much anticipated book is a revolutionary, politically charged narrative history, arguing that the “Global South” was crucial to the development of America as we know it. Scholar and activist Paul Ortiz...   More >

All Audiences

All Audiences

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Rebel Archives Workshop

Workshop | March 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio (Dwinelle 117)

American Cultures

In this year of historical milestones, it seems appropriate to discuss and work with the 'Rebel Archive'. But, 'What is the Rebel Archive? Influenced by the work of UCLA Professor of History, Kelly Lytle Hernandez, and her recent book 'The City of Inmates', the 'Rebel Archive' documents histories and legacies of resistance. These works are often fragmentary and not only in written text but in...   More >

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

A ‘Sanctuary City’ but who gets to live here?: An Examination of the Bay Area Housing Crisis

Workshop | March 21 | 4-6 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio (Dwinelle 117)

American Cultures

Whilst the so-called sanctuary cities of the Bay Area continue to cater to tech wealth and luxury development, our most vulnerable residents are being displaced from their homes and refuge here. In partnership with the ACES program, artist/organizer Leslie Dreyer is designing a series of panels and workshops this spring that examine who is causing and benefiting from the housing crisis, how we...   More >