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UC Berkeley California Studies Dinner Seminar: Fall 2019 Schedule

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For more than a decade, the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment and the Townsend Humanities Center have supported the California Studies Dinner Seminar.  The 2019 fall semester schedule:

Wednesday, September 11  Kimi Kodani Hill, author, on her artist grandfather,  “Chiura Obata: an American Modern”

Wednesday, October 16  Peter Richardson, San Francisco State, on the late California historian, “Dream Interrupted: Kevin Starr at the San Francisco Examiner, 1976-83”

Thursday, November 14  Julia Flynn Siler, author and journalist, on her new book “White Devil’s Daughter: the Women Who Fought Slavery in San Francisco’s Chinatown”


The seminar meets from 7 to 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.

Further information: contact Christina McKay at


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