California Studies Dinner Seminar: BART

Tuesday Mar 21 2017   7:00 PM
Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, Director's Room  2521 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA  map

Michael C. Healy will present his book, BART: The Dramatic History of the Bay Area Rapid Transit Systemat the March 21 California Studies Dinner Seminar. This series of dinners provides a forum for discussion of California politics, economy, and society that meets once a month on the Berkeley campus. It brings together scholars, students, and specialists from around the Bay Area to hear speakers talk about new books, research, and ideas of note concerning California. The series has been going strong for twenty years (with a predecessor going back thirty years!), and is the finest intellectual forum on California history, geography, and public affairs in Northern California.

To reserve your space, RSVP to Margaret Olney at or (510) 643-8140. For more information, visit the California Studies Dinner Seminars website.

Nicknamed "Mr. BART" by his colleagues, Michael C. Healy was responsible for BART's media affairs and marketing activities from 1971—about ten months before trains started running—until his retirement in 2004. He wrote for radio and film and was the editor of the Sausalito News before taking a public relations job at the nascent transit agency. He is an alumnus of the University of Southern California.