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UC Berkeley California Studies Dinner Seminar: Chris Agee, “The Streets of San Francisco: Creation of a Cosmopolitan Liberal Politics, 1950-1972″ March 18, 2015

Chris Agee, Professor of History at University of Colorado, Denver, will discuss his new book, “The Streets of San Francisco,” on Wednesday, March 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. The book covers the police response to diverse ethnic and life style communities in San Francisco during the 1950s and 60s. Agee studies the exercise of police discretion and the contradictory liberal attitudes on police use of force during these decades of social change and political protest. The session will be at the UCB Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, 2521 Channing Way, just east of Telegraph Ave.
Free admission and dinner. RSVP: Myra Armstrong, zulu2@berkeley.edu or 510-643-3012.


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California scholar Gray Brechin to be honored

The Book Club of California has chosen Gray Brechin as the 2015 recipient of their Oscar Lewis Award for outstanding contributions to Western history, largely because of his 2006 Imperial San Francisco. Gray notes, “Oscar Lewis’s books are what got me interested in Western history.” The award will be presented at an event Monday, March 23.

Gray Brechin

Gray Brechin


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UCB California Studies Dinner Seminar, Feb. 19, 2015: Harvey Smith, “Berkeley and the New Deal”

Harvey Smith will discuss his new book, “Berkeley and the New Deal” on Thursday evening, February 19 from 7 to 9 p.m.  Smith is president of the National New Deal Preservation Association and a member of the Living New Deal Project at UC Berkeley.  His book uses Berkeley as a case study for a discussion of the local impact and heritage of the New Deal in an American city.  The session will be at the UCB Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, 2521 Channing Way, just east of Telegraph Ave.

Free admission and dinner.  Contact Myra Armstrong, zulu2@berkeley.edu, 510 643-3012.


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UC Berkeley California Studies Dinner Seminar, January 22, 2015: Chuck Wollenberg, “Save the Bay Part One: The Rise and Fall of the Reber Plan to Destroy San Francisco Bay”

With all due hubris, seminar moderator Chuck Wollenberg has scheduled himself as speaker for the next session. He will discuss the 1940s-50s controversy over John Reber’s plan to turn San Francisco Bay into two fresh water lakes and its connection (or lack thereof) to the Save the Bay movement of the 60s. Wollenberg teaches History at Berkeley City College and is the author of several works, including “Berkeley: a City in History” (UC Press).

The session is on Thursday, Jan. 22, from 7-9 p.m. at the UCB Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, 2521 Channing Way, just east of Telegraph Ave. Free admission and dinner. Contact Myra Armstrong, zulu2@berkeley.edu, 510-643-3012.


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Howard Zinn Book Fair in SF — Sat. Nov 15, 2014

Many current and former California Studies Associationhoward-zinn-book-fair_final-design-o-pp2 members and friends will be participating in the Howard Zinn book Fair this weekend at Mission High School in San Francisco.

Many of the tables and workshops will focus on California history, in various ways. All are oriented around the kind of “people’s history” that Zinn popularized, and the line-up is very exciting.

The event is free and open to all, including tables and workshops from 10-5pm and an evening plenary from 5:30 onward.

Full schedule here: http://howardzinnbookfair.com/

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