People Power

People Power

Photo Credit: Muhammad Al-Sadeq. Image taken after a theater show by artists at protests in Basra, Iraq, November 2019.

Summer Institute for Community College Instructors

May 29 - 30, 2020

**NOTE: The dates and logistics for this event are subject to possible change, depending on the course of the current COVID 19 pandemic. If you are interested in this event, sign up and you will get updates as the situation develops.**

How do we interpret narratives about mass movements in the past? And how does that understanding across the distance of time compare to the actual, complex experience of participating in such a movement?

The 2020 ORIAS Summer Institute for Community College Instructors takes a look at mass movements, past and present. In addition to considering the context, ideology, and histories of movements, the program will also delve into the tactics and messy ambiguities of these movements as they were lived and executed by people who participate(d) in them. The overall program will consider movements from around the world, through a number of lenses in Humanities and social sciences. The first day of the program will focus on past movements, whereas the second day will explore movements that are currently active in the world.

This ORIAS Summer Institute is open to community college instructors across disciplines and (space permitting) high school teachers of AP courses. This program is designed for instructors in Humanities, Social Sciences, and Global Studies. Participation is free, but space is limited.


Friday, May 29

8:30 - 9:00 AM

Check in and breakfast

9:00 - 9:15 AM


9:15 AM - 3:45 PM

Program Speakers and Discussion, details TBA

Saturday, May 30

8:30 - 9:00 AM

Breakfast and check-in

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Program Speakers and Discussion, details TBA

When & Where

Where: The Institute will be held at the ORIAS office, at 1995 University Ave, Suite 510, in downtown Berkeley.

When: See the agenda to the left for daily schedule information. Please arrive during the breakfast and check-in period or at breaks.

Registration: Use the registration link for ORIAS events to indicate your interest in the Summer Institute. Keep an eye on your email! You will be asked to confirm your interest in attending and if you do not confirm, you may lose your spot.

Accessibility: If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) or information about campus mobility access features in order to fully participate in this event, please contact Shane Carter at with as much advance notice as possible.

Transit & Parking: ORIAS is located close to several AC Transit bus lines and only three blocks from the Downtown Berkeley BART station. If at all possible, it is recommended that you take public transit. If you drive, you can learn about parking options here.


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