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The Scandal of Cal: A Book Talk Featuring Author Tony Platt & Professors Seth Davis, Nazune Menka & Jonathan Simon

Thursday, November 2, 2023 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm

Cal is admired worldwide as a bastion of innovation and a hub for progressive thought. Far less known are the university’s roots in plunder, warfare, and the promotion of white supremacy. In The Scandal of Cal: Land Grabs, White Supremacy, and Miseducation at UC Berkeley (Aug, 2023 Heyday), Professor Tony Platt looks unflinchingly at the university’s desecration of graves and hoarding of Indigenous property, tracks its role in developing the racist pseudoscience of eugenics in the early twentieth century, and sheds light on the school’s complicity with the military-industrial complex.

Join us to celebrate the publication of this book with a talk featuring author Tony Platt and panelists Profs. Seth Davis and Nazune Menka for a discussion of The Scandal of Cal and UC Berkeley’s culpability in some of the cruelest chapters of U.S. history. 


Thursday, November 2, 2023
12:50 pm - 2:00 pm
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170 Law Building


Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice

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