The University of California — birthplace of the Free Speech Movement — will open a center in Washington D.C. devoted to research, education and advocacy on issues of free speech and civic engagement.
Statements & news
October 26, 2017
October 23, 2017
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has rescinded 72 guidelines that outlined rights for disabled students, raising concerns within the UC Berkeley community about waning protections for students with disabilities.
Among the policies that were rescinded Oct. 2 were recommendations by the federal government that outlined how federal money would be used for equity in education for disabled students. The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services wrote in a newsletter on Friday that these 72 guidance documents were “outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective.”
October 16, 2017
SACRAMENTO — Californians who do not identify as male or female will have a third gender option on driver’s licenses and birth certificates under a bill Gov. Jerry Brown signed Sunday.
SB179 makes California the first state in the country to offer the third gender marker on birth certificates for nonbinary people who want their personal documents to match their gender identity. Nonbinary is an umbrella term for people who do not consider themselves strictly male or female, but instead fall outside those gender norms.
October 12, 2017
Oct 12, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Multicultural Community Center, MLK Student Union Building, UC Berkeley
Location is wheelchair accessible
The Center for Race & Gender and the Multicultural Community Center present…
October 9, 2017
Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza discussed the current and future goals of BLM within the current political climate at the UC Berkeley International House on Thursday.
In her talk to a crowd of about 100 people, Garza touched on a range of topics from Black feminism to the hurricanes in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, as well as the current political atmosphere underneath the Trump presidency. Garza also addressed BLM’s goal of reaching across intersectional lines to encompass all minorities.
October 5, 2017
Campus administrators, staff and students joined together Thursday to reevaluate the role of free speech online and on campus, marking 53 years since UC Berkeley’s 1964 Free Speech Movement took place.