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UC Berkeley California Studies Dinner Seminar, May 17, 2017: Bill Issel, “The 1968 San Francisco State Student Strike”

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Dr. William Issel, San Francisco State emeritus Professor of History, will discuss the 1968 student strike, one of the seminal events of the sixties,  at the final seminar session of the academic year on Wednesday May 17.  Issel, author of many works on San Francisco political history, has studied the 1968 strike as both a scholar and a contemporary observer of the event.  Among other topics, he will discuss the role played by San Francisco’s Catholic hierarchy in ending the walkout.

We will also be celebrating the 35th anniversary of the California Studies Seminar on May 17.  Seminar founder Glenna Matthews will be on hand to discuss the program’s beginnings and heritage.  There are even unconfirmed rumors of a birthday cake.  The session will be at the UCB Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, 2521 Channing Way (just east of Telegraph Ave.) from 7-9:15 p.m.  Free admission and dinner.  RSVP Margaret Olney at


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