Public Programs

OVERPopulation + OVERDevelopment = OVERShoot

Presented by the Foundation for Deep Ecology and Population Media Center

Friday, March 27
6:30 pm

Free 
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Kristine and Douglas Tompkins and the Foundation for Deep Ecology, Population Media Center and the Population Institute invite you to join a stimulating evening of conversation about the future of nature and people.
 
The evening will feature a reception and roundtable discussion to mark the publication of the new book Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot and launch the Global Population Speakout Campaign.
 
The roundtable discussion will feature Musimbi Kanyoro, President, Global Fund for Women; William Ryerson, President, Population Media Center; and Martha Campbell, President, Venture Strategies for Health and Development. 
 

 

Conscious Eating Conference

Presented by United Poultry Concerns

Saturday, April 4
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Prices Vary
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The Conscious Eating Conference brings expert speakers to Berkeley, California, to share their ideas about the best food choices we can make for the planet, ourselves, and animals. This conference will feature a fearless investigator who went undercover to document the inside story of animal farming. We will reveal little known facts about fish and the fishing industry and explore how plant-based eating is going mainstream. Registration includes vegan continental breakfast and lunch.
 

 

 

Jose Carlos Martinat and Enrique Mayorga: “Reality Environments: Persons as Things, Things as Persons”

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

Monday, April 6
7:30 pm
Free
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Berkeley's Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium is an internationally recognized forum for presenting new ideas that challenge conventional wisdom about art, technology, and culture. This series, free of charge and open to the public, presents artists, writers, curators, and scholars who consider contemporary issues at the intersection of aesthetic expression, emerging technologies, and cultural history, from a critical perspective.

On April 6, José Carlos Martinat and Enrique Mayorga present a series of projects carried out since 2003 where, through the use of software, programming, mechanics, objects and sculptural interventions, they analyze and question the performances of individuals and the contexts in which they operate.

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How Do We Fix Our Broken World?

Presented by Share International

Sunday, April 12
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Free

 

We need change -- total systemic change. And we need help. At this time of profound crisis, the World Teacher has come to take humanity in hand and guide us in a new direction toward a civilization based on sharing and justice for all. Share International USA hosts two talks and an all-day expo.

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"Be The Change" and Unlock Your Potential: Tools to Start Your Revolution

Presented by FEM Talks, Alliance of Women Healers, Educators, and Leaders

Monday, April 13
6:30 pm
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After the evening program, enjoy networking with a room full of brilliant women healers, educators, and leaders. Women say FEM Talks events are fun and lead to new insights and friendships. The ultimate vision of the women's community is to create waves of practical change by inspiring local women to link arms and move forward together. FEM Talks and the Alliance of Women Educators, Healers, and Leaders present the "Miracle Salon" held on the second Monday of each month.

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Jesse Drew and Glenda Drew: “A Hack in the Odious Machine: Digital Organizing Tools for the Precariat”

Presented by the Arts Research Center, the Berkeley Center for New Media, the David Brower Center, and the CITRIS Data and Democracy Initiative

Monday, April 13
7:30 pm
Free
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Berkeley's Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium is an internationally recognized forum for presenting new ideas that challenge conventional wisdom about art, technology, and culture. This series, free of charge and open to the public, presents artists, writers, curators, and scholars who consider contemporary issues at the intersection of aesthetic expression, emerging technologies, and cultural history, from a critical perspective.

On April 13, the program presents Jesse Drew, Professor of Technocultural Studies at UC Davis, and Glenda Drew, a media artist whose research and practice centers on making media that supports social change through an inventive and often playful approach.  
 

 

Reel to Real Films: The Great Invisible

Presented by the David Brower Center in partnership with Earth Island Journal

Wednesday, April 15
7:00 pm
$10 Advance/ $12 Door // $5 Students & Teachers
$25 Special Earth Island Journal Reception and Reserved Seating
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The Brower Center and Earth Island Journal present a documentary exploring the long-term effects of the largest offshore oil spill in American history, the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. This story has already faded for many, but Director Margaret Brown brings it back to life as she travels to small towns and major cities across Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas to explore the fallout for humans and the environment they depend on. Through a series of interviews with Southerners still haunted by the disaster, audiences are invited to see through the eyes of oil executives, survivors and Gulf Coast residents who experienced it first-hand and then were left to pick up the pieces while the world moved on. (92 min)
 
The film will be followed by discussion among three journalists who have covered the energy industry for years: ProPublica's Abrahm Lustgarten, oil and energy analyst, author and investigative journalist, Antonia Juhasz, and Earth Island Journal's Jason Mark
 
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BERC Resources Roundtable: Changing Lands in a Changing Climate

Presented by the Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative

Friday, April 17
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Our lands provide us with food and resources, in addition to acting as a carbon sink, making them one of the most important pieces of the climate change puzzle. Join the Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative for its annual Resources Roundtable at the David Brower Center to learn about this dynamic topic. The event will include a keynote speech, panel on regional approaches to land carbon management, a fireside chat on international deforestation, and lightning talks showcasing innovative research going on at Berkeley. Our speakers will include Jeff Horowitz, director of Avoided Deforestation Partners and producer of the Emmy-award winning series on climate change, Years of Living Dangerously.
 

 

Earth Day at the Brower Center

Presented by the David Brower Center in partnership with Earth Island Institute, Nutiva, and Ecology Center

Saturday, April 18
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free, $10 Suggested Donation
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Join the David Brower Center for its first-ever Earth Day celebration, a fun-filled afternoon of community learning opportunities, hands-on workshops, family art activities, live music, and delicious organic food--all focused on protecting and honoring the planet we call home.
 
Earth Day attendees will have the chance to engage in critical conversations during the Climate Change Solutions Right Under Our Feet speaker panels; turn their ideals into action with the Ecology Center’s creative reuse and fix-it workshops; learn how to tune a bike with Waterside Workshops; view Earth-inspired live artmaking projects by local artists; experience a carbon-neutral power demonstration by All Power Labs; check out short films highlighting how healthy soil can impact climate change; and show their creative side by contributing to the Streets Alive! Strawberry Creek chalk project and making their own Earth Day flags.
 

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The 30 Million-Word Gap: Providing Language Rich Environments for Dual Language Preschoolers

Presented by The Center for Child and Youth Policy

Monday, April 20
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Free
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As part of an ongoing series on early development and learning, national experts Catherine Snow and Jeannette Mancilla-Martinez discuss language and literacy development for dual-language preschoolers. The event will include a discussion with a local teacher on real-life challenges and applications.
 
 
Community Choice Energy

Presented by the Berkeley Climate Action Coalition 

Monday, April 20
7:00 pm
Free

The Berkeley Climate Action Coalition presents a panel discussion on Community Choice Energy. Learn about Alameda County's plans to create a not-for-profit Community Choice Energy program with the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create green jobs, and provide stable electricity rates for Berkeley and other Alameda County communities. 

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