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Lecture: 400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice — Black Public Art

Tuesday, February 18 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A talk by architect Rodney Leon, an American architect of Haitian descent and the founder of Rodney Leon Architects. MORE about 400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice — Black Public Art

Lecture: The End of Knowledge — From Facts to Data

Wednesday, February 19 | 5 p.m. | Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Wheeler Hall
Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and a staff writer at the New Yorker.MORE about The End of Knowledge — From Facts to Data

Exhibit: Rosie Lee Tompkins — A Retrospective

February 19 – July 19, 2020 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Rosie Lee Tompkins (1936–2006) is widely considered one of the most brilliant and inventive quiltmakers of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.MORE about Rosie Lee Tompkins — A Retrospective

Performance: We Shall Overcome

Thursday, February 20 | 8-10 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
Composer and pianist Damien Sneed’s tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrates a living lineage of African-American music and culture that ranges from gospel, spirituals, and classical music to jazz and Broadway.MORE about <em>We Shall Overcome</em>

Lecture: The Legacy of School Integration and Educational Outcomes

Thursday, February 20 | 7-9 p.m. | JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch, 1414 Walnut St, Berkeley
Join GSPP professor Rucker Johnson (Children of the Dream: Why School Integration Works) and Berkeleyside reporter Natalie Orenstein (“A radical decision, an unfinished legacy”) for a panel on school integration, its legacy and its future in the East Bay and across America.MORE about The Legacy of School Integration and Educational Outcomes

Lecture: Medical Bondage — Race, Gender and the Origins of American Gynecology

Friday, February 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Banatao Auditorium Sutardja Dai Hall
Deirdre Cooper Owens has published essays, book chapters, and blog pieces on a number of issues that concern African American experiences.MORE about Medical Bondage — Race, Gender and the Origins of American Gynecology

Performance: Black Life — Stephanie Hewett

Saturday, February 22 | 4 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Choreographer and movement artist Stephanie Hewett presents (E)cho Queue, a performance that aims to reclaim the inextricable connection between techno music and black life.MORE about Black Life — Stephanie Hewett

Special Event: Benefit Performances of Our Monologues 2020

Saturday, February 22 | 7 p.m. | Wheeler Auditorium
Our Monologues disrupts the grip of homogeneity by centering the original monologues of those whose experiences and identities have been historically invisibilized. MORE about Benefit Performances of Our Monologues 2020

Special Event: Barrel-Aged Whiskey Tasting

Sunday, February 23 | 4-6 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Come learn how various woods can affect the aging and taste of locally crafted whiskeys. Taste a variety of whiskeys and nibble on snacks while looking out onto the California oaks and enjoy the glorious after-hours in the garden. MORE about Barrel-Aged Whiskey Tasting

Lecture: In Search of My Robot — Emergent Media, Racialized Gender, and Creativity

Monday, February 24 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This talk by poet, scholar, and new media artist Margaret Rhee demonstrates how forms of difference—such as race, gender, and sexuality—are shaped by and co-constitutive with technological developments. MORE about In Search of My Robot — Emergent Media, Racialized Gender, and Creativity