The Work of Day of the Dead: by historian Thomas Laqueur // Berkeley

2050 Valley LSB UC Berkeley

In his latest book, The Work of the Dead, Berkeley historian Thomas Laqueur chronicles the history of humanity’s treatment of the dead. As CLAS celebrates the Day of the Dead, Professor Laqueur will discuss why we care for dead bodies and why ghosts are such a persistent part of human cultures. Thomas Laqueur is the […]

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‘The Salt of the Earth’ Film Screening // Berkeley

2050 Valley LSB UC Berkeley

“The Salt of the Earth” documents the life and work of Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado and his travels around the world in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. This Academy Award-nominated film captures Salgado as a witness to deprived societies in hidden corners of the globe. 110 minutes. English, French, and Portuguese, with English subtitles. […]

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31st Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference, “Decolonizing Feminism” // Berkeley

2050 Valley LSB UC Berkeley

EWOCC is recognized to be one of the longest running conferences in the nation that addresses the needs and concerns of women of color. The conference brings together cutting edge women of color activists such as Angela Davis, Elaine Brown, Cherrie Moraga, Gina Palcado and Chrystos with Bay Area community leaders and academics (especially students) […]

Brown is New White! Organizing, Elections, Democracy and New American Majority: Conversation with Maria Echaveste

2050 Valley LSB UC Berkeley

The explosive population growth of people of color in America over the past 50 years has created a new American majority consisting of progressive people of color and progressive whites. In his new book, Phillips takes an unvarnished look at the history of whites and people of color in America and reveals how the past […]

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Carmen Gloria Quintana: Human Rights Violations during the Dictatorship in Chile // Berkeley

2050 Valley LSB UC Berkeley

Psychologist Carmen Gloria Quintana will discuss Chile’s transition to democracy and the fight for truth about human rights abuses committed in Chile following the military coup of September 11, 1973. Carmen Gloria Quintana was one of two teenagers beaten, set on fire, and dumped in a ditch by military patrol during a two-day national strike […]

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Alfredo Arreguín: A Conversation with the Artist // Berkeley

2050 Valley LSB UC Berkeley

Mexican-born artist and world-renowned master pattern painter Alfredo Arreguín will speak about his unique style, which captures the landscapes and cultures of both his native Michoacán, Mexico and his U.S. home in the Pacific Northwest. UC Berkeley Professor Laura Pérez will moderate the conversation. Mexican-born Alfredo Arreguín is inspired by universal iconography and elements of […]

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“Follow Me Home” Film // Berkeley

2050 Valley LSB UC Berkeley

Free public screening at UC Berkeley of director Peter Bratt's brilliant 1996 movie "Follow Me Home." The film has yet to be picked up by a distributor, and is, therefore, not available via DVD or rentals. Tue., October 27 5:30pm food reception 6pm introduction & film screening followed by Q&A with Peter Bratt facilitated by […]