Berkeley and the Great State U: Episodes in Town/Gown History, Chuck Wollenberg at the Berkeley Public Library, May 24, June 7, and June 14

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


The Berkeley Public Library presents three lectures by historian Chuck Wollenberg of Berkeley City College and the California Studies Association on Berkeley’s response to World War II.

Saturday, June 1, 2013, 2;00-3;30 pm:

Ruth Kingman, the Fair Play Committee, and Japanese-American Internment

Saturday, June 22, 2013, 2:00-3:30 pm:

Codornices Village and the African American Migration to Berkeley

Saturday, June 29, 2013, 2:00-3:30 pm:

Lawrence & Oppenheimer: the Atomic Bomb, and the Beginning of Big Science in Berkeley

Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge (at Shattuck) 3rd floor Meeting Room


“All Of Us Or None” exhibition of social justice posters

A reminder that the “All Of Us Or None” exhibition of social justice posters will be up at the Oakland Museum of California through August 19, with live screenprinting on many Saturdays.

Upcoming talks about the exhibition and accompanying catalog:

Pegasus Books, Berkeley
Thursday, July 26, 7:30

Berkeley Public Library, main branch
Sunday, August 5, 2:00