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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training: A Two-Day Workshop with Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer

Workshop | December 7 – 8, 2018 every day | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Kristin Neff, University of Texas, Auston; Christopher Germer, Ph.D.

 Greater Good Science Center

This two-day workshop is an introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), an empirically-supported training program based on the pioneering research of Kristin Neff and the clinical perspective of Chris Germer. 11 CE hours available.

MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional wellbeing. Mindfulness is the first step—turning with loving...   More >

$300-$339

  Tickets go on sale June 2. Buy tickets online

CripTech: Disability and Technology in Japan and the United States: An International Symposium

Conference/Symposium | December 8 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, The Robert and Colleen Haas Chair in Disability Studies, Making Change Media

Technology has the potential to greatly improve access and the full social participation of disabled individuals in Japan and the United States. Both countries have invested considerable sums in these directions, but often this research is being conducted separately from the key stakeholders. This symposium brings together technologists, anthropologists, educators, and other researchers who are...   More >

 ASL interpretation and CART services have been requested for the conference and films will be open captioned and audio described. The conference venue is wheelchair accessible. Please do not come wearing any scents or perfumes.

Poster design and sketch of Rose the bionic woman are copyright 2018 by Franchesca Spektor. All rights reserved and used with artist’s permission. Image description of conference artwork: A woman who has a human-looking face, forearm, wrist, and hand

CripTech: Disability and Technology in Japan and the United States – an International Symposium

Conference/Symposium | December 7 – 8, 2018 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Satsuki AYAYA, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo; Asa ITO, Tokyo Institute of Technology; Yoshihiko KAWAUCHI, Toyo University; Shinichiro KUMAGAYA, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo; Ayako Shimizo, Hikari Lab; Ninon Lambert, Tokyo University; Valerie Block, UC Berkeley; Regan Brashear, Filmmaker; Abigail Cochran, UC Berkeley; Chris Downey, Architecture for the Blind; Aimi Hamraie, Vanderbilt University; Laura Harrison, UCSD; Liz Henry, Mozilla; Josh Miele, The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute; Gregor Wolbring, University of Calgary; David Savarese, Director, DEEJ; Robert Rooy, Director, DEEJ

 Professor Karen Nakamura, UC Berkeley

This symposium brings together technologists, anthropologists, educators, and other researchers who are working on the nexus of technology, access, and design in Japan together with scholars, engineers, researchers, and activists in the United States for asymposium and workshop in Berkeley, California, the home of the independent living movement.

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FAMILY PROGRAM: Holiday Nature Crafts (Morning SOLD OUT)

Workshop | December 8 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

A Garden tradition, create gifts and decorations inspired by nature and the Garden's collection.

$20 Adult, $20 Child, $18 Member Adult, $18 Member Child

 SOLD OUT.

About:Face -- a community quilt

Workshop | December 8 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology | Note change in date

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Guided by artist Shirin Towfiq, decorate your own quilt patches with drawings and personal messages for a bigger communal quilt that will address issues of identity and double consciousness. This workshop is held alongside the current exhibit, Face to Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You, and is free with museum admission.

Shirin Towfiq received her BA in Practice of Art from University...   More >

Gallery + Studio: Experiments in Three Dimensions

Workshop | December 8 | 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Modern artists like Alexander Calder, Isamu Noguchi, and others investigated color, shape, rhythm, and balance in their works on view in Dimensionism. In this workshop led by artist Jennie Smith, work on your own or with one another to create sculptural artworks using paper, cardboard, wonder foam, and wire. Then, talk about your own experiments and process in a group discussion, posing...   More >

FAMILY PROGRAM: Holiday Nature Crafts (Afternoon)

Workshop | December 8 | 1-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

A Garden tradition, create gifts and decorations inspired by nature and the Garden's collection. Drop-in during program hours.

$20 Adult, $20 Child, $18 Member Adult, $18 Member Child

 This registration link is for the afternoon program. Register online