Tuesday, May 11

4:15pm - 5:15pm

The American Rescue Plan Act: $1.9 Trillion Where and When It's Needed (open to all)

President Biden

Bill Sokol, a Bay Area labor lawyer, OLLI faculty member ("The New U.S. Supreme Court") and lecturer at San Francisco State University will detail the ambitious $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act recently signed into law by President Biden. He'll go over all the ways it builds a bridge towards economic recovery, invests in racial justice, and addresses the stark, intergenerational inequities that have worsened in the wake of COVID-19. We hope you can join us on Tuesday, May 11, at 4:15 PM (PT).

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Friday, May 7

10:30am - 11:30am

America's Unfinished Work: Linda Rugg on UC's Un-naming & Repatriation Efforts (open to all)

Illustration from the “Sinday” tales painted by Kiowa artist Silver Horn, or Haungooah, and collected by by Gen. Hugh L. Scott; Cat. No. 2-4922

The Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology at UC Berkeley holds one of the largest collections of Native American human remains and sacred artifacts in the country, on a scale approaching that of the Field Museum in Chicago or the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC. By far the majority of the collection was taken from the Native people of the Bay Area, though there are also many ancestors and sacred belongings from other tribes in California and from across the United States. After decades of protest by Native people nationally and here in California, the University of California system and UC Berkeley have crafted a new policy oriented toward returning the ancestors to their descendants.

Join us on Friday, May 7, 10:30-11:30 AM (PT) as Linda Haverty Rugg, Berkeley's Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, talks about the measures campus is taking to perform critical repatriation work, and how it relates to the un-naming of Kroeber Hall.

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Professor Rugg's talk is part of our America's Unfinished Work series featuring leading thinkers engaged in the examination and eradication of systemic racism to create a more humane, just and equal society.

Tuesday, June 1

Monday, July 12