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UCB California Studies Dinner Seminar: Tony Platt, ” What’s in an Icon?: The Political Journeys of Elizabeth “Betita” Sutherland Martinez” October 16, 2014

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Tony Platt will speak on the long life and remarkable career of San Francisco-based writer and activist Elizabeth Sutherland Martinez on Thursday, October 16. Platt, who teaches at San Jose State, is the author of works on race, inequality, and social justice in American history. He has known Betita Sutherland Martinez for more than 35 years and will discuss her career and political activism stretching back to the late 1940s. The session is held at the UCB Institute for Labor Research and Education, 2521 Channing Way (just east of Telegraph) from 7 to 9 p.m. Free admission and dinner.
RSVP: Myra Armstrong,, 510-643-3012


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