Department of Ethnic Studies - College of Letters and Science - University of California, Berkeley

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  • Immigration Reform in Californian Agriculture and the Tech Industry Workshop

    Fri, Jun 7, 2019, 9:15 am to 3:15 pm

    Harris Room, Moses Hall

    The workshop aims to discuss the consequences of both labor shortages and immigration policies in Californian agriculture and the tech industry. Particular attention will be paid to the H2A and H1B guest worker programs and their consequences for employers, employees and the industries more broadly. The workshop seeks to identify policies that benefit all stakeholde Register: …


  • Spring 2019 Ethnic Studies Department Commencement Ceremony

    Wed, May 22, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    Zellerbach Playhouse, UC Berkeley

    The Spring 2019 Ethnic Studies Department Commencement Ceremony will take place at 2:00PM, Wednesday, May 22nd in Zellerbach Playhouse. This year we are honored to welcome keynote speaker Helen Zia. Zia is an author, journalist, and activist. Her latest book is "Last Boat Out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao’s Revolution" (Ballantine Books, 2019). She …


  • Chinese American History Documentary Screening

    Sat, May 11, 2019, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    166 Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley

    CHINESE AMERICAN HISTORY DOCUMENTARIES ASAMST 197 FINAL FILM SCREENING   Film Topics: Chinese Hospital, Chinese Alumni Chapter, Angel Islan, SROs in San Francisco Chinatown   Refreshments will be served   Sponsored by AAADS UCB, ASAMST 121 Students and CAL Alumni Association, Chinese Chapter


  • Ethnic Studies Honors Thesis Presentations

    Thu, May 9, 2019, 12:30 pm to 3:40 pm

    Shorb House 2547 Channing Way Berkeley, CA 94720-5670

    Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:30pm-3:40pm Where: Latinx Research Center, Shorb House, UC Berkeley  Introductions by Dr. Pablo Gonzalez (Chicana/o Studies)   Panel Presentation Group 1: 12:30pm-1:30pm * Joanne Yi, Ethnic Studies Title: "Our Legacy is Social Justice: Asian American Resistance in Stockton" …


  • Coping With End of the Semester Stress

    Wed, May 8, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    475 Barrows Hall

    Dr. Cynthia Medina


  • Beyond Archetypes: A Panel Discussion Examining The Roles of Women In Folk Music and Dance From Latin America and The Carribbean

    Mon, May 6, 2019, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

    Archaeological Research Facility Room 101, UC Berkeley

    Facebook Event Page Featuring: Maria De La Rosa Director of the NEA Series “Timeless Archetypes of Women in Music and Dance” and Artistic Director of Las Peteneras Liliana Herrera Artistic Director of Golondrina: Andanzas por California Shefali Shah Artistic Director of Yo Cantaré: Women’s Voices in Puerto Rican Music and Art Gabriela Shiroma …


  • Chicano Studies 180 Art & Social Justice Political Poster Exhibit

    Thu, May 2, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    554 Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley


  • Whose University? The 50th Anniversary of the Third World Liberation Front Strike Reception

    Wed, Apr 24, 2019, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Exhibit Reception April 24, 2019 5-6pm Ethnic Studies Library 6-8pm Morrison Library


  • Campus Memorial for Toni Whittle-Ciprazo

    Fri, Apr 5, 2019, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Durant Hall Atrium

    Hosted by Ula Taylor (Professor and Department Chair of African American Studies)

    A campus memorial will be held for former Ethnic Studies Department Manager, Toni Whittle-Ciprazo, who passed away peacefully on Febraury 16, 2019. In Lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the Cancer/Lymphoma Society in memory of Toni. Cash/check donations will be accepted at the memorial service to send on behalf of the College of Letters and Science. Toni began working …


  • Eros Ideologies: Writings on Art, Spirituality, and the Decolonial

    Mon, Apr 1, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    554 Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley

    Laura E. Perez, Professor of Ethnic Studies and Chair of the Latinx Research Center



    Mon, Mar 18, 2019

    554 Barrows Hall

    A Lunch Roundtable with Professors Thomas Biolsi, Khatharya Um, and Juana Rodriguez


  • New Exhibit: Whose University? The 50th Anniversary of the Third World Liberation Front Strike

    Mar 18Aug 31, 2019

    Brown Gallery located at 101 Doe Memorial Library

    Whose University? explores the history and legacy of the TWLF through archives from the Ethnic Studies Library and Bancroft Library, photographs, and recently digitized audio recordings of the strike from the H.K. Yuen Social Movement Archive. The exhibit will be on display until August 31, 2019. 



    Fri, Mar 15, 2019, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Shorb House 2547 Channing Way Berkeley, CA 94720-5670

    Enrique Dussel, Philosopher

    Friday, March 15  |  4-6pm Roundtable on Transmodernity and Decoloniality with Enrique Dussel and other Bay Area scholars This roundtable will present his concept of the "transmodern" as a critique of still-Eurocentric "post-modern" philosophy, and a third, decolonial way of advancing liberatory knowledge in this era of heightened economic …



    Thu, Mar 14, 2019, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

    Shorb House 2547 Channing Way Berkeley, CA 94720-5670

    Enrique Dussel, Philosopher

      THURSDAY, MARCH 14  |  3:30 - 5PM TRANSMODERNITY AND DECOLONIALITY WITH PHILOSOPHER ENRIQUE DUSSEL Join the Latinx Research Center and the Chicana/o Studies Program in hosting a major Latin American and Third World intellectual. Dr. Enrique Dussel is an Argentine and Mexican philosopher and historian, a leading Third World …


  • Talk on the Karuk Tribe and the Klamath River

    Thu, Mar 7, 2019, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

    9 Lewis Hall UC Berkeley (followed by lunch in 554 Barrows Hall)