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Next California Studies Dinner Feb. 15: Chuck Wollenberg speaking about Earl Warren and Japanese Internment

The next California Studies dinner will take place Feb. 15, 2012, in Berkeley; the speaker will be Chuck Wollenberg, Professor, Berkeley City College; the title of the talk is “Dear Earl:  the Fair Play Committee, Earl Warren, and Japanese American Internment.”

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Feb. 15, 2012
7 :00 p.m. – 10 :00 p.m.
Director’s Room, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, 2521 Channing St.(just above Telegraph Ave).

The dinner is buffet style. Dinners are free, but a small donation is requested from those partaking of wine and beverages.

PLEASE RSVP by Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, to Delores Dillard, Department of Geography, 507 McCone Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA  94720-4740 phone (510)  642-3903 or FAX (510) 642-3370, or e-mail: deloresd@berkeley.edu

SAVE THE DATE: The next Calif. Studies dinner will take place Mar. 15, 2012; the speaker will be Patricia Wakida.


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Jared Farmer to speak Jan. 17 on Street Palms and the Fashioning of Los Angeles

The Autry Western History Workshop and the Los Angeles History Group will hold a joint seminar on Tuesday, January 17, 2012.  The presenter will be Jared Farmer of the State University of New York, Stony Brook, who will speak on his paper, “Metropolitan Fronds: Street Palms and the Fashioning of Los Angeles.”

The seminar will meet in the classroom at the Autry National Center’s Griffith Park campus.  Dinner will be available at 6:30 for those who reserve a place by Thursday, January 12.  To make a reservation, and to obtain a copy of Prof. Farmer’s paper, please email Belinda Nakasato-Suarez at bnakasato@theautry.org.


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Next California Studies Dinner Jan. 18: Jan Goggans speaking about the work of Paul Taylor and Dorothea Lange

The next California Studies dinner will take place Jan. 18, 2012, in Berkeley; the speaker will be Jan Goggans, Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, UC Merced; the title of the talk is “California and the Great Depression:  the work of Paul Taylor and Dorothea Lange” 

TIME & PLACE

Jan. 18, 2012
7 :00 p.m. – 10 :00 p.m.
Director’s Room, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, 2521 Channing St.(just above Telegraph Ave).

The dinner is buffet style. Dinners are free, but a small donation is requested from those partaking of wine and beverages.

PLEASE RSVP by Monday, Jan. 16, 2011, to Delores Dillard, Department of Geography, 507 McCone Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA  94720-4740 phone (510)  642-3903 or FAX (510) 642-3370, or e-mail: deloresd@berkeley.edu

SAVE THE DATE: The next Calif. Studies dinner will take place Feb. 15, 2012; the speaker will be Chuck Wollenberg, Professor, Berkeley City College.


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Huntington Distinguished Fellow Lecture: Ramón Gutiérrez to speak Nov. 16 on Reies López Tijerina and the religious origins of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement

Announcement from the Huntington:

THE HUNTINGTON
LIBRARY, ART COLLECTIONS, AND BOTANICAL GARDENS

Distinguished Fellow Lecture

“Reies López Tijerina and the Religious Origins of
the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement”

The Mexican Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s encompassed two extremes; from the pacifism of Cesar Chavez to the radicalism of Reies López Tijerina.  Ramón Gutiérrez, Professor of History at the University of Chicago and the Los Angeles Times Distinguished Fellow, will discuss the religious, Pentecostal origins of Tijerina’s political thought and its transformation over time.

November 16, 2011
7:30 p.m., Friends’ Hall
Free.  No reservations required.


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I Am the People: Living and Writing Blackness in L.A.; A Conversation with Erin Aubry Kaplan Nov. 9 at the Southern California Library

The Southern California Library will host a “Conversation” with Erin Aubry Kaplan on her new book, Black Talk, Blue Thoughts, and Walking the Color Line, and viewing from SCL’s collections of the lived histories of Black L.A.

From the invitation (and the book):

“Black folks in every place and station are intimately connected by history, experience, and socialization, whether we want to admit to that or not…I wanted to describe how all the ongoing battles for equality and acceptance, from affirmative action to public school and police reform, have influenced who we are, what we expect from the world, how we shop for shoes, how we operate daily in this social experiment called America.”

Date and Time: Weds., Nov. 9, 12:00 noon.

Southern California Library
6120 S. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90044

For more information, click here to reach the SCL’s website.

Admission is free but guests are asked to RSVP by calling  (323) 759-6063, x15


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Next California Studies Dinner Nov. 17: Tony Platt speaking about Berkeley’s Role in the Looting of Native Gravesites

The next California Studies dinner will take place Nov. 17, 2011 in Berkeley; the speaker will be Tony Platt, Professor Emeritus, California State University, Sacramento; the title of his talk is “10,000 Skeletons in the Basement:  Berkeley’s Role in the Looting of Native Gravesites.” 

TIME & PLACE

Nov. 17, 2011
7 :00 p.m. – 10 :00 p.m.
Director’s Room, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, 2521 Channing St.(just above Telegraph Ave).

The dinner is buffet style. Dinners are free, but a small donation is requested from those partaking of wine and beverages.

PLEASE RSVP by Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, to Delores Dillard, Department of Geography, 507 McCone Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA  94720-4740 phone (510)  642-3903 or FAX (510) 642-3370, or e-mail: deloresd@berkeley.edu


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Next Los Angeles History & Metro Studies Group Meeting Nov. 4 at the Huntington: on the crisis in Bell

The next meeting of the L.A. History & Metro Studies Group will take place on Friday, November 4, 2011, at 12 noon at the Huntington Library.  This will be a panel discussion on the Bell Political Crisis.  The panelists will include: Jeff Gottlieb and Ruben Vives of the Los Angeles Times, Jerry Gonzalez, Assistant Professor of History at University of Texas San Antonio, and Gilda Ochoa, Professor of Sociology and Chicana/o Studies at Pomona College.

Jeff Gottlieb and Ruben Vives, the Times reporters who won Pulitzer Prizes for their coverage of this crisis, will recount their experience breaking the story about massive political corruption in Bell.  This will be followed by a discussion with the panelists and the audience that seeks to place the situation in Bell in historical and political context.  (There will be no pre-circulated paper for the session.)

The group will meet in Seaver Classrooms 1 & 2 in the Munger Research Center at the Huntington Library, starting at 12 noon.  A complimentary lunch will be available to those who RSVP by November 1.  If you would like to attend, please RSVP at this link.

For answer to questions, contact the coordinators:

Becky Nicolaides                           David Levitus
bnicolaides@ucla.edu                       levitus@usc.edu

The LA History & Metro Studies Group is generously sponsored by the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West (ICW)