For Those in the Bay

Spring semester at CAL is a sensory overload of teach-ins, open mics, town halls, banquets, and conferences of all kinds. This spring, however is extra special– its the 40th anniversary of the twLF (third world Liberation Front) student strikes, that led to the creation of Ethnic Studies, among other things. Its also the 10th anniversary of the student strikes to save Ethnic Studies, under the banner of a new twLF. To celebrate, a coalition of students, faculty, alumni, and staff have put together an amazing smorgasbord of events the week of March 7-14. That week is also the Disabled Students awareness week, and part of the Women’s History month events. A list of events follows below.

The 40th Anniversary of the third world Liberation Front:
Events March 7-14th on the UC Berkeley campus

Saturday, March 7th: Pilipino American Alliance (PAA) 40th Anniversary: 5pm International House Auditorium
Dinner and a program highlighting the evolution of PAA and the Pilipino community at Cal
http://ucbpaa.wordpress.com/
Sponsored by PAA

Sunday, March 8th: Poetry After the Storm: 8pm in MCC*
Poetry, music, and speakers raising consciousness about the ongoing tragedy of Katrina and its effects on the Gulf Coast
http://magnoliaproject.berkeley.edu/
Sponsored by the Magnolia Project

Monday, March 9th: State of the Struggle: 7pm in MCC*
Students of color keep it live from ’69 through today
Contexualizing what’s going down for students of color at Cal
Sponsored by bridges Multicultural Resource Center

Tuesday, March 10th: Activism Right There: 7pm Zellerbach Auditorium
celebrating the legacy of the twLF at Cal through words, dance, and song
intergenerational panel feat. Bob Wing, Favianna Rodriguez, and Jesus Barraza, and performances from Zion I, Invincible, Bambu, and more
http://activismrightthere.com
Sponsored by the Activism Right There Coalition

Wednesday, March 11th: building OUR movement: pushing it forward, keeping it real: 6-8pm in the MCC*
a space to be critical about our organizing, building on the hXstories of resistance movements & ethnic studies to explore our movement today
http://myspace.com/xinaxtli
Sponsored by Xinaxtli

Thursday, March 12th: Personal Narratives from the Struggle for Ethnic Studies: 3:30-6:00pm in the MCC*
feat. Carlos Munoz, LaNada Warjack, Roberto Hernandez, Maria Brenes, Ethnic Studies alumni and students
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/event.php?eid=54006547187&ref=ts
Sponsored by the Ethnic Studies Undergraduate Student Collective

Friday, March 13th: Inter-Generational Dinner: 7pm-10pm in the MCC*
Sponsored by twLF 40th Anniversary Coalition
celebrating our community, commemorating those we’ve lost
Register online: http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=cFA5ZWdsby1Gb2FnVkQ5b2lTYWN0Wmc6MA

Saturday, March 14th: 19th Annual API Issues Conference (APIICON): 9:00am – 4:00pm, Lipman Room, Barrows Hall

“FOCALIZE. Realize. Vocalize. Mobilize.”
http://apiicon09.blogspot.com
Sponsored by APIICON Coalition + AAPI Alumni Chapter
TWLF Anniversary dinner (3/14, 5:30pm, @ MCC/Heller)
Sponsored by The Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Alumni Chapter

*MCC: the MultiCultural Center (Heller Lounge), in the MLK Student Union

ASUC Sponsored | Wheelchair Accessible

for more information, or if you or your organization is interested in helping to organize, please contact: twLF40@lists.berkeley.edu
or attend our next planning meeting: Monday, March 1st at 5pm in the MCC

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