First New Deal Salon At the Huntington
With a grant from the University of California Humanities Research Institute, the Living New Deal will host a series of public conversations about the legacy of the New Deal. The five salons will be held at cultural institutions throughout California. New Deal scholars Harvey Smith, Gray Brechin, and Alex Tarr will discuss the Living New Deal’s ongoing efforts to document New Deal sites and record oral histories of those whose lives were touched by the New Deal. Please join us!Huntington Library
MAY 28, 2014
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, BUT VERY LIMITED SPACE, PLEASE RSVP TO RSVP@LIVINGNEWDEAL.ORGTO RESERVE A SPACE AND LUNCH
Next stops… Long Beach, San Diego….
Long Beach Museum of Art
MAY 29, 2014
6-7PM, RECEPTION TO FOLLOW
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, BUT PLEASE RSVP TO LISAM@LBMA.ORG
San Diego History Center
JUNE 2, 2014
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Then: up to Sacramento….
Sacramento Historical Society
JUNE 24, 2014
Many of us have found the resources on Found San Francisco to be invaluable. For a wide public, it’s an undeniable portal into understanding the urban environment. Or how many instructors have turned to Found S.F. when preparing a class? …Relied on them for photos and maps? …Sent our students on a research mission with their pages as a foundation? So many!
And many others have attended incredible lectures as part of Shaping S.F.‘s marvelous programming. Countless have learned from bike tours, conversations, and books. …All of this pretty much for free—or maybe for a donation or a book purchase here or there!! But NOW, at a time of increasing economic pressures, is the time to help Chris and Lisa. They have put in so many years of work into these twin operations and we can pay them back by contributing to what they call the 3% solution.
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California Studies Colleagues: If you were inspired by the interdisciplinary approach of our California on Fire conference in April, please share this announcement with those who may be interested in a similar approach to learning and understanding the challenges facing California.
From CSA Chair Rachel Brahinsky comes this announcement about the Graduate Program in Urban Affairs at her university:
Greetings: We have room for just a few more fantastic students to join the Fall 2014 cohort of our MA program in Urban Affairs at the University of San Francisco. I’m writing to encourage you to share this email with aspiring urbanists who may be interested in diving in for further studies, now or in the future.
This is an interdisciplinary two-year program, with a strong emphasis on community-based research in the San Francisco Bay Area. The program combines rigorous academics with an internship and applied research. Community-engaged projects will contribute to and benefit from the vibrancy of the San Francisco Bay Area, while encouraging students to reflect on their role as global urban citizens.
We will continue to review applications on a rolling basis until the cohort is full. Thanks so much for spreading the word!
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The Berkeley Public Library presents three free lecture/discussions by Dr. Chuck Wollenberg of Berkeley City College on the people and politics of city/university relations during significant eras of Berkeley History. The sessions will be in the third floor community room of the main library from 2-3:30 p.m. on three Saturday afternoons:
May 24 Henry Durant and the Beginnings of Town and Gown, 1853-78
June 7 Phoebe Apperson Hearst and the Transformation of Town and Gown, 1896-1920
June 14 Mario Savio and the New Politics of Town and Gown, 1964-88
For more information, contact Jef Findley at firstname.lastname@example.org