interGeneration400

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interGeneration400 is the UC Berkeley Student Learning Center's commemorative celebration of Black history and recognition of the 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act. Through this endeavor, the SLC seeks to re-examine the global legacy of American slavery; honor Black ingenuity and resilience; and come together as a community to celebrate our shared humanity. 

The celebration—scheduled for February 1st, 2020—will be an all-day affair. Events will include keynote remarks by MacArthur Fellow Saidiya Hartman, intergenerational panel discussions and workshops that center Black experience, and a dedication ceremony honoring the legacy of Berkeley African American and African Diaspora Studies professor VèVè Clark. Deborah Plant, editor of Zora Neale Hurston's Barracoon, will also be joining us for a conversation about this vital work.

All interGeneration400 events will take place in the César Chávez Student Center on the UC Berkeley campus and will be free and open to the public. Our emphasis throughout will be to bring into conversation community members, activists, scholars, professionals, and cultural producers from across generations and backgrounds so that, together, we can deepen our historical knowledge of, appreciation for, and commitment to one another as fellow human beings. We are in the process of updating this site with additional details about our panels and featured participants, so please check back in the days leading up to February 1st to get a full sense of what's in store.

In the meantime, please feel free to share our flyer and RSVP so we know you're coming!