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Bancroft HotelΦBKNCA Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner - Sunday, May 7, 2017

Get out your calendars!  It’s time to make sure that you have this year’s ΦBKNCA Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner blocked out!

Our meeting in May will be held from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at The Bancroft Hotel in Berkeley, the same location as last year’s meeting.  As you are aware, the annual meeting is the occasion when we celebrate ΦBKNCA’s primary mission—the awarding of scholarships and teaching excellence awards to deserving scholars and professors, fulfilling ΦBKNCA’s objective to enhance scholars’ educational and research activities and to honor those who are teaching our next generation.

For those of you who have not been able to come to the Annual Dinner before, we encourage you to do so.  In meeting some of these outstanding honorees and learning aboutBancroft Hoteltheir academic interests (as well as renewing old friendships and perhaps getting more involved in our vibrant organization, ΦBKNCA), you will be able to more fully appreciate the value of the programs we offer throughout the year: the funds generated through the Asilomar conference, the many monthly events and the direct contributions you make!  

Enjoy the food, wine and, best of all, wonderful fellowship of kindred spirits.

Social hour begins at 4:00 p.m. with a cash bar; dinner, including your choice of entrées (seafood, chicken, vegetarian), white or red house wine, will be served at 5:00 p.m.  Coffee and tea will be served with dessert.

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Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017
Deadline: Friday, April 21, 2017
Time: 4-8 p.m.
Cost: (per person including tax, gratuities, parking):  $65.00

Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing:  Saturday, June 3, 2017  

Dorothea LangeFew 20th Century photographers have produced such instantly recognizable and iconic works as Dorothea Lange. Gain a new understanding of this beloved American photographer when we visit the Oakland Museum for our docent-led look at their exhibition Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing.

Through the lens of her camera, Lange documented American life with riveting, intimate photographs that showed the major issues of the times. This spring, view the emotional and political impact of her works in this major exhibition, which coincides with the 50th anniversary of the artist’s gift of her personal archive to the Oakland Museum of California.  From documenting the plight of Dust Bowl migrants during the Great Depression to magnifying the grim conditions of incarcerated Japanese Americans during World War II, Lange’s photographs demonstrate how empathy and compassion—focused through art—can trigger political action. View approximately 100 photographs, including vintage prints, unedited proof sheets, personal memorabilia, and historic objects. Examine how Lange’s artistry and advocacy swayed minds and prompted significant change in this nation’s history. Discover how her work continues to resonate with millions, illustrating the power of photography as a form of social activism.

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Date:              Saturday, June 3, 2017
Time:             11:00 am
Minimum:      10
Maximum:     18
Deadline:      May 20, 2017           
Fee:                $11.00
Directions:   The museum is located at 1000 Oak Street, at 10th Street, in Oakland, situated between downtown and Lake Merritt.  For a complete guide to reaching the Museum from the Bay Area on public transit, visit  The entrance to the parking garage is on Oak Street between 10th and 12th streets. Parking fees are $1 per hour for Museum visitors with validation and $2.50 per hour without validation. Get your ticket validated at the Ticketing booth on Level 2 any time during your visit.