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, Member of the Afro-American Students Union, and Civil Rights Attorney; Jeff Leong, Poet, Author, 1969 TWLF Student Striker, and Member of the Asian American Political Alliance; Ysidro Macias, Poet, Author, Artist, Retired Attorney, Tortilla Maker, 1969 TWLF Student Striker, and Member of Mexican-American Student Confederation; Lulu Matute, Artist and Undergraduate Scholar, UC Berkeley; LaNada War Jack, 1969 TWLF Student Striker, Member of Native American Students Union, and Shoshone-Bannock Nation Activist, Writer, Educator and 1969 TWLF Student Striker, Indigenous Visions Network; Eddie Zheng, Former San Quentin incarceree, and Founder of Asian Prisoners Support Committee, Asian Prisoners Support Committee; Marcelo Garzo Montalvo, Artist, Musician, Ph.D. Candidate, The Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley, Graduate Student Researcher, Center for Race and Gender; Floyd Huen, 1969 TWLF Student Striker and Member of Asian American Political Alliance; Cynthia Ledesma; Abraham Ramirez, PhD. Candidate, The Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley; Vicci Wong, 1969 TWLF Student Striker and Member of the Asian American Political Alliance

 Blake Simons, Assistant Director, Fannie Lou Hamer Black Resource Center; Joanne Yi, UC Berkeley Undergraduate, and Director of External Affairsm REACH!, REACH!

 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!

On January 22, 1969, the Third World Liberation Front initiated their now-historic student strike, demanding a Third World College at UC Berkeley. The TWLF was a multiracial coalition comprised of: the Afro-American Students Union (AASU), Asian American Political Alliance (AAPA), Mexican-American Students Confederation (MASC) and the Native American Students Union (NASU). On January 22, 2019, there will be an informational rally to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of this important moment in campus history. TWLF veterans will read the original 1969 demands that led to Ethnic Studies programs being created throughout the UC system and nationwide. Additionally, there will be speakers from subsequent generations who have fought to sustain Ethnic Studies on campus and in the community.

Co-sponsors (partial list): TWLF Research Initiative (Center for Race and Gender), TWLF 1969/twLF veterans, APASD (Asian Pacific American Student Development), Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, Chicanx Latinx Student Development (CLSD), American Cultures Engaged Scholarship Program, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, Native American Studies, Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project (IRDP), Asian Prisoner Support Committee (APSC), Department of Ethnic Studies, REACH!

 All Audiences

 All Audiences

 TWLF Research Initiative, ucbtwlf50th@gmail.com