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Conversation with Author Debby Irving

We are fortunate to have author and speaker Debby Irving come to Berkeley for an engaging conversation. Throughout 2014, American racism reared its head in highly visible events. Inflammatory words by Paula Deen, Donald Sterling, and Cliven Bundy stirred debate about what makes for a racist. The deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner provoked nationwide protests demanding police reform and a cry for recognition that #BlackLivesMatter. While mainstream news often brings a good/bad, black/white version of events involving individual actions, author Debby Irving encourages readers to bring more nuance and personal reflection to the issue.

Cracking the Codes: Dialogue and Film Screening with Dr. Shakti Butler

We are fortunate to have Filmmaker and Racial Equity Educator Dr. Shakti Butler from World Trust come to Berkeley for a dialogue and film screening of Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity. Using film & dialogue, she invites people to grapple with both the intellectual and emotional complexities of social justice issues.

Diversity & Inclusion Best Practices Session: Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarking

How does an organization know if its diversity and inclusion (D&I) efforts are really worthwhile? What are the standards to judge by? A practical tool provides answers to these basic questions. The Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks: Standards for Organizations Around the World provides a comprehensive set of standards.
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Carlos Gil Book Talk & Signing

We Became Mexican American is an inspiring and candid account of Carlos's ancestors and how they abandoned their homes in west central Mexico to go north, eventually laying the ground work to pursue the American Dream in southern California. Based on recorded interviews, this stirring chronicle introduces you to the author's forebears and follows them to the end of their lives.

Steve Pemberton Book Talk & Signing

A Chance In The World: An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home is Steve's riveting memoir that chronicles his difficult path through foster care and determined search for his family. His relentless journey to overcome, find his biological family, and right the wrongs of his parents' past, is a model for many families to follow. His powerful story has been featured by People Magazine, The Boston Banner, The Boston Herald, Crain's Chicago Business, Chronicle News Magazine, and multiple news networks across the country.