PHOTOGRAPHS BY NACIO JAN BROWN
When: Friday, September 7
Reception: 6:00 PM
Lecture: 7:00 PM
Where: Room 105 North Gate Hall
Nacio Jan Brown's photographs stop time and record this circle of life he knows so well, saving it from the too-quick and too-dead past for us to view with new eyes. Yet even as, through the grace of his commitment to this block, we take in what is already long gone, surely the lives continue, and, though nothing remains the same, surely right now, at this very moment, the block is alive…From the “Foreword” to Rag Theater, © 1971 by Thomas Farber
Exhibition on view in North Gate Hall: August 27th – January 11th, 2013
When: Monday, September 17, 12:00 PM
Where: North Gate Hall Library
Robin Shulman will discuss her new book Eat the City. The book tells the story of past and present brewers, butchers, slaughterers, sugar refiners, winemakers, beekeepers, and farmers whose food production helped build New York City, showing that urban food production is no new trend, but has always shaped the life of American cities.
Robin Shulman has worked as a journalist for the Washington Post, the New York Times, the LA Times, Slate, the Guardian, and other publications. She has reported extensively from the Middle East, as well as the cities, suburbs, and rural areas of the United States. She graduated from the J-School in 2002.
When: Wednesday, September 19, 7:00 PM
A conversation between Seth Rosenfeld and Lowell Bergman, Logan Distinguished Professor in Investigative Reporting at the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
While working as an investigative reporter for the San Francisco Examiner and the San Francisco Chronicle, Seth Rosenfeld sued the FBI four times over the past 30 years to obtain confidential records under the Freedom of Information Act regarding the agency's covert campus activities at UC Berkeley during the 1960s. Eventually compelling the FBI to release more than 250,000 pages from their files, he painstakingly recreates the dramatic and unsettling history of how J. Edgar Hoover worked closely with then California governor Ronald Reagan to undermine student dissent, arrest and expel members of Berkeley's Free Speech Movement, and fire the University of California's liberal president, Clark Kerr. Rosenfeld's vivid narrative focuses on three men: Kerr, who played a role in guaranteeing all Californians access to higher education; Mario Savio, the charismatic student activist who led the Free Speech movement; and the ambitious Reagan, who was a more active FBI informer in his Hollywood days than previously known. By tracing the FBI's involvement with these figures, Rosenfeld reveals how the agency's counterintelligence program took tactics originally developed for use against foreign adversaries during the cold war and turned them on domestic groups whose politics the agency considered "un-American." Rosenfeld also draws on court transcripts, newspaper archives, oral histories, historical works, and hundreds of interviews.
Books will be available for purchase.
When: Friday, October 12, 7:00 PM
Where: Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
An evening with Iraqi Journalist, Haider Hamza, and American journalist and author, David Harris, speaking on Iraq: "Iraq Ten Years Later: Forgotten Past and Brutal Present."
Best known for ShowTime’s This American Life: "Talk to an Iraqi ", Haider Hamza lived with his family near Babylon, south of Baghdad during the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. While in Iraq, Haider covered all the major events that took place in Iraq including the trials of Saddam Hussein. Haider will speak about his experience in Iraq and the American public’s response to the war. Haider is both knowledgeable and entertaining. His lecture includes film clips from his road trip in America and a slide show of photos he took of post-war Iraq. He will address the conflicts in Iraq since 2003 and the challenges that emerged after the U.S. troop withdrawal in 2011.
American Journalist and author of "THE CRISIS: The President, The Prophet, and the Shah; 1979 and the Coming of Militant Islam". David is Vice President of Citizens Reach Out and has been an advocate for anti-militarism since the Vietnam War. David will present the background of the Iraq war and will introduce the work of Citizens Reach Out.