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  • Ethnic Studies Colloquium Series: "The Military Defeat of the Black Panther Party and the Rise of the Crips and Bloods in Los Angeles."

    Mon, Mar 13, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    554 Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley

    George P Barganier, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Studies, SFSU

    Black street organizations have a long and complex relationship with Black radical politics. Yet scholarship has overlooked the everyday efforts of the Black youth at the farthest margins of subalternity to decolonize. By employing theories of coloniality, this talk examines the development of Black political consciousness amongst the early generations of the Crips organization and the ways in …

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  • twLF: Decolonizing Ethnic Studies

    Tue, Feb 28, 2017, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

    Multicultural Community Center (MLK Student Union), UC Berkeley

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  • In No Man's Shadow: Apolonia Dangzalan, Filipina Businesswoman, Watsonville, CA, 1927-1977

    Thu, Feb 16, 2017, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

    341 Dwinelle Hall (DSSEAS Library Level F/G)

    Catherine Ceniza Choy

    Prof. Catherine Ceniza Choy will present a book chapter-in-progress that seeks to illuminate the less studied experiences of Filipino women's migration and labor through the life history of Apolonia Dangzalan. Her life story exemplifies both the constraints and possibilities of socio-economic mobility for Filipino women in the United States in the first half of the 20th century. This …

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  • The Relational Revolutions of Anti-Racist Formations

    Mon, Feb 13, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    554 Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley

    Roderick A. Ferguson, University of Chicago at Illinois

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  • "Third World Studies: Theorizing Liberation"

    Mon, Feb 6, 2017, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

    Wildavsky Conference Room, ISSI, 2538 Channing Way

    Gary Y. Okihiro, Columbia University

    Abstract This event will be a conversation with the author about his book, Third World Studies: Theorizing Liberation (Duke 2016).  In 1968, the Third World Liberation Front at San Francisco State College demanded the creation of a Third World studies program to counter the existing curricula that ignored issues of power—notably, imperialism and oppression. The …

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  • Radical Acts: A Dialogue on the Aesthetic and Political Histories of Resistance

    Thu, Feb 2, 2017, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    Durham Theater in Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley

    Sharon Hayes and Mimi Thi Nguyen

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  • Ethnic Studies Open House

    Fri, Jan 20, 2017, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    554 Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley

    Please join the Department of Ethnic Studies for a campus community open house to provide a safe, supportive space, and to facilitate community building and support.

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  • Please Give to Ethnic Studies: UC Berkeley's BIG GIVE Fundraising Initiative - November 16 & 17, 2016

    Nov 16, 9:00 pmNov 17, 9:00 pm, 2016

    November 15, 2016   Warm Greetings, Department of Ethnic Studies Alumni and Friends! We are excited to be part of University of California, Berkeley's campus-wide BIG GIVE fundraising initiative.  Funds can now be directed to departments, programs, and causes that donors wish to support.  The BIG GIVE campaign will take place during the upcoming 24-hour period THIS …

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  • Research Justice: Methodologies for Social Change and Societal Transformation Colloquium

    Wed, Nov 16, 2016, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

    Andrew Jolivette, Professor and former Chair, American Indian Studies Department, SFSU

    This talk examines how we can approach research from new ways that center collective responsibility and and shared ownership over the research process. In particular Jolivette will review the thinking behind the development of his edited volume, Research Justice: Methodologies for Social Change and the influential work of Dr. Linda Tuhiwai Smith and Dr. Michelle Fine who are contributors to …

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  • Welcome Event

    Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    554 Barrows Hall

    Ethnic Studies Department

    Come join us in celebrating our two new additions to the Ethnic Studies Department: Faculty Member Christian Paiz and Native American Studies Librariran Melissa Stoner! Lunch will be provided. 

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  • The Insurgent Legacy of Evelyn Nakano Glenn

    Thu, Nov 3, 2016, 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm

    Multicultural Community Center (MLK Student Union), UC Berkeley

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  • Daze of Justice

    Sat, Oct 29, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Oakland Museum of California - James Moore Theatre, 1000 Oak St.

    Co-sponsored by the AAADS Program

    You are invited to the Oakland premiere of Daze of Justice, a film by Michael Siv! Born in Cambodia in 1975 during the bloody regime of the Khmer Rouge, filmmaker Mike Siv and his mother barely escaped the infamous "killing fields". Growing up, Mike has been haunted by the ghosts of the memory. "Our parents don't want to talk about the past, and the …

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  • Advancing Our Legacy - 2016 Annual Fundraising Dinner

    Fri, Oct 28, 2016, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies at UC Berkeley

    Please join the Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Program for its 3rd Annual Fundraising Dinner to advance the legacy of AAADS.   Keynote Speaker Dale Minami, Esq. Partner, Minami Tamaki LLP and Co-Founder, Asian Law Caucus   Guest Speaker Viet Thanh Nguyen 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction and Berkeley Alumnus    AAADS Legacy Award …

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  • Beyond Victims and Voices: On Writing as a Radical Act

    Fri, Oct 28, 2016, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    820 Barrows Hall

    Viet Thanh Nguyen, 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction

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  • CRSC Colloquia Series - Birth Matters: Black Women and Research Justice as Transformative Praxis

    Wed, Oct 26, 2016, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Wildavsky Conference Room, ISSI, 2538 Channing Way

    Julia Chinyere Oparah, Associate Provost and Professor and Co-Chair of Ethnic Studies, Mills College

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