Free Speech and a Free UC

Event Date: 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm

Event Location: 

  • UC Berkeley Wheeler Hall 315 Maude Fife Room
  • Talk

Conference: The Operation of the Machine: UC Then and Now

An illustrious panel of UC faculty and students will lead a teach-in on the nature of the public university. Looking at the state cutbacks to education funding and the university's increased reliance on private sources of funding since the 1960s, the teach-in will examine race and educational access, student debt and rising inequality, the marketization of research, and other pressing issues of the day.

Speakers:

Chris Newfield, Professor of English, University of California, Santa Barbara

Wendy Brown, Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

Leigh Raiford, Associate professor of African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Sponsor:

Berkeley Faculty Association