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America's Unfinished Work is an OLLI @Berkeley series featuring leaders on campus and in the community engaged in the examination and eradication of systemic racism to create a more humane, just and equal society. These important presentations will be hosted on Zoom and are free and open to the public.


Khiara Bridges on Critical Race Theory and Current Issues

Friday, Oct. 9, 10:30-11:30 AM

Khiara Bridges, Professor of Law at UC Berkeley School of Law, has written numerous articles concerning race, class, reproductive rights, and the intersection of the three. 


Charles Henry on the Politics of Reparations

Friday, Oct. 23, 10:30-11:30 AM

Charles Henry, Professor Emeritus of African American Studies at UC Berkeley and author of Long Overdue: The Politics of Racial Reparations, will explain why reparations are gaining mainstream support, and why he believes they are a solution. 


Larry Rosenthal on the Rise of the Far Right

The first of our series featured a talk with Dr. Lawrence Rosenthal, founder and chair of the UC Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies. He is the author of an upcoming book, Empire of Resentment: Populism’s Toxic Embrace of Nationalism. He spoke with Bill Sokol, Bay Area lawyer and an OLLI moderator, on the roles of the Far Right and white supremacist groups in today's America. The presentation took place on June 8, 2020.