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News & Events


  • Berkeley students reflect on the election and the work ahead

    November 9, 2020

    https://news.berkeley.edu/2020/11/05/students-react-to-election-results/

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  • America on edge: Berkeley scholars’ early election thoughts

    November 5, 2020

    Ula Taylor, chair and professor of African American studies and African Diasporas studies “Let me be blunt. The Electoral College needs to go! Although many so-called informed persons continue to peddle that the Electoral College was a way to ensure that small states (for example, Delaware) were not swallowed up by larger states (for example, Virginia), it was actually more about whether or not, or how to count, enslaved Black people. With the magical powers of white supremacy, the enslaved were counted as three-fifths of a person, which boosted the electoral votes of slavocracy. All of the early presidents, most noteworthy Thomas Jefferson, won their elections via Black bodies who were not legally perceived as fully human. I am not a political scientist, but there has to be a way to make the popular vote have more meaning in the modern day presidential election. How we move forward as a nation depends upon how much we value one person, one vote. It is only then that the empowering possibilities of a real democracy can happen.”

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  • New Berkeley course examines 2020 election through the lens of American democracy

    October 28, 2020

    Racial unrest and violence between armed white militias and Black Lives Matter protestors. Millions of acres burned in California wildfires. The appointment of a new Supreme Court justice. A pandemic that has left more than 225,000 Americans dead and over 20 million unemployed. Presidential candidates with vastly different visions for the future.

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  • Reading and Composition Lecture Pool-Department of African American Studies and Ethnic Studies

    October 6, 2020

    The Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Program, Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies Program, and the Native American Studies program in the Department of Ethnic Studies, and African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of part-time, non-tenure track lecturers to teach Reading and Composition courses. 

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  • Lecturer Pool-Department of African American Studies

    October 6, 2020

    The Department of African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, is generating an applicant pool of qualified instructors to teach courses in African American Studies, pending openings. These include courses on topics such as but are not limited to: Black expressive culture, with an emphasis on film, music, and performance; Race and institutions; Black politics in the US and the diaspora; Race, technology, and media; African American literature.

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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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  • “Spotlight on Berkeley Teaching” Features AFRICAM: 116 Slavery and African American Life Before 1865

    July 15, 2020

    Spotlight on Berkeley Teaching exposes first-year undergraduate students to an awesome set of classes that they may not have even imagined possible. Spotlight courses invite incoming students to take a closer look at classes that enable them to encounter different ideas and perspectives and to explore intellectual areas beyond their intended major. These courses are taught by outstanding faculty instructors who are passionate about undergraduate teaching as well as their research. Spotlight on Berkeley Teaching aims to create a first-year undergraduate experience of intellectual energy and wonder that distinguishes UC Berkeley. AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES 116 examines the origins of the African slave…

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  • EVENT CANCELLED

    March 16, 2020

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  • Berkeley to mark ‘400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice’

    August 20, 2019

    https://news.berkeley.edu/2019/08/15/campus-to-mark-400th-anniversary-of-slave-ships-arrival-in-america/

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  • 400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice

    August 20, 2019

    This day-long symposium will kick off a year of events at UC Berkeley to mark the 400 year anniversary of the beginning of slavery in North America. The events are being co-organized by the Haas Institute, the African American studies and history departments, the African American Student Development Center, and the Black Staff & Faculty Organization. [x5_gallery id="2537"] https://400years.berkeley.edu/

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