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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

HIFIS Disability Studies Candidate Lectures: Professor Sandra Sufian

Lecture | April 23 | 12-2 p.m. |  UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Room TBA


Professor Sandra Sufian

Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society


The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society is recruiting for a new senior faculty position for the Disability Studies Cluster.

Please join us for the public lecture of Professor Sandra Sufian on April 23rd, at 12noon, School of Public Health, room TBA.

This event is wheelchair-accessible. For disability-related accommodations, please contact Susan Schweik at sschweik@berkeley.edu....   More >


Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Recognizin​g and Responding to Signs of Sexual and Relationsh​ip Violence: Series of events with local community organizations

Special Event | April 24 | 12-1 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, 202 - Gender Equity Resource Center Community Space


Family Violence Law Center (FVLC)

Gender Equity Resource Center


Learn about ways to support someone hurt by sexual violence, what resources are available, and the recognizing the personal impact on you as a support person.



Devalued Bodies in an Era of Neoliberal Choice

Colloquium | April 24 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


Mary Susman, Gender & Women's Studies & Sociology
Ella Bastone, Gender & Women's Studies
Rachel Upton, Gender & Women's Studies

Monday, April 28, 2014

Queer of Color Reading Group: Animacies, discussion with Mel Chen

Workshop | April 28 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 652 Barrows Hall


Center for the Study of Sexual Culture


The Queer of Color Reading group will meet to discuss the book Animacies with its author, Professor Mel Chen. Read more about the book here: https://www.dukeupress.edu/Animacies/

For readings and inquiries email Katrina Dodson at cssc@berkeley.edu



Screening "Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes": Part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Queer Awareness Days

Special Event | April 28 | 5-6:30 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, 202 - Gender Equity Resource Center Community Space


Gender Equity Resource Center


Monday, April 28, 2014

• Screening and discussion of "Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes" 5-6:30pm - 202 Chavez

Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes provides a riveting examination of manhood, sexism, and homophobia in hip-hop culture. Director Byron Hurt, former star college quarterback, longtime hip-hop fan, and gender violence prevention educator, conceived the documentary as a "loving critique"...   More >

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Recognizin​g and Responding to Signs of Sexual and Relationsh​ip Violence: Series of events with local community organizations

Special Event | April 30 | 4-5 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, 202 - Gender Equity Resource Center Community Space


Asian Women's Shelter

Gender Equity Resource Center


Learn about ways to support someone hurt by sexual violence, what resources are available, and the recognizing the personal impact on you as a support person.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

De Sidere 7: Desire's Vexed Status - A film by Nicolás Grandi and Lata Mani

Film - Feature | May 1 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (CSAS Conf. Room)


Nicolás Grandi is an important independent filmmaker; Lata Mani is a distinguished feminist historian and cultural critic.

Center for South Asia Studies


A screening of De Sidere 7, a film made by independent film-maker, Nicolas Grandi, and a lecture by distinguished feminist historian and cultural critic Lata Mani.



Arab America: Gender, Cultural Politics, and Activism

Lecture | May 1 | 5:30-8 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Center for Race and Gender


In Arab America: Gender, Cultural Politics, and Activism, Nadine Naber tells the stories of second generation Arab American young adults living in the San Francisco Bay Area, most of whom are political activists engaged in two culturalist movements that draw on the conditions of diaspora, a Muslim global justice and a Leftist Arab movement.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Breaking Barriers, Building Community: 35 Years of Training Social Change Scholars

Conference/Symposium | May 2 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)


Troy Duster, Chancellor's Professor, UC Berkeley; Claude Steele, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, UC Berkeley

Teresa Córdova, Professor, Urban Planning and Policy, and Director, Great Cities Institute, University of Illinois at Chicago; Hector Fernando Burga, City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley; Eleanor Ramsey, President, Mason Tillman Associates; Willow Lung-Amam, Assistant Professor, Architecture Planning and Preservation, University of Maryland; Maxine Craig, Associate Professor, Women and Gender Studies, UC Davis; Stephen Small, Associate Professor, African American Studies, UC Berkeley; Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales,, Assistant Professor, Education, University of San Francisco; Victor Rios, Associate Professor, Sociology, UC Santa Barbara; Jennifer Chun, Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Toronto

Michael Omi, Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley; David Montejano, Professor, Ethnic Studies and History, UC Berkeley; Rachel Moran, Dean and Michael J. Connell Distinguished Professor of Law, School of Law, UCLA

Center for Research on Social Change, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, College of Environmental Design, Social Welfare, School of, Department of Anthropology, Law, Boalt School of, Department of Ethnic Studies, Center for Race and Gender, Graduate School of Education, American Cultures, Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor


This conference will showcase research that 1) examines the erasure of history and memory around race and gender; 2) explores the processes and contexts in which the definitions and enforcement of (il)legality are undergoing change; and 3) engages with the efforts of community organizations and activists to challenge the policies and control of dominant interests.


Alumni, General Public, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Free

Register online.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

The Dog, Allison Berg, Frank Keraudren (U.S., 2013)

Film - Feature | May 3 | 8:30 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


It was a bizarre happening: a Brooklyn bank robbery on a hot August afternoon turned hostage crisis, with one of the thieves admitting that he did it to pay for his transgender bride’s sex-change operation. Film fans know the story from Sidney Lumet’s gritty 1975 classic Dog Day Afternoon. But there is much more to this ripped-from-the-headlines tale and to John Wojtowicz, the robber whose antics...   More >


$13 BAM/PFA members, San Francisco Film Society members, UC Berkeley students, $15 General Admission, $14 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Salvation Army, Abdellah Taïa (Morocco, 2013)

Film - Feature | May 4 | 8:30 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Adapting his autobiographical novel, director Abdellah Taïa tells the story of a gay Moroccan boy finding self-realization and personal strength within a society that shuns him. Homosexuality, however, is not the only difficulty confronting Abdellah (the main character shares the same name as the filmmaker)—his father abuses his mom, he feels an attraction for his older brother Slimane, and older...   More >


$13 BAM/PFA members, San Francisco Film Society members, UC Berkeley students, $15 General Admission, $14 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons

Monday, May 5, 2014

Queer of Color Reading Group: Wrap-up, workshop

Workshop | May 5 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall


Center for the Study of Sexual Culture


The Queer of Color Reading Group will meet to wrap up the semester, discuss future readings and directions, and possibly share work-in-progress from reading group participants.

For inquiries, email Katrina Dodson at cssc@berkeley.edu