Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival

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Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Lance Knobel
08.10.2017

Prudence Carter is Dean and Professor of the Graduate School of Education at UC Berkeley. Her research agenda focuses on causes of and solutions to enduring social and cultural inequalities among social groups, especially in education and schooling. Specifically, she examines academic and mobility differences influenced by the dynamics of race, ethnicity, class, and gender

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Aaron Joseph
07.24.2017

Screenwriter. Gina Welch, the author of In the Land of Believers: An Outsider’s Extraordinary Journey Into the Heart of the Evangelical Church, was a producer and writer on the recent FX series, Feud, about the vexed relationship between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis during the making of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. She’s now working on

jon rapping
by Lance Knobel
07.30.2017

Jonathan Rapping is a nationally renowned criminal justice innovator and 2014 MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Fellow, who moved from Washington, D.C. to Atlanta, because he found the injustice within our criminal justice system – particularly in the South – to be unacceptable. In 2007, Rapping founded Gideon’s Promise and began an initiative to change the public

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Aaron Joseph
07.24.2017

Her research focuses on economic inequality and public policy, specifically employment, social policy, and family economic well-being and her latest book is “​Finding Time: The Economics of Work-Life Conflict​” from Harvard University Press. ​The New York Times​ has called Boushey one of the “most vibrant voices in the field” and ​Politico​ twice named her one

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Aaron Joseph
07.24.2017

From marching 76-straight miles, to hunger striking for 26 days, César has dedicated his life to fighting for justice. He was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México and migrated to the U.S. at a young age with a single mother and grandmother. He grew up in South Central L.A. and moved to the Bay Area to

joan williams
by Aaron Joseph
07.24.2017

Williams’ recent book, White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America, explains why so much of the elite’s analysis of the white working class is misguided, rooted in class cluelessness. She is the author or co-author of over ninety academic art icles and book chapters, along with nine books, including What Works for Women at

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Lance Knobel
10.25.2017

Allison Briscoe-Smith has combined her love of teaching and advocacy by serving as a professor and by directing mental health programs for children experiencing trauma, homelessness or foster care. Much of her work has been with schools, as a clinician, consultant and trainer. Currently she is a professor at the Wright Institute and she provides

by Aaron Joseph
07.24.2017

Leslie Berlin is Project Historian for the Silicon Valley Archives at Stanford University. She has been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences and served on the advisory committee to the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Leslie was

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Aaron Joseph
07.24.2017

Christian Picciolini was a member of a violent, far-right hate movement during his youth. He describes himself as a “reformed extremist.” His work and life purpose are born of an ongoing and profound need to atone for a grisly past, and to make something of his time on this planet by contributing to the greater

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Lance Knobel
09.05.2017

Non Stop Bhangra is an award-winning event and collective that is dedicated to promoting the artistic and cultural heritage of India through the beautiful and vibrant spirit of Bhangra, a traditional Punjabi folk music and dance. What started as a one-off night has turned into a staple in the culture of San Francisco Bay Area and

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