Lecture Series

2023 Virtual Speaker Series Schedule

All lectures held over ZOOM. See announcements for each event for registration and meeting link.

Monday, August 21, 2023

Placing Yourself in History: the challenges of writing memoir

Dorothy Lazard, former head librarian of the Oakland History Center, will share some of the challenges of writing a memoir, tips on how to frame family stories, and advice on how to place oneself in a larger cultural narrative.

Monday, September 18, 2023

Chicana/Latina Arts Histories in the Bay Area

Dr. Martina Ayala weaves together her journey curating art and filmmaking with the work of the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in San Francisco. Her work focuses on Chicana film, community building, the arts, and spirituality while highlighting the rich tapestry of Latine culture.

Monday, October 16, 2023

Deeply Rooted: Celebrating Filipino/a/x migrations, struggles, and contributions in Alameda

Join the Alameda Museum for a presentation led by the newly formed Alameda Island Filipinx (AIF). Facilitators include Dr. Claire Valderama-Wallace, professor of nursing at CSU East Bay, and Lean Deleon, feminist and communications specialist at WITNESS, both long-time Alamedeans.

Monday, November 20, 2023

Muwekma Ohlone Tribe: Preservation, Recognition and Sovereignty

Charlene Nijmeh, Chairwoman of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco Bay Area will discuss the Trail of Truth, a national horseback tour from Muwekma Ohlone homelands to Washington D.C. Along the way, she will engage in tribal relations, community organizing, media and more.