Public Programs

Clark Kerr Lectures on the Role of Higher Education in Society

Presented by the Center for Studies in Higher Education

Tuesday September 30
4:00-7:00pm
Free

The Clark Kerr Lectures series honors Clark Kerr, president of the University of California from 1958 to 1967 and long recognized as one of the great leaders of American higher education in the twentieth century. The 2014 Clark Kerr Lecturer is Simon Marginson, Professor of International Higher Education at the University of London. The first lecture, on September 30, takes as its topic "Clark Kerr Multiversity."

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The Berkeley FILM Foundation Annual Gala

Presented by the Berkeley FILM Foundation

Wednesday October 1 
6:00 - 9:00pm
$100

Join BFF at its annual gala and fundraiser. Eat great food and drink fine wine while conversing with filmmakers, civic leaders, and business professionals. A great networking opportunity for up and coming filmmakers! 

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Clark Kerr Lectures on the Role of Higher Education in Society

Presented by The Center for Studies in Higher Education

Thursday, October 2
4:00 pm
Free

The Clark Kerr Lecture Series honors Clark Kerr, president of the University of California from 1958 to 1967 and long recognized as one of the great leaders of American higher education in the twentieth century. The 2014 Clark Kerr Lecturer is Simon Marginson, Professor of International Higher Education at the University of London. This afternoon's lecture is "The Global Multiversity."

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Brett Cook: Embodying Liberation: A Dialogue on Community and Healing

Presented by the Arts Research Center, the Berkeley Center for New Media, and The David Brower Center

Monday, October 6
7:30 pm
Free; RSVP required

About the Talk: Diverse social and political initiatives were rallying points for Berkeley's free speech/civil rights movement fifty years ago. Today, pioneering methods for working in diverse communities continue by considering the history, culture, and expertise of the area to provide socially relevant, localized outcomes. In this lecture, Brett Cook will share extraordinary examples of socially engaged education, including his current Reflections of Healing/Life is Living/Oakland Museum of California projects.

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Clark Kerr Lectures on the Role of Higher Education in Society

Presented by The Center for Studies in Higher Education

Tuesday, October 7
4:00 pm
Free

 

The Clark Kerr Lecture Series honors Clark Kerr, president of the University of California from 1958 to 1967 and long recognized as one of the great leaders of American higher education in the twentieth century. The 2014 Clark Kerr Lecturer is Simon Marginson, Professor of International Higher Education at the University of London. This afternoon's lecture is "The Public Compact Amid Growing Social Inequality."

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2014 Seacology Prize Ceremony

Presented by Seacology

Thursday, October 9
6:00-9:00pm

Free; RSVP required

Each year, Seacology awards the Seacology Prize to an indigenous islander for exceptional achievement in preserving the environment and culture of his or her home island. Winners receive $10,000 and are brought to the United States for an award ceremony in October. The 2014 Seacology Prize Winner is Ali Shaibu Shekue.

The Seacology Prize is underwritten by Seacology's President Ken Murdock, in honor of his mother, Lalovi Fish Murdock.

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Big Soda & The Environment

Presented by the Ecology Center

Thursday, October 9
6:00 pm
Suggested Donation

Sugary drinks harm our bodies, but what about our ecosystems? Earth Island Journal editor Jason Mark and guests explore the environmental impacts of Big Soda, from litter and recycling woes, to greenwashing, water wars, and GMO corn in the Midwest. Speakers include Susan Collins, Director, Container Recycling Institute; Kari Hamerschlag, Friends of the Earth; and Kirsten Cross, Corporate Accountability International. 

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2014 Briefing and Fundraiser to Mobilize New California Voters

Presented by California Calls

Sunday, October 12
3:00 pm
Suggested minimum donation: $100; RSVP required

Join California Calls to learn about November 2014 ballot measures on criminal justice, minimum wage, and new local revenues. Hear how they will mobilize 1,000,000 voters to advance major progressive tax reform in November 2016. Guest Speakers include State Senator Loni Hancock, Anthony Thigpenn, and Miya Yoshitani.

Please RSVP to Melinda Ealy at mealy@cacalls.org or 323-735-9515.

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Into the Wilderness

Presented by Litquake

Monday, October 13
6:30 pm
Free

The Wilderness Act celebrates its 50th anniversary this fall. While nature needs protection now more than ever, the means for attaining it remain problematic, cutting to the heart of how we live. The evening's presentation features five esteemed writers who investigate diverse dimensions of wilderness and its discontents. Expect new information as well as fresh perspectives. Featuring Ken Brower, Peter Alagona, Tony Barnosky, Mary Ellen Hannibal and Nathan Sayer.

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Transform Fear & Negative Thought into Forward Movement & Results

Presented by FEM Talks

Monday, October 13

6:30 pm
$40 advance, $50 at doors

Delight in provacative discussions with renowned Bay Area women speakers. Steep yourself in new knowledge and tools. After the evening program, enjoy networking and connecting with a room full of 70-100 brillian women.

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Reel to Real Films: Lost Rivers

Tuesday, October 21
7:00 pm
$10 Advance / $12 Door / $5 Students & Teachers
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Lost Rivers tells the story of the water flowing just beneath the feet of urban and suburban dwellers. Once upon a time, in almost every industrial city, countless rivers flowed. We built houses along their banks. Our roads hugged their curves. And their currents fed our mills and factories. But as cities grew, we polluted rivers so much that they became conduits for deadly waterborne diseases like cholera, which killed hundreds of thousands throughout the 19th century. Our solution two centuries ago was to bury rivers underground and merge them with sewer networks. Today, under the city, they still flow, out of sight and out of mind… until now. 

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Water Fights: California Water Bond

Presented in partnership with Restore Hetch Hetchy

Thursday, October 23
7:00 pm
Free, $10 suggested donation
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The controversial 2014 California Water Bond will allow the state government to borrow $7.5 billion to overhaul our water system. To educate voters about this complex measure, currently on track for the November ballot, the Brower Center has gathered a prestigious group of experts supporting and opposing the bond. Allocations include funds for water storage projects, ecosystem protection, groundwater protection, and technology solutions such as desalination – all of which draw passionate supporters and detractors. The evening will feature conversations representing a wide variety of viewpoints, including Central Valley farmer Stuart Woolf, the Pacific Institute’s Peter Gleick, and former Deputy Secretary of the California Natural Resource Agency and top water advisor to Governor Jerry Brown, Jerry Meral. The evening will be moderated by Dave Sunding of the UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources.

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Annual Psychoanalytic Couple Psychotherapy Event: Growing Older Together

Presented by the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

 
Saturday, October 25

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$40-$190

Growing older together in mind and body: A psychoanalytic exploration of couples in older age.

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Water Fights: California Water Conflicts

Presented in partnership with Restore Hetch Hetchy

Wednesday, November 5
7:00 pm
Free, $10 suggested donation
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Part two of the Brower Center’s water-themed series focuses on past and present water debates in California, which has been called “the most hydrologically altered landmass on the planet.”  In November, the Center will take a look at California’s water history, exploring the successes and failures of major water redistribution projects: Mono Lake, San Joaquin River, the Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct, and others. Special guests will include Spreck Rosekrans with Restore Hetch Hetchy, Michael Carlin with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commision, Martha Davis and Geoff McQuilkin with MonoLake.org, Monty Schmitt with the Natural Resources Defense Council, and representatives from the Friant Water Authority. 

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What is Missing?: An Evening of Beauty & Delusion with Heyday Books

Wednesday, January 14
7:00 pm
Free, $10 suggested donation
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Join us in celebrating the addition of a Bay Area “wormhole” to Maya Lin's What is Missing? project with a reception with Heyday Books’ Malcolm Margolin and other contributors. The evening will include a presentation of Heyday’s environmental history findings, as well as a discussion on how Bay Area ecosystems are continuing to be affected by climate change and human interventions.

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