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  • Self-Guided Black History Tour of UC Berkeley

    October 16, 2023

    Black Lives at Cal  Self-Guided Black History Tour of UC Berkeley Daniella Lake & Gia White

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    October 18, 2021

    Download PDF here   THE BLACK FILM AMBASSADOR: THE ECSTATIC WORLD OF ALBERT JOHNSON    Josslyn Luckett    In 1958,  when Ernest Callenbach was seeking “co-conspirators” to create a “serious American film magazine,” Pauline Kael directed him to Albert Johnson. Together, the two of them and Colin Young, then a UCLA professor, dreamed up and brought into being the journal before you now.1 Knowing that a Black film critic and professor, Pacific Film Archive (PFA) collaborator, and long-time San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF) programmer was part of this journal’s origin story is enough to make me—a recently arrived Black…

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  • Assistant/Associate/Full Professor-Anti-Black Racism and Social Inclusion Cluster-African American Studies and School of Social Welfare

    September 20, 2021

    Job link here   Job #JPF03145 African Am Studies / College of Letters & Science - Social Sciences / UC Berkeley POSITION OVERVIEW Position titles: Assistant Professor  Associate Professor, Full Professor  Anticipated start: July 1, 2022 APPLICATION WINDOW Open September 14th, 2021 through Monday, Oct 18, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) POSITION DESCRIPTION The University of California, Berkeley seeks applicants for two positions, one tenure-track (Assistant Professor) to join the Department of African American Studies and one tenured (Associate or Full Professor) to join the School of Social Welfare. Both hires are part of a multi-year hiring initiative in “Anti-Black Racism…

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  • Congresswoman Barbara Lee Honors the Late Professor Hardy Frye

    July 13, 2021

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  • A Series of Articles on the L8 Toxteth Uprising (by Professor Stephen Small)

    June 10, 2021

    Published by Writing on the Wall. Click here to access the articles.

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  • Summer Courses 2021

    April 16, 2021


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  • Black Staff and Faculty Organization: Recognizing the Legacies of Black Women at Cal

    March 10, 2021

    View this email in your browser Recognizing the Legacies of Black Women at Cal Members of the 1921 Rho Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, University of California, Berkeley (left to right): Virginia Stephens, Oreatheal Richardson, Myrtle Price (in back), Ida Jackson (sorority president), Talma Brooks, and Ruby Jefferson. (Photo courtesy of Stephens Family papers, African American Museum and Library at Oakland) BSFO acknowledges and celebrates the phenomenal legacy of Black womxn at Cal who are, or have been, staff, faculty, students, contributors, community members, etc. on campus since 1909. We extend our appreciation for you, and THANK YOU for your tremendous impact.…

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  • Language is more than how we speak — it’s home

    February 17, 2021

    Language is more than how we speak — it’s home By Anne Brice, Berkeley News, and Ivan Natividad| FEBRUARY 16, 2021 Listen here Subscribe to Fiat Vox. See all podcast episodes. This episode features African American Studies Lecturer, Rose Wilkerson.     

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  • Black Staff & Faculty Organization: Black History Month Newsletter 2021

    February 3, 2021

    Published by the Black Staff & Faculty Organization at UC Berkeley. To view in a browser click here. February 2021 Newsletter   Dear BSFO Family, While we wish that we could celebrate Black History Month together in-person this year, we are grateful for everyone's health and safety and are SO excited for the amazing BHM programming happening on campus and with BSFO cohorts throughout the UC! We are working to make sure we highlight all the events going on this month, and please let us know if there is an event, announcement, or concern you would like to lift up…

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  • Berkeley Conversations: Race & The Criminal Justice System

    August 4, 2020

    "Berkeley Conversations: Race & The Criminal Justice System" featuring African American Studies Professor, Nikki Jones. Link: https://news.berkeley.edu/2020/07/28/race-the-criminal-justice-system/

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