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Department of Geography
walker@berkeley.edu

Institute for Research on Labor and Employmet
2521 Channing Way #5555 Rm. 308
Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 643-4406
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California Studies Dinner Seminars

The California Studies Dinner Seminars is a forum for the discussion of California politics, economy, and society that meets once a month on the Berkeley campus. It brings together scholars, students, and specialists from around the Bay Area to hear speakers talk about new books, research and ideas of note concerning California. The series has been going strong for twenty years (with a predecessor going back thirty years!), and is the finest intellectual forum on California history, geography and public affairs in Northern California.

Spring 2015 Speakers:

Thursday, January 22, 2015 —
Save the Bay Part One:
The Rise and Fall of the Reber Plan to Destroy San Francisco Bay

Chuck Wollenberg

With all due hubris, seminar moderator Chuck Wollenberg has scheduled himself as speaker for the next session. He will discuss the 1940s-50s controversy over John Reber's plan to turn San Francisco Bay into two fresh water lakes and its connection (or lack thereof) to the Save the Bay movement of the 60s. Wollenberg teaches History at Berkeley City College and is the author of several works, including "Berkeley: a City in History" (UC Press).

Time: 7 :00 p.m. - 9 :00 p.m.
Location: Director's Room, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, 2521 Channing Way (just above Telegraph Ave)

The series is co-directed by Richard Walker (Professor, Department of Geography, UC Berkeley) and Charles Wollenberg (Berkeley City College, Berkeley), and is sponsored by the California Studies Center and the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE). It is funded with the generous support of the IRLE and the Townsend Center for the Humanities.

Anyone interested in topics about the state of California is invited to attend these informal dinner gatherings. The dinner is buffet style. Dinners are free, but we ask for a small donation for beverages.

To attend PLEASE RSVP:
Myra Armstrong
zulu2@berkeley.edu
Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
University of California, Berkeley
2521 Channing Way # 5555
Berkeley, CA 94720-5555
(510) 643-3012

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