Joe Lurie, International House Executive Director Emeritus, intercultural communications trainer, and award-winning author of Perception and Deception, a Mind-Opening Journey Across Cultures, will speak on “The Groundbreaking Role of I-House and its Chinese and Black Residents in Desegregating Berkeley and Beyond.” In 1930, a time when non-whites could not live within two miles of campus, International House’s new interracial dormitory was a deliberate poke in the eye at Berkeley’s restrictive housing. I-House’s groundbreaking efforts did not end there: residents helped integrate nearby hotels and restaurants, and residents of color went on to trailblazing careers in previously all-white fields.
Sunday, Sept. 24, 3 pm
Q&A and refreshments, including tea and moon cakes, will follow.
The exhibit Touching Ground, Putting Down Roots: Chinese in Berkeley will be open for half an hour before and after the program. (The last day of the exhibit is Saturday, Sept. 30.)
Free, but space is limited—sign up on Eventbrite.