AC 25th Anniversary

In Spring 2014, the American Cultures Center hosted a series of week long events in recognition of the American Cultures 25th Anniversary.  Please visit the links below to find out more information on the events.


Student Advisory Board and 1989 Cal Alumni

In Conversation: '89 AC Alumni and Current Student Advisory Board

Featuring 1989 Berkeley Alumni that help found AC: Jeff Chang (Stanford University), Rickey Vincent (UC Berkeley), Mark Min (City Span) and the current American Cultures Student Advisory Board: Destiny Iwuoma, Marcel Jones, Wayne Jopanda, Peno McLean Riggs, Spencer Pritchard and Austin PritzKatz, 
April 21, 2014
Ethnic Studies Library


Anniversary Poster by Melanie Cervantes featuring Latino student protesters with fist raised and computers at computersThe Art of AC!

Featuring: A presentation of the 25th anniversary poster by Melanie Cervantes (Dignidad Rebelde). Melanie introduced the new artwork and hosted a conversation on the role of art and activism.
April 22, 2015
Multicultural Community Center

Daily Cal newspaper image announcing the passage of American Cultures in 1989

The AC Center: The Early Years

TED-style Talk with the former AC Center Research Director Troy Duster (Chancellor’s Professor of Sociology, UC Berkeley) and the first AC Center Assistant Director Ron Choy.  Event video.

American Cultures Engaged Scholarship Program

Research Justice: A Symposium Exploring Community Engaged Scholarship

(Co-hosted by the DataCenter and the UC Berkeley Public Service Center)
Thursday, April 24th, 9 AM-5 PM
Anna Head Alumnae Hall
This Symposium held a critical conversation about university-community partnerships that take the form of community engaged scholarship, and particularly focused on how this work can support movements for social justice.  Videos of the conference.


Pedro Noguera giving keynote speech at 25th Anniversary of American Cultures

Social Justice in Higher Education - Lessons from 1989

Featuring: Professor Pedro Noguera (Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education, NYU) and AC Senate Chair, Professor Lisa Garcia Bedolla (Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley).  Keynote Speech Video.