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UCB California Studies Dinner Seminar, April 19: Louise Mozingo “Between Power and Appearance: The Landscape of the Silicon Valley”

Professor Louise Mozingo, Chair of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning and Urban Design at UC Berkeley, will give an illustrated talk on the landscape of the world’s most important hub of capitalist technological and industrial development. The session will be on Tuesday, April 19 from 7-9:15 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 Margaret Olney at margaret_olney

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Chuck Wollenberg on “Rebel With a Cause: Wayne Collins and the Defense of Japanese American Rights” Wed. April 27, 6 p.m. Berkeley City Club

For thirty years, attorney Wayne M. Collins waged legal battles on behalf of Japanese Americans victimized by government repression during World War II. Wollenberg will discuss Collins’s career in the context of today’s anti-Muslim prejudice and rhetoric.

Club members $5, nonmembers $10. Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant St.

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UC Berkeley California Studies Dinner Seminar, March 23, 2016: Randy Shaw, “The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime, and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco”

Randy Shaw, longtime director of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, will discuss his new book on the history of San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood on Wed. Mar. 23 from 7 to 9:15 p.m. In addition to his housing activism, Randy is author of five books, editor of the online news site “Beyond Chron,” and founder of the Tenderloin Museum. The seminar meets at the UCB Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, 2521 Channing Way (just east of Telegraph Ave.). Free admission and dinner. RSVP Margaret Olney at