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UC Berkeley Lectures & Events

50th year Commemoration of Japanese American Internment

The chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, Chang-Lin Tien, and Jesse Jackson expound upon the Japanese-American internment experience and the need to eradicate such prejudices from our society which spawned the enactment of "Executive order 9066". This forum reviews the internment experience, draws upon the lessons learned by the nation and seeks to promote better racial harmony in the present day. This event took place on February 18, 1992, at Pauley Ballroom, University of California, Berkeley. 103 min. ; vhs

Affirmative Action Panel, UCB, October 19, 1995.

Contents: The impact of affirmative action on the University of California, Berkeley (105 min.) -- Affirmative action: Where do we go from here? (45 min.) A program designed to educate and inform the University community and the general public about the past, present and future of affirmative action policy and its impact on the University of California, Berkeley. 150 min.

Affirmative Action. 1986.

This event took place on February 2, 1986, at Booth Auditorium, Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley. An exchange of views and a discussion on affirmative action between Charles Murray, Senior Research Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, New York, and Ronald Takaki, Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. This event is organized by the Graduate Assembly, University of California, Berkeley.

Decolonizing the University: Fulfilling the Dream of the Third World College

The idea of a Third World College called for epistemological, pedagogical, institutional, and social change, to be facilitated by the creation of departments of Asian Studies, Black Studies, Chicano Studies, Native American Studies, and any other Ethnic Studies programs as they developed. Since then, there is only one College of Ethnic Studies in the nation (at SFSU), and only some universities with ethnic studies departments or programs.

Hazardous Waste: Are We Poisoning the Golden State?

UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies. "The California forum, September 8, 1983." Debate about the problem of regulating production as well as disposal of hazardous waste in California. 1983. 59 min.

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Panel on Ethnic Diversity with Troy Duster, Elaine Kim and Alex Saragoza, January, 1991.

A panel of five faculty members discuss a report, chaired by Tony Duster. The Duster report concludes that students at the University of California, Berkeley, 50% of whom are of a cultural minority, tend to cluster into ethnic groups rather than interact. Julia Curry, Alex Saragoza, Elaine Kim, and Snow Arrow Fausett discuss problems facing various ethnic groups. UC Berkeley, Open Window series program; 921.

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South African Divestment Day Hearing [Online Audio Recording]

Berkeley Language Center -- Speech Archive SA 1221June 8, 1978
Speakers include: David Saxon (Berkeley President); Mervyn Dymally (California Lieutenant Governor); Tom Hayden; John Gaetsewe (South African Congress of Trade Unions); Jerry Brown (Governor, California); Jimmy Herman (International Longshoreman Workers Union, Calif.); Amnesty International; Harry Edwards (UCB Dept. African American Studies); Abraham Walker (former advisor to South African government); Albert Bowker (Berkeley Chancellor); Maxine Waters (California Black Legislative Caucus)

Taking Part: Free Speech Movement and the Legacy of Social Protest: Part 1: Freedom Summer, the Free Speech Movement and the emerging Left.

The panel of four former FSM activists examine the relationship between the various social movements of the 60s as they intersected with the Free Speech Movement including the emerging civil rights movement, the beginnings of Black power and the new emerging political left. Concludes with questions from the audience. Panel: Robert P. Moses, Battina Aptheker, Jack Weinberg, Steve Weissman. 2001. 160 min.

Taking Part: Free Speech Movement and the Legacy of Social Protest: Part 2: The Vietnamization of the Berkeley Campus.

The panel of speakers examine the conjuncture between the Free Speech Movement and the escalating nationwide protest against the Vietnam War. Concludes with questions from the audience. Panel: Marilyn Milligan (as read by Lynn Hollander Savio), Orville Schell, Peter Dale Scott, Leon Wofsy. 2001. 102 min. Part of a conference presented on April 13-14, 2001 in conjuction with the completion of the Free Speech Movement Digital Archive Project of the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Taking Part: Free Speech Movement and the Legacy of Social Protest: Part 3: Movements in Education Reform and Experimentation.

The panel of speakers address the question: What impact did the Free Speech Movement have on educational reform and experimental educational programs? Concludes with questions from the audience. Panel: Charles P. Henry, Nigel Young, Carlos Munoz. 2001. 89 min. Part of a conference presented on April 13-14, 2001 in conjuction with the completion of the Free Speech Movement Digital Archive Project of the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley. The conference that revisits the social context and lasting legacy of the 1960s Free Speech Movement at UCB

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