collection of videos

2020 AC Prizes Virtual Ceremony

The AC curriculum has been the fulcrum of critical diversity work on this campus for a long time. Inspired by the struggles and dreams of the Third World Liberation Front fifty years ago this year, and created in the late 1980s, the energy for the AC requirement was formed not on campus but in our surrounding communities. In 1984 in San Francisco and Oakland, longshore workers were leading the Bay Area fight against South African apartheid. For decades the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) had stood against apartheid, refusing to touch South African cargo.

Cal Day

Cal Day attendants and tents near Sather GateEvery year the American Cultures Center celebrates the accomplishments of its faculty members and undergraduates.  In the past we have hosted events featuring Engineering Scholars as Engaged Scholars (ES²), community partners, Cal alumni as well as current undergraduates.  

ACES Program Grants

About the ACES Program

Launched in January 2010 as a partnership between the American Cultures Center and the Public Service Center, the American Cultures Engaged Scholarship (ACES) Program aims to transform how faculty’s community-engaged scholarship is valued, to enhance learning for students through a combination of teaching and practice, and to create new knowledge that has an impact both in the community and the academy. 

College Writing

'Researching Water in the West,' cross-listed as College Writing 50AC and 150AC

Instructor: Pat Steenland
Semester: Spring 2015 - Present


Anthropology 2AC - 'Introduction to Archaeology'

Instructor: Jun Senseri
Semester: Fall 2014 - Spring 2016