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CANCELLED – Seeds of Something Different: An Oral History of the University of California, Santa Cruz

April 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  |  Cultural Center at Merrill


Celebrate the publication of a uniquely compelling book and the shared history it brings to life. Illustrated with rarely-seen archival images, Seeds of Something Different—debuting this weekend after years in the making—chronicles UC Santa Cruz history in the voices of more than two hundred students, community members, staff, faculty, and campus leaders who have contributed their oral histories to the Library’s Regional History Project since 1963. Distinguished Professor of Feminist Studies Bettina Aptheker will facilitate this national launch event, with insights from the editors, a reading and Q&A, and a slideshow. Schmooze with fellow alumni and purchase your signed copy of this collector’s item. Light refreshments will be served.

Bettina Aptheker HeadshotBettina Aptheker is a distinguished Professor in the Humanities Department at UC Santa Cruz and holds a Ph.D. in the History of Consciousness. Aptheker’s broad areas of focus are in Feminist Studies including critical race, queer theory, sexual violence, reproductive freedom, African American feminist history, Jewish women’s culture, African American and women’s history late 19th century through 20th century. Her current research is called “Queering the History of the American Left: 1940s-1980s” Based on extensive archival research, especially in the files of the Communist Party, and interviews.  Her most recent books are, Intimate Politics: How I Grew Up Red, Fought for Free Speech and Became A Feminist Rebel (2006. Other book(s): The Morning Breaks: The Trial of Angela Davis (1976; second edition, 1999), Tapestries of Life: Women’s Work, Women’s Consciousness and the Meaning of Daily Life (1989).



April 4, 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Cultural Center at Merrill
Merrill Cultural Center, UC Santa Cruz, Merrill College
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States