AF3IRM SF Bay Area & Central Coast | Third World Multiracial Solidarity Conference on Community Engagement

Join AF3IRM SF Bay Area and Central Coast Chapters at the Third World Multiracial Solidarity Conference on Community Engagement this Saturday at UC Berkeley! They will be presenting a workshop and leading a discussion during the breakout session.

Saturday, November 21, 2015
University of California, Berkeley
Hearst Annex Audititorium (near Bancroft and Bowditch)
10:00am to 3:00pm


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This conference will engage activists and scholars who were involved with the Third World Liberation Front Strikes at San Francisco State University and UC Berkeley during the late 1960s with issues and concerns facing younger generations and youth today. While today there are divisions between our various communities, at the same time, there exists past lessons of solidarity where positive change occurred towards the building of a multiracial democracy. Through speaker panels, cultural performances and dialogue, this conference will learn from the past, discuss and highlight community issues that unite and divide our different racial and ethnic communities.


UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies Department, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies, American Cultures Community Engagement (ACES) Program. Students from Ethnic Studies 41AC and Asian American & Asian Diaspora Studies 20AC, Center for Race & Gender


10am – 12noon. Morning Panelists:

LaNada War Jack, Ph.D.
1969 TWLF striker, UC Berkeley. Founder Native American Studies, UC Berkeley (1969). Alcatraz Island Occupation (1969). Former judge for Shoshone Bannock Tribal Courts, Fort Hall, Idaho.

Juanita Tamayo Lott.
1968 TWLF striker, SF State University. Co-founder of Filipino American Studies, SF State University (1969) and University of Maryland, College Park (2007)

Douglas Daniels, Ph.D.
1969 TWLF striker, UC Berkeley. Professor Emeritus in History and Black Studies, UC Santa Barbara (1978-2011). Former Chair of Black Studies Dept and Asian American Studies Dept., UC Santa Barbara.

Jason Ferreira, Ph.D.
1999 twLF, UC Berkeley. Professor and Director of Race & Resistance Studies in College of Ethnic Studies, SF State University. Community Service Learning Advisory Board of the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, SF State University.

12noon to 1:30pm: Lunch and Cultural Performance

Registration required for lunch.
List of performers (comedy, spoken word) TBA

1:30pm to 3pm: Breakout Discussion Groups on current issues.

Breakout Discussion

Breakout Discussion Group #1: CRG Film Screening of Ethnic Studies On Strike 1999 by Irum Sheik

Room 370 Dwinelle Hall
Center for Race and Gender (CRG)

The CRG, which was born out of the historic 1999 Ethnic Studies Student Strike, will show the film “Ethnic Studies. On Strike 1999” by Irum Sheik. A panel discussion with ’99 TwLF members, the film’s director and faculty witnesses will follow to acknowledge the genealogy of the CRG in the context student strikes of 1999 and 1969. The panel will be moderated by Prof. Paola Bacchetta from Gender and Womens Studies, UC Berkeley

Current students involved in negotiations with University administration will also be present to inform and update about the present situation of the CRG and ongoing negotiations to oppose the restructuring of the Center. We view this conference and break out discussion group to clarify and deal constructively with the campus’ ongoing commitment to racial equality and the continued study of race, gender and sexuality at Cal.

3pm: End of event.