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Thursday, September 3, 2015

QT Pie: A Queer, Trans, LGBTQ+ Welcome Event

Social Event | September 3 | 7-9 p.m. | Unit 3 Residence Hall, All Purpose Room (2400 Durant Ave - central building)

Gender Equity Resource Center, Queer Alliance and Resource Center (QARC), Unity House

Come for new friends, community, resources, student groups and pie! You may have known this event as QT Cakes (QT = Queer and/or Trans) last year, but the name is now QT Pie - get it "cutie pie"? Because our queer and/or trans communities are made up of beautiful, amazing, QT Pies!

We are inviting student organizations and resources to come table at this event, so you can get to know your...   More >

Monday, September 21, 2015

Special Colloquium Film Viewing - "On Life's Terms - Mothers in Recovery"

Colloquium | September 21 | 4-6 p.m. |  Haviland Hall

Sheila Ganz, Director,

Social Welfare, School of

On Life’s Terms: Mothers in Recovery follows five women in gender specific residential treatment in San Rafael, CA over three years. The women arrive voluntarily or through drug court, but they all desire the same thing: custody of their children.

The women undergo dramatic transformation as they learn recovery and parenting skills and attempt to become self-sufficient. Interwoven with their...   More >

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Koreans and Camptowns: Mixed-Race Adoptees and Camptown Connections

Conference/Symposium | September 26 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  David Brower Center

2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Grace M. Cho, CUNY Staten Island; Sue-Je Lee Gage, Ithaca College; Eleana Kim, UC Irvine; Deann Borshay Liem

Yong Nam Lee; Myung Duck Joo; Jai Song Seo

Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Me & Korea, Asia Society Northern California

The Center for Korean Studies is co-hosting a conference with advocacy group Me & Korea about the camptowns that developed alongside American military bases in Korea during and after the Korean War.

All Audiences

All Audiences

Free and open to the public.


Register online.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Decolonizing Foodways

Conference/Symposium | October 1 | 4-7:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

Berkeley Food Institute, Department of Sociology, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM), Department of Geography, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Research on Social Change, Center for Native American Issues Research on, University of the Pacific Food Studies Program, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence, Student Environmental Resource Center, Department of Ethnic Studies, Berkeley Student Food Collective

The Food, Identity and Representation Working Group at UC Berkeley and University of the Pacific Food Studies program invite you to participate in an evening of critical thinking and tasting at the Decolonizing Foodways Symposium. Understanding food as a site for de/colonial struggles and strategies in the ways it is produced, consumed, circulated, prepared, and represented within a transnational...   More >

Monday, October 5, 2015

Auspicious Images to Feminist Critiques: The Evolution of Mithila Painting in Rural India

Lecture | October 5 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

David Szanton, Ethnic Arts Foundation, Berkeley, California

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Institute for South Asia Studies

Since at least the 14th century women from the Mithila region of Bihar have painted images of the Hindu gods and goddesses on the walls of their homes to create auspicious spaces for domestic rituals – especially elaborated for marriage rituals. In the late 1960s they began painting these images on paper for sale. Since 2000 their repertoire has expanded to include contemporary social and...   More >

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Religion, Patriarchy and the Perpetuation of Harmful Social Conventions: The Case of Female Genital Cutting in Egypt

Colloquium | October 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

Lisa Blaydes, Associate Professor of Political Science, Stanford Unviersity

Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

How are harmful social practices brought to an end? Female genital cutting (FGC) is among the most widespread human rights violations committed against children, worldwide. While FGC remains a nearly ubiquitous practice among ever-married women in Egypt, significant declines in the practice have been witnessed among younger women and girls. In particular, Egypt's Coptic Christian community has...   More >

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The End Game: How Inequality Shapes Our Final Years

Colloquium | October 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

Corey Abramson, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Arizona

Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Growing old presents physical problems for everyone. However, when these problems occur and how people confront them are mediated by inequalities that reflect persistent socioeconomic, racial, and gender divides. The End Game (Harvard University Press 2015) shows how inequality structures social life in old age - and what examining old age can tell us about the mechanisms of inequality more...   More >

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Feminism and the Abomination of Violence

Lecture | October 15 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall

Jacqueline Rose, Professor of Humanities, Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, University of London

The Program in Critical Theory

In this lecture, Jacqueline Rose will argue that because the discourse on violence has tended to be appropriated by radical feminist thinking, the question of violence, as part of psychic reality, has become something that feminism repudiates. Jacqueline Rose is internationally known for her writing on feminism, psychoanalysis, literature and the politics and ideology of Israel-Palestine.

All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, Staff, Students - Graduate

All Audiences

Bodies of Song: Talk by noted Kabir scholar Linda Hess on Kabir oral traditions and performative worlds in North India

Lecture | October 15 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

Linda Hess, Linda Hess, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies at Stanford University

Institute for South Asia Studies

Talk by Dr. Linda Hess, scholar, writer, and a lover of Kabir, on her most recent publication, "Bodies of Song: Kabir Oral Traditions and Performative Worlds in North India."

Monday, October 19, 2015

"Out and Around" On the Not-So-Straight Journey Toward Equality: Lisa Dazols MSW 2007 and Jenni Chang

Film - Documentary | October 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, 5 Haviland

Social Welfare, School of

When Lisa Dazols, MSW 2007, and Jenni Chang fell in love, they vowed to follow a life of adventure. The couple had no idea that their promise would lead them to leave their 9-5 jobs, pick up a video camera, and travel to fifteen countries through Asia, Africa and South America for one year.

Without any film experience, they bought a book on "How to Make a Documentary" and went in search of...   More >

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Lecture by Prof. Poulomi Saha: Title TBD

Lecture | November 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

Poulomi Saha, Assistant Professor of English, UC Berkeley

Institute for South Asia Studies

A talk by Dr. Poulomi Saha, Assistant Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Affective Governance in North Korea: Sexuality and Sensuality in Socialist Feminism

Colloquium | November 16 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

Suzy Kim, Rutgers University

Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Comparing North Korean women with other socialist female icons, this talk explores how alternative femininities became markers of ideal citizens in the name of state feminism that professed equality for the sexes.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016