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Saturday, January 18, 2020

School of Social Welfare’s 14th Annual Social Justice Symposium: Cultivating Community Power and Resistance

Conference/Symposium | January 18 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School

 1781 Rose Street, Berkeley, CA 94703

 Various social justice organizations, Downtown Streets Team, Berkeley

 Social Welfare, School of

Each year, students in the School of Social Welfare organize this community-oriented event to encourage knowledge-sharing through workshops, activities, and a keynote speaker, all focused on social justice.

Plants Illustrated Exhibit 2020: Rare and Endangered Plants of the World

Special Event | January 17 – February 5, 2020 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 11th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.

Deppea splendens 'Cristobal' Image by Jill Petersen

Science Lecture - The Hidden world of vibrations

Lecture | January 18 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Damian O. Elias, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management

 Science@Cal

As humans, our appreciation of the natural world is tied to our senses and the sights, sounds, and smells we experience. Recent scientific research however has shown just how limited this viewpoint is. The majority of life on earth use sights, sounds, and smells that are imperceptible to humans and with the help of technology, researchers have finally started to open up this hidden world. In this...   More >

The hidden world of vibrations

My Life as a Zucchini

Film - Animated | January 18 | 2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This wonderfully creative film has been celebrated for its stylized stop-motion animation and sympathetic treatment of life’s hardships. Our protagonist, a boy nicknamed Zucchini, comes to live in a foster home for orphans, where he eventually learns to trust and love others. This accomplished debut feature from director Claude Barras, based on a script by Céline Sciamma (Girlhood, Tomboy), was...   More >

Men's Gymnastics vs. Air Force

Sport - Intercollegiate - Gymnastics | January 18 | 4 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Gymnastics hosts Air Force at Haas Pavilion.

Le bonheur

Film - Feature | January 18 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this strikingly colorful, lyrical film, Varda contemplates happiness. François, a carpenter, is happy with his wife; he is happier still when he takes a mistress. For him it is not a question of loving one or the other; he loves both, and wants them to share a life together. This triangular relationship is examined within a circular structure. The film begins and ends with blissful family...   More >

Daniela Gesundheit: Alphabet of Wrongdoing

Film - Feature | January 18 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Alphabet of Wrongdoing is the newest musical project from Snowblink’s Daniela Gesundheit, exploring ceremonial Jewish prayer songs and blessings that encircle themes of reckoning, forgiveness, mortality, striving, and atonement, reimagined for secular audiences and secular spaces. The texts and melodies are traditional and ancient; the context and arrangements are modern, impressionistic, and...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Library, Berkeley Language Center

Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,...   More >

Power and the People: The U.S. Census and Who Counts

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 16, 2019 – March 1, 2020 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library

Since 1790, the U.S. Census has impacted many aspects of our lives. It determines congressional apportionment, decides which communities receive a slice of $500,000,000,000 in federal funds, and provides information essential to policy making. Census questions also reflect the beliefs, concerns and prejudices of their time, starting with the first census which mandated that enslaved people be...   More >

Power to the People

You Are On Indian Land: There There (On the Same Page 2019): An Exhibit of Library Collections relating to the Native American community of Oakland

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 26, 2019 – January 31, 2020 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd floor

 Library

Tommy Orange's debut novel, There There, is this year's On the Same Page program reading. The entire campus community is encouraged to read the book and participate in classes and events this Fall.

“Orange’s debut is an ambitious meditation on identity and its broken alternatives, on myth filtered through the lens of time and poverty and urban life. Its many short chapters are told through a...   More >

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