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Notable UC Berkeley Lectures & Events

Refuseniks: Why Do We Refuse to Serve in the Occupied Territories?

Speakers: Ishai Rosen Zvi, Ofer Shorr and Ron Gerlitz (speakers represent Courage To Refuse and Yesh G'vul). Over 1000 Israeli officers and reservists have declared their refusal to serve in the Occupied Territories, while maintaining their commitment to serve in the IDF to protect Israel. In this presentation three "Refuseniks," representing the groups Yesh G'vul and The Courage to Refuse, discuss issues of human rights in Palestine and their reasons for refusing to participate. Recorded 2003-03-11 105 min.

Restoring the Earth Conference,

UC Berkeley. Proceedings of a 4 day conference at the University of California, Berkeley, 1988. First national gathering organized to foster the exchange of knowledge about environmental restoration.

Restoring the Earth Conference.

UC Berkeley. Proceedings of a 4 day conference at the University of California, Berkeley, 1988. First national gathering organized to foster the exchange of knowledge about environmental restoration. 1988. View it with RealPlayer

Rim of Heaven

A dance choreographed by David Wood and performed by students from the Dramatic Art Department, University of California, Berkeley." "Performed in Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley, April, 1984. Music, John Thow. ; Storage Info: B 4 175 399

Seeing the Difference: An Interdisciplinary Discussion of Death and Dying

Selected presentations and discussions from a two dayinstitute with clinicians joined by artists and humanists in a discussion of what it means to die in American in the twenty-first century.

Television and Terrorism, Who Calls the Shots?

Reviews the events of Sept. 27, 1990 in Berkeley, Calif. when 33 people were held hostage and one killed by Merhdad Dashti in the Durant Hotel. A panel of newscasters discusses the challenges and techniques of broadcasting news without editing directly from the sight of crisis situations. Moderated by Fred Friendly. 1990. 60 min.

The Berkeley Morris Dancers

Performance of a Morris dancers' group, videotaped live at the U.C. Berkeley campus, 1984. ; Storage Info: pt. 1-pt. 2 pt. 1-2

The New Majority: Beyond the Melting Pot; a report on California's cultural and racial demographics and how they affect our society.

Part of the UC Berkeley Open Window Series. California's cultural and racial demographics - by K. Russell -- Diversity: Changing the face of politics; election reapportionment - by T. Mock -- Hate crimes - by K. Debro -- Labor unions and the new immigrants - by H. Frieze -- University of California, Berkeley: Multicultural education - by W. Lasola -- The arts - by H. Norman -- English only initiative - by J. McKelvey -- The lives of immigrants - by B. Pimentel -- A look at immigration policy - by F. Langner. Filmed in Berkeley and the South Bay Area, May 1991.

Tibetan Tradition in Crisis.

Kenting Tai, the situ rinpoche, discusses the Tibetan tradition of Buddhism. Examines the impact of the Chinese occupation of Tibet and more recently on the opening of Tibet on traditional beliefs and religious institutions. 1986. ; Storage Info: B 4 175 498

U.C. Charter Day, 1962. President John F. Kennedy

This film was shot at President John F. Kennedy's appearance at the University of California, Berkeley Charter Day, March 23, 1962 at which he was awarded an honorary LLD degree. On the platform with President Kennedy are Governor Edmund G. Brown, Chancellor Edward W. Strong, Chairman of the Board of Regents Edwin Pauley, and President of the University Clark Kerr. 19 min.

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