On Strike: Ethnic Studies 1969-1999, Film & Panel

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Sat, Nov 21, 2015 - 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm


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The Center for Race & Gender invites you to 


On Strike: Ethnic Studies 1969-1999

Saturday, November 21, 2015
1:30pm - 3:00pm
370 Dwinelle Hall
UC Berkeley

ON STRIKE makes an encapsulated, incisive study of the context and events that led up to the Ethnic Studies demonstrations, hunger strikes, and student arrests that surprisingly roiled the UC Berkeley campus in May 1999. Opening with a quick historical study of the struggle that established Ethnic Studies in the late sixties, this record of modern-day activism soon moves into the urgent present-time, detailing the nineties' twLF (Third World Liberation Front) movement and their pitched battle against the university administration.  The Ethnic Studies Student Strike led to a historic agreement between students and the Chancellor that included the founding of the Center for Race & Gender.

Directed by: Irum Shiekh; Runtime: 35 minutes; Release year: 1999 (Embedded below)

Screening followed by distinguished panel that includes UC Berkeley alumni student organizers during the 1999 Ethnic Studies Strike.

Ziza Delgado, UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies 
Prof. Roberto Hernandez, San Diego State University
Prof. Priya Kandaswamy, Mills College
Prof. Sara Clarke Kaplan, UC San Diego
Prof. Jeff Romm, UC Berkeley
Prof. Irum Shiekh, University of Oregon

Moderated by Prof. Paola Bacchetta, UC Berkeley

Open to the public. Location is wheelchair accessible. 
Event is part of the Third World Multiracial Solidarity Conference and Community Engagement.

On Strike: Ethnic Studies 1969-1999 from Peek Media on Vimeo.

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