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Fall Colloquium Focuses on Movement Building in the Bay Area

Dean Edleson, Sean BurnsOn October 20, 2014, in concert with UC Berkeley’s campuswide celebration of the Free Speech Movement’s 50th Anniversary, the School of Social Welfare hosted its own special event that aimed to foster a dialogue about  the legacy and evolution of social movement building, with a focus on the specific contexts of community activism in the Bay Area.

The event was moderated by Sean Burns, PhD, who serves as the director of student programs at the Blum Center for Developing Economies and lecturer in Peace and Conflict Studies. Dr. Burns is also a social movement scholar and author of the award-winning biography Archie Green: The Making of a Working Class Hero.

Serving on the community panel were David Solnit, a San Francisco Bay Area-based arts and direct action organizerKazu Haga, David Solnit, Brenda Salgado who has collaborated with a wide range of communities and movements over the last three decades; East Bay Meditation Center Director Brenda Salgado, who has more than 13 years of experience in nonprofit leadership and management, facilitation, strategy and consulting; and East Point Peace Academy Founder Kazu Haga, a Kingian non-violence trainer who works with young people and community leaders throughout the Bay Area and beyond.

Click here to watch the Berkeley Social Welfare panel presentation, "Social Movement Building in the Bay Area: Contemporary Opportunities and Challenges."