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February 2024
Sandra Iglehart, Heidi Hill, Debra Richardson, and George Okechukwu
Historical African-American Spiritual & Gospel Music

In celebration of Black History Month, Sandra Iglehart and her group presented a program consisting of narratives and singing.

January 2024
Madeleine Blake

Madeleine Blake spoke about her travel to Banaras, India and "The Call of the Ganga" a love song to Banaras

December 2023
The California Golden Overtones

Holiday Party featuring The California Golden Overtones who are the premier all-female a cappella group at the University of California, Berkeley. They have recently been named one of “the 10 Female Groups Running the A Cappella World” by College Magazine.

November 2023
Joe Lurie
Director Emeritus of UC Berkeley's International House

Joe Lurie spoke about the pioneering history of I. House, the first interracial co-educational living center west of New York City, and its role in the desegregation of the UC campus and Berkeley communities in the early 1930s and 40s.

October 2023
Maggie Takuda-Hall

Maggie Tokuda-Hall talked of her journey about her resistance to book banning with her refusal to delete references to racism from her book "Love in the Library."

May 2023
Brian Glickman
Operations Coordinator for the UC Berkeley Basic Needs Program

March 2023
Dr. Michael F Wehner
Senior Staff Scientist in the Applied Mathematics & Computational Research Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Extreme Weather in a Changing Climate

January 2023
Breaking Barriers Panel discussion
Breaking Barriers Panel

Andrea Campos, Moderator; Prof. Oliver O'Reilly; Arlie Hochschild; Jenny Simon O'Neill

January 2023
Lew Feldman
Director of the UC Botanical Garden

Lew Feldman gave us a virtual tour of the UC Botanical Garden, discussing it's history, special collections, the Garden's mission and future direction

October 2022
Eugene Sor
Director of Music at The Crowden Music Center

Eugene Sor will introduce the educational philosophy behind The Crowden School and some students will perform.

November 2022
Dr. Scott Lewis Stephens
Professor of Fire Science, Director of UC Berkeley's Center for Fire Research

Forest Fires in California's New Climate and how fire policy can be improved to meet the challenges of the future.

May 2022
Ron Adler MD
LifeLong Medical Care

Covering All the Bases: How LifeLong Medical Care provides services to the underserved communities in the East Bay and Marin

January 2024
Janet Byron
The Joys of Walking in Berkeley

Janet Bryon, Berkeley author and past president of the Berkeley Path Wanderers Association explores the reasons why Berkeley is such a wonderful city for walking.

January 2024
Carol T. Christ
Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley

A Conversation with Chancellor Christ led by Linda Schacht

November 2023
Rose Marie Beebe & Robert Senkewicz

Rose Marie Beebe and Robert Senkewicz offer us a look at the lives of a prominent Californio family in the turbulent years after the American conquest. We get a preview of their forthcoming publication of the 40-year correspondence between Guadalupe Vallejo and his wife Francisca. These letters will complement the speakers’ gargantuan (1400 page) translation of Vallejo’s never-before-published memoir, "Recuerdos", which appeared earlier this year.

October 2023
Tahnee Shields
Certified Personal Trainer

Tahnee engaged us in a class focusing on senior fitness.

October 2023
Soprano Hope Briggs

Soprano Hope Briggs and pianist Daniel Lockert presented selections from Italian, French and German art song, The Great American Songbook, Musical Theater and Negro Spirituals.

April 2023
Mellisa Lam

Melissa, age 14, won first prize in the 2023 US Open Music Competition.

February 2023
Patricia West & Spencer Pulu

Nourishing & Empowering Young People Through the Power of Dance

January 2023
Dr. Lilliane Koziol
Coordinator of Northern California Fulbright Visiting Scholar Enrichment Program of the U.S. State Dept.

Dr. Koziol informed us of the fascinating history of the African-American 20th Century expatriate cultural experience in Paris.

December 2022
Marc Teicholz
American virtuoso and 1989 Guitar Foundation of America Winner

Marc Teicholz presents an afternoon concert of classical & contemporary music on guitar

November 2022
Steve Wasserman
Executive Director and Publisher at Heyday in Berkeley

Steve Wasserman will discuss "Do books have a future in the digital age?"

October 2022
Christine Hult-Lewis
Interim Pictorial Curator at the Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley

Christine will introduce us to the photographs of David Johnson, a premier photographer of San Francisco and the first African American student of Ansel Adams.

April 2022
George Post

San Francisco based photographer George Post shared his burning man photography.

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