In 1923 UC Berkeley built Memorial Stadium squarely on top of the Hayward Fault. Nearly ninety years later, the university spent nearly a half billion dollars retrofitting the structure and adding a large athletic training facility. On Wed. Sept. 12, Gray Brechin critically discusses these and other events in the stadium’s history. Brechin is a research scholar in the UCB Geography Department and founder of the Living New Deal Project. He is the author of several works, including the ground-breaking Imperial San Francisco.
The session is 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 to Christina McKay, firstname.lastname@example.org