Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar

04/09/2018

Orion's Joy of Jazz and the Latin All Stars

5pm to 7pm, Caffe on San Pablo, 2500 San Pablo, Berkeley


ROBERT E. JOHNSON & JANET L. BYRON

Longtime Bay Area walking tour guides Robert E. Johnson and Janet L. Byron share their beloved bestselling guide, Berkeley Walks: Expanded and Updated Edition. Come prepared with your Berkeley knowledge! A "Berkeley Walks Trivia Quiz" will follow Robert and Janet's presentation.
This expanded and updated edition of a local best-seller offers more revealing rambles through one of America's most fascinating cities. Berkeley Walks celebrates the things that make Berkeley such a wonderful walking city--diverse architecture, panoramic views, tree-lined neighborhoods, unusual gardens, secret pathways, hidden parks, and vibrant street life. Historical surprises and architectural delights include the apartment building from which Patty Hearst was kidnapped; Ted Kaczynski's home before he became the Unabomber; and the residences of Nobel laureates and literary Berkeleyans such as Thornton Wilder, Ann Rice, and Philip K. Dick.
Bob Johnson and Janet Byron--longtime city residents and tour guides--have added 3 new walks, extensively revised 6 others, and updated all the rest. These 21 walks showcase the many elements that make Berkeley's neighborhoods, shopping districts, and academic areas such fun to explore. Visitors will discover a vibrant community beyond the University of California campus borders; locals will be surprised and charmed by the treasures in their own backyards.
Highlights of the book include features on architects such as John Galen Howard, Bernard Maybeck, and Julia Morgan; more than 100 archival and original photos; and detailed maps with hundreds of points of interest on these easy-to-follow, self-guided walking tours.

7pm to 8pm, Books Inc. 1491 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley


Ijeoma Oluo discusses So You Want to Talk About Race

Ijeoma Oluo discusses her New York Times best-seller, So You Want to Talk About Race. This breakout book explores the complex reality of today's racial landscape-from white privilege and police brutality to systemic discrimination and the Black Lives Matter movement-offering straightforward clarity that readers need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide.
Free to attend.
Seats are on a first-come basis.

ABOUT THE BOOK
In So You Want to Talk About Race, Editor at Large of The Establishment Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on such issues as privilege, police brutality, intersectionality, micro-aggressions, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the "N" word. Perfectly positioned to bridge the gap between people of color and white Americans struggling with race complexities,

Oluo answers the questions readers don't dare ask, and explains the concepts that continue to elude everyday Americans. Oluo is an exceptional writer with a rare ability to be straightforward, funny, and effective in her coverage of sensitive, hyper-charged issues in America. Her messages are passionate but finely tuned, and crystalize ideas that would otherwise be vague by empowering them with aha-moment clarity. Her writing brings to mind voices like Ta-Nehisi Coates and Roxane Gay, and Jessica Valenti in Full Frontal Feminism, and a young Gloria Naylor, particularly in Naylor's seminal essay "The Meaning of a Word."

AUTHOR BIO Ijeoma Oluo is a writer and speaker whose work on race has been featured in The Guardian, New York magazine, xoJane, Jezebel, and more. She is also an editor-at-large at The Establishment, and Seattle magazine named her "one of the most influential people" in Seattle.

PRAISE
"Oluo astutely dismantles issues such as police brutality, cultural appropriation and microaggressions, and the pervasive, poisonous power of racism and white supremacy...balancing the intimacy of a memoirist with the dedication of an investigative journalist."—Bookpage
"Generous and empathetic, yet usefully blunt...it's for anyone who wants to be smarter and more empathetic about matters of race and engage in more productive anti-racist action."—Salon.com
(Required Reading) "Insightful and trenchant"—Publishers Weekly
"With a clever approach that uses anecdotes, facts, and a little humor, the author challenges all readers to assess their own beliefs and perceptions while clearly looking at polarizing issues"—Library Journal,
*starred review* "Read it, then recommend it to everyone you know."—Harper's Bazaar, One of 10 Books to Read in 2018
"Oluo answers the questions readers don't dare ask."—The Rumpus "Ijeoma Oluo has built a career on speaking truth to power... [here] she offers a guidebook for those who want to confront racism and white supremacy in their everyday lives, but are unsure where to start."—Bit*h "Impassioned and unflinching" —Vogue.com
"White readers are going to gain insight ... readers of color generally will find camaraderie and a resource."—Washington Independent Review of Books
"Valiant, graceful... urgently needed...(Oluo) pulls the most exasperated of us back from the brink and reminds us what's to be gained from the discussion."—Seattle Times
"Oluo astutely dismantles issues such as police brutality, cultural appropriation and microaggressions, and the pervasive, poisonous power of racism and white supremacy...balancing the intimacy of a memoirist with the dedication of an investigative journalist."—Bookpage
"Generous and empathetic, yet usefully blunt...it's for anyone who wants to be smarter and more empathetic about matters of race and engage in more productive anti-racist action."—Salon.com
(Required Reading) "Insightful and trenchant"—Publishers Weekly
"With a clever approach that uses anecdotes, facts, and a little humor, the author challenges all readers to assess their own beliefs and perceptions while clearly looking at polarizing issues"—Library Journal,
*starred review* "Read it, then recommend it to everyone you know."—Harper's Bazaar, One of 10 Books to Read in 2018
"Oluo answers the questions readers don't dare ask."—The Rumpus
"Ijeoma Oluo has built a career on speaking truth to power... [here] she offers a guidebook for those who want to confront racism and white supremacy in their everyday lives, but are unsure where to start."—Bit*h
"Impassioned and unflinching" —Vogue.com "White readers are going to gain insight ... readers of color generally will find camaraderie and a resource."—Washington Independent Review of Books
"Valiant, graceful... urgently needed...(Oluo) pulls the most exasperated of us back from the brink and reminds us what's to be gained from the discussion."—Seattle Times

7:30pm to 8:30pm, Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley