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UC Berkeley California Studies Dinner Seminar Schedule, 2016-2017

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Thanks to the generous support of the UCB Institute for Research on Labor and Employment and the Townsend Center for the Humanities, the seminar will present the following sessions for the 2016-2017 academic year:

September 13  Donna Graves on Documenting and Preserving Landmarks of San Francisco LGBTQ History

October 19  Fred Glass on his new book, “From Mission to Microchip: a History of the California Labor Movement”

November 17  Ivy Anderson and Devon Angus on their new book, “Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast  Prostitute”

January 19  Kathryn Olmsted on her new book, “Right Out of California: the 1930s and the Big Business Roots of Modern Conservatism”

February 16  David Ruanova and Ignacio Ornales on The Bracero Legacy Project

March 21  Mike Healy on his new book on the history of BART

May 17  Bill Issel on the 1968 San Francisco State Student Strike

All sessions will be at the IRLE Building, 2521 Channing Way, Berkeley from 7 to 9:15 pm.  Free admission and dinner.

Contact Margaret Olney at


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