Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival

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Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Aaron Joseph
09.17.2017

For the last 30 years William Turner has taught courses on freedom of speech and the press at UC Berkeley, teaching thousands of undergraduates and graduate journalism students about the First Amendment. In recent years, he has also taught senior citizens at OLLI@Berkeley and at the Fromm Institute at the University of San Francisco. Turner practiced law for

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Aaron Joseph
07.24.2017

Ralina Joseph is the founding director of the University of Washington’s Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity. She is interested in the mediated communication of difference, or, more specifically, contemporary representations of race, gender, and sexuality in the media. Her first book, Transcending Blackness: From the New Millennium Mulatta to the Exceptional Multiracial, critiques anti-Black

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Lance Knobel
09.17.2017

Daphne White is a journalist, playwright, and activist. She began her career in Atlanta and then worked as a journalist in Washington, DC. Her articles and op-eds appeared in The Washington Post; Newsweek; Foundation News & Commentary, Hemispheres; National Wildlife Magazine, and others. In 1995, she founded The Lion & Lamb Project, a national nonprofit devoted

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Lance Knobel
10.09.2017

Solate fluidly blends rhythmic guitar compositions of Joel Mandella with melodic storytelling of Maya Vilaplana in a unique indie-soul experience. Based in the Bay Area, Solate is a musical antidote for anyone who loves a good guitar lick and a heartfelt lullaby.

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Aaron Joseph
10.06.2016

Mix’d Ingrdnts is a multi-ethnic and diverse collective of female artists who work together as an all styles dance company, with the intent of cultivating a stronger community of artists of all ages…Read More

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Aaron Joseph
09.28.2016

Jill Bakehorn’s research and teaching interests include feminist theory, gender and sexuality, popular culture and the body, and food cultures…Read More

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Lance Knobel
09.05.2017

Helena Brantley is co-curator of Uncharted. In 2015 and 2016, she served as the festival publicist. In 2005, Helena relocated to the Bay Area from Washington, DC to manage book publicity campaigns for HarperCollins in San Francisco, where she led a New York Times bestselling book campaign during each year of her tenure. In 2011,

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Aaron Joseph
09.26.2016

The Cuband is an alternative/fusion Cuban music project formed in Jan. 2015 by five Cuban musicians based around the San Francisco Bay Area …Read More

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Aaron Joseph
09.26.2016

Sinead Griffin is a postdoctoral fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and UC Berkeley…Read More

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Aaron Joseph
09.26.2016

Lauren Schiller is the creator and host of Inflection Point, a nationally syndicated weekly public radio show and podcast featuring conversations with women who are changing the status quo…Read More

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