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Free Speech Movement Café

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The Free Speech Movement (FSM) Café, centrally located at the south entrance to Moffitt Library on Floor 3, is a casual place to gather, study, or take a break with friends and colleagues. The Café honors Mario Savio, who played a key role in the struggle for free speech at Berkeley, and commemorates the events of the Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley. Indoor and terrace seating is provided. Café hours match Moffitt Library hours for Floors 1 & 3. Students may use their Cal 1 Card to purchase food and beverages.


The FSM Café offers soups, salads and sandwiches made with local, sustainable or organic ingredients when available. The menu (PDF) is a manifestation of the ideals inherent in the Free Speech Movement. Through support of local farmers who practice sustainable farming methods, those individuals who are maintaining the earth for the next generation are honored and supported. And finally, through this philosophy, students become conscious that their choice for food is a political choice as well.


The FSM Café Educational Program Series provides opportunities for the UC Berkeley community to offer forums and panels in the FSM Café to generate critical discussion about contemporary social and political issues. See the call for proposals and information about previous events.

Bulletin Boards

The bulletin boards for the FSM Café are provided to Berkeley students as a place to post and read information about current activities at Berkeley and elsewhere that are examples of people working on today's social and political issues. It is not intended to be a general posting bulletin board. The bulletin board will be cleared on a weekly basis to remove extraneous postings.


The FSM Café was made possible through the generosity of alumnus Stephen M. Silberstein, whose gift funded the construction of the Café, supported the digitization of the FSM archives, and endowed library collections in the humanities.