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Arts & Civics

The Legacy of School Integration and Educational Outcomes
with Rucker Johnson, David Kirp, and Natalie Orenstein

in partnership with Goldman School of Public Policy (GSPP)

THU, FEB 20, 2020, 7-9 PM
JCC East Bay, Berkeley branch
Cost: $15-20

It has been more than 60 years since the case of Brown v. Board of Education, and we are only now beginning to understand the full ramifications. The resulting integration affected children’s lives in areas as broad as health, income, and educational attainment. Join professor Rucker Johnson, professor and New York Times contributor David Kirp, and Berkeleyside reporter Natalie Orenstein for a panel on school integration, its legacy, and its future in the East Bay and across America.


Along the Trade Route: Violins of Hope at the JCC East Bay

SUN, MAR 1, 2020, 3-5 PM
JCC East Bay, Berkeley branch
Cost: $20-25

Along the Trade Route is a musical exploration of shared melodies from over the centuries with no regard to political and national boundaries. This special event will feature the Violins of Hope, a collection of string instruments rescued from the Holocaust and restored by Israeli violinmakers Amnon and Avshalom Weinstein.

Specific musical traditions to be examined include those of the Turks, Roma, Jews, Celts, South Asian, and North Americans. Led by Cookie Segelstein (Klezmer), all performances will feature internationally renowned musicians playing a myriad of musical genres: Cookie Segelstein (Klezmer), Emmanuel During (Middle Eastern), Srivatsan Varadarajan (South Indian), and Darcy Noonan (Celticwho) will each perform on historic instruments from the Violins of Hope collection.

This program is part of Violins of Hope San Francisco Bay Area presented in association with Music at Kohl Mansion, Burlingame, CA 

Co-presented with KlezCalifornia