This academic year, 2019-2020, marks the 50th anniversary of the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the Department is organizing a 2-day symposium “Ethnic Studies at 50: Igniting the Future” featuring our distinguished graduates and alumni. The event will take place on March 5-6, 2020, at the Alumni House.
For fifty years, the Ethnic Studies Department at UC Berkeley has been at the forefront of educational democracy, transforming the humanities and social sciences in the United States and the world. As an interdisciplinary field in the study of race, ethnicity, and indigeneity, Ethnic Studies has advanced new paradigms that make visible processes of marginalization and exclusion, developed theories and methodologies that empower communities, and worked toward achieving greater social justice in our world. Since its inception, our department has spearheaded the formation of these intellectual fields by advancing groundbreaking research, taking on leadership roles in institution-building and mentoring scholars who are now leaders in their fields and communities.
Note: This event is wheelchair accessible. Kindly refrain from wearing scented products.