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Join UC Berkeley in celebrating 400 years of resistance

August 2019 marks the 400th anniversary of the forced arrival of enslaved Africans to the English colonies. The “400 Years of African American History Commission Act,” federal legislation that was signed into law in 2018, acknowledges the impact of slavery in the United States and calls for a national commission to commemorate the anniversary of the forced arrival of Africans in the English colonies in 1619.

In the spirit of this act, UC Berkeley is launching a year-long observation that will include many community events — some of which take place in the early evening. If you’re interested in checking out an event after work or over the weekend, here are some highlights:

A Conversation with California’s First Surgeon General Nadine Burke Harris
September 19, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Film Retrospective: No Regrets — A Celebration of Marlon Riggs
Many evening screenings, September 19-November 25

Free Outdoor Screening: Inequality for All
Thursday, October 10, 7 p.m.

Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha at Cal Performances
Saturday, May 2, 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 3, 3 p.m.

Read more about UC Berkeley’s commemoration from the UC newsroom. And, check out all events in the series.

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