UC Berkeley California Studies Dinner Seminar: Tom Dalzell, The Battle for People’s Park, Berkeley, 1969

Thursday Apr 18 2019   7:00 PM
UC Berkeley Institute for Research on Labor and Employment  2521 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA  map

Fifty years ago, the creation of People’s Park produced one of the most dramatic confrontations of the 1960s, pitting young advocates of social and cultural revolution against the forces of “law and order,” led by Governor Ronald Reagan. Tom Dalzell discusses these remarkable events in his new book, The Battle for People’s Park, Berkeley, 1969. Author of the Quirky Berkeley books and articles, Dalzell is also a labor lawyer and elected business agent of IBEW Local 1245, representing blue collar workers at PG&E.

The session will be on Thursday, April 18 from 7 to 9:15 p.m. at the UCB Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, 2521 Channing Way. (just east of Telegraph Ave.).
Free admission and dinner; contact Christina McKay at christina.mckay@berkeley.edu for RSVP form. More info here.

Tom Dalzell has lived in Berkeley since 1984. He has worked as a lawyer for the labor movement for his entire adult life. He has written extensively about slang. He has been methodically walking the streets of Berkeley since late 2012 in search of quirky stuff, blogging about it since 2013. The New York Times described him as looking “too strait-laced to be the arbiter of the eccentric.” He accepts this verdict.