Upcoming Events

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Rally to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Third World Liberation Front

Lecture | January 22 | 12-1 p.m. | Sproul Hall, Mario Savio Steps

 Paola Bacchetta, Faculty Member, Gender and Women's Studies; Hatem Bazian, Faculty Member, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley, http://ethnicstudies.berkeley.edu/faculty-profile/hatem-bazian, Provost, Co-founder and Faculty Member of Islamic Law and Theology at Zaytuna College; Oliver Jones, 1969 TWLF Student Striker; Jeff Leong, Poet and Author; Ysidro Macias, Poet, Author, Artist and 1969 TWLF Student Striker; Lulu Matute, Artist and Undergraduate Scholar, UC Berkeley; LaNada War Jack, Shoshone-Bannock Nation Activist, Writer, Educator and 1969 TWLF Student Striker, Indigenous Visions Network; Eddie Zheng, Youth Counselor

 American Cultures, TWLF 1969/twLF veterans, TWLF Research Initiative, Asian Pacific American Student Development, Department of African American Studies, Chicanx Latinx Student Development, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, Asian Prisoner Support Committee, Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project, Native American Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies, REACH!

Rally to celebrate the first day and 50th anniversary of the Third World Liberation Front strike.

Courtesy of Ethnic Studies Library

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat with Allan deSouza: How Art Can Be Thought: A Handbook for Change

Lecture | January 30 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

What terms do we use to describe and evaluate art? How do we judge if art is good, and if it is for the social good? DeSouza investigates the terminology through which art is discussed, valued, and taught.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Book Talk: The Feminist Awakening in China

Colloquium | February 1 | 3-5 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), IEAS Conference Room (510A)

 Leta Hong Fincher

 Lü Pin

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

On the eve of International Women’s Day in 2015, the Chinese government arrested five feminist activists and jailed them for 37 days. The Feminist Five became a global cause célèbre, with Hillary Clinton speaking out on their behalf, and activists inundating social media with #FreetheFive messages. But the Feminist Five are only symbols of a much larger feminist movement of university students,...   More >

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Reimagining Labor Law

Lecture | February 13 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Catherine Fisk, Berkeley Law

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Transformation of work through the gig economy and through the decline of unions presents unprecedented challenges for regulating work for the common good. But it also presents opportunities for a fresh start. This lecture will examine some of the recent radical changes in the law of the workplace in California and nationwide.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat with Joyce Carol Oates: Hazards of Time Travel

Lecture | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Oates’s latest novel is the dystopian story of a young woman living in a bleak future dictatorship, who is punished for her transgressions by being sent back in time.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat with Anthony Long: How to Be Free: An Ancient Guide to the Stoic Life

Lecture | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Born a slave, the ancient Roman Stoic philosopher Epictetus taught that mental freedom is supreme, since it can liberate one anywhere, even in a prison. Long presents a new edition of Epictetus’s famed handbook on Stoicism.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Hate Speech, Algorithms, and Digital Connectivity

Lecture | April 15 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Zeynap Tufekci, Independent Writer and Public Scholar

 D- Lab and Digital Humanities at Berkeley, Berkeley Center for New Media, The Center for Technology and Society at the Anti-Defamation League, Digital Humanities Working Group, The Library, Office of the vice Chancellor for Research, The Visual Resources Center

Since the launch of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, reports of hate speech targeting various minority groups have risen dramatically. Although this surge is well-reported, it remains difficult to quantify the magnitude of the problem or even properly classify hate speech, let alone identify and measure its effects. Keyword searches and dictionary methods are often imprecise and overly blunt...   More >

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat with Timothy Hampton: Bob Dylan's Poetics: How the Songs Work

Lecture | April 17 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Hampton’s close examination of Bob Dylan's songs locates the artist’s transgressive style within a long history of modern (and modernist) art.