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October 9, 2017

The Daily Californian

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

The Daily Californian

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.

September 26, 2017

The Chronicle of Higher Education

n the days and weeks leading up to his planned Free Speech Week at the University of California at Berkeley, Milo Yiannopoulos talked a big game about the murderer’s row of conservative speakers he had assembled. But last week Chancellor Carol Christ was coming to doubt that he ever actually intended to go through with the event.

Now that Free Speech Week has fizzled, she said in an interview on Tuesday that she remains unconvinced.

The Los Angeles Times

In a strike at President Trump’s call for more deportations, California lawmakers passed landmark “sanctuary state” legislation earlier this month to shield thousands of immigrants who have entered the U.S. illegally.

Although the threatened right-wing invasion devolved into the “most expensive photo-op in the university’s history,” this is unlikely to be the last attempt to disrupt our campus. There are lessons to be learned.

September 20, 2017

Daily Californian

The alt-right is laying a trap for Berkeley students during next week’s planned “Free Speech Week,” a writer with the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Alabama-based anti-hate group, told students and administrators Tuesday night.