For more information, and for the Call for Papers, please see: http://www.isa-rc22.org/blog/?p=684
One more chance to catch Tomas Summers Sandoval in the Bay Area… March 18 at the University of San Francisco.
Lecture/presentation by Tomás F. Summers Sandoval Jr., associate professor of Chicana/o-Latina/o studies and history at Pomona College. Dr. Sandoval will present on his recent book Latinos at the Golden Gate: Creating Community and Identity in San Francisco. This event is sponsored by USF’s Graduate Program in Urban Affairs, based in the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good. Light snacks provided.
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 7-9pm
Masonic Building (Corner of Turk and Masonic), Room 228
About the book: Born in an explosive boom and built through distinct economic networks, San Francisco has a cosmopolitan character that often masks the challenges migrants faced to create community in the city by the bay. Latin American migrants have been part of the city’s story since its beginning. Charting the development of a hybrid Latino identity forged through struggle–latinidad–from the Gold Rush through the civil rights era, Tomás F. Summers Sandoval Jr. chronicles the rise of San Francisco’s diverse community of Latin American migrants.
This latinidad, Summers Sandoval shows, was formed and made visible on college campuses and in churches, neighborhoods, movements for change, youth groups, protests, the Spanish-language press, and business districts. Using diverse archival sources, Summers Sandoval gives readers a panoramic perspective on the transformation of a multinational, multigenerational population into a visible, cohesive, and diverse community that today is a major force for social and political activism and cultural production in California and beyond.
The California Design Research Group, which comprises scholars in the University of California system whose research concerns Californian architecture, landscape architecture, and design, announces its first bi-annual Graduate Student Colloquium: New Thinking About California.
PhD candidates from Europe and the United States will present papers on topics addressing Californian architecture, landscape architecture, and design.
- When: Saturday, 8 March 2014, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, with a reception to follow from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm.
- Where: 101 Wurster Hall, University of California, Berkeley (near College Avenue and Bancroft Way).
- More information: contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Download the poster here.
Join archivist, author, and art historian Lincoln Cushing at the San Francisco Public Library for an exciting slide lecture
“Red All Over: Political and Countercultural Printshops of the S.F. Bay Area.”
Every movement needs a voice, and ever since Gutenberg systematized the concept of movable type radicals have put ink to paper to create multiples of inflammatory documents. Come and learn more about the discontents, troublemakers, poets, organizers, and visionaries who set up shop in the S.F. Bay Area from the 1960s to present. Presented by the Marjorie G. and Carl W. Stern Book Arts & Special Collections Center of the San Francisco Public Library and the American Printing History Association’s NorCal Chapter.
Thursday, April 3, 2014 6:00-8:00 PM; all programs free.
Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch
100 Larkin Street (at Grove) (415) 557-4277, http://www.sfpl.org
Richard Walker, emeritus Professor of Geography at University of California Berkeley, will discuss his new book, The Atlas of California: Mapping the Challenge of a New Era (co-authored by Suresh Lodha and published by UC Press) on Tuesday, March 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. Far from a traditional atlas, the book presents California’s present and future social, economic, and environmental conditions and choices through maps, charts, and interpretive essays. The dinner seminar, sponsored by the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education and the Townsend Humanities and California Studies Centers, meets at the Labor Center Building, 2521 Channing Way (just east of Telegraph Ave.). Free admission and dinner.
Please rsvp to Myra Armstrong, email@example.com
2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the publication of John Steinbeck’s stunning protest novel, The Grapes of Wrath. Join the Steinbeck Center and three artists for an evening of stories and thoughts on the themes of environmental disaster, the dispossessed, and dissent.
Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Time: 5:30 p.m. — 7:30 p.m.
Location: HOLY NAMES COLLEGE, Valley Center for the Performing Arts (3500 Mountain Blvd. Oakland, CA 94619) http://www.hnu.edu/vcpa/
Pricing: FREE and open to the public
Join us for a special preview of the 2014 Steinbeck Festival! This year the National Steinbeck Center celebrates the 75th anniversary of The Grapes of Wrath by convening a national dialogue, seeking out the stories of individuals struggling against many of the same challenges so poignantly represented in this classic work: financial insecurity, widespread unemployment and foreclosures, drought and other environmental crises.
To gather contemporary stories of resilience and migrations in hard times, curators from the National Steinbeck Center commissioned a talented group of artists to retrace the Joad family’s journey.
* P.J. Palmer, Filmmaker and Videographer
* Octavio Solis, Playwright and Director
* Patricia Wakida, Writer and Linoleum Block-Print Artist
Come hear from this diverse group of artists—along with curators from the National Steinbeck Center, as they discuss the continuing relevance of The Grapes of Wrath for a globalizing world as well as what they learned along the trek from Oklahoma to Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and finally California. You may also get a sneak peek of artworks resulting from this project! Don’t miss out: this is the only Bay Area preview before the Festival heads east to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.
This Steinbeck Festival preview is presented by the Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute and the Peace & Justice Club at Holy Names University. Special thanks to our promotional co-sponsors: HNU Integrative Studies Across Cultures (ISAC) program and Intercultural Peace & Justice Studies program; Mills College English program; St. Mary’s College History program and International Area Studies program.
Months without rain in California have given notice that the state does not have enough water in storage to get through really bad dry periods, especially in the San Joaquin Valley. Farmers in eastern portions of the Valley, around Fresno, are particularly vulnerable. My new blog looks at a highly controversial plan to build a new dam, called Temperance Flat, in the upper San Joaquin River behind the Federally operated Friant Dam. Farmers want it; environmentalists oppose it; water officials and politicians line up on both sides of the issue. It’s a fascinating story, rooted in one of the most painful chapters in California water history. Blog follows:
|Banner Peak and Thousand Island Lakes mark the headwaters of the San Joaquin
River in the Ansel Adams Wilderness. Photo by Alex Breitler
A Year Like No Other