Friday, September 20th


The Battle for People's Park

The Reva and David Logan Gallery of Documentary Photography cordially invites you to the opening reception for “The Battle for People’s Park.”

Reception & Book Signing
6:00-7:00 p.m.

7:00-8:30 p.m.
A conversation with photographer Nacio Jan Brown, activist Judy Gumbo, author Tom Dalzell and moderated by Frances Dinkelspiel, co-editor of Berkeleyside.com.

The Battle for People’s Park, Berkeley 1969 commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of one of the most searing conflicts that closed out the tumultuous 1960s in an exhibition of remarkable photographs. In April 1969, a few Berkeley activists planted the first tree on a University of California-owned, abandoned city block on Telegraph Avenue. Hundreds of people from all over the city helped build the park as an expression of a politics of joy and the resulting struggle saw hundreds arrested, martial law declared, and the National Guard was ordered by then-Governor Ronald Reagan to crush the uprising and to occupy the entire city.



UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

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Free and open to the public. Seats are first come, first served.

Metered street parking is available in the commercial blocks of Euclid Ave, Hearst Ave and Ridge Rd.

ADA Accessibility
The ADA accessible entrance to North Gate Hall is located in the inner courtyard.


This is a FREE event.
Tax-deductible donations from the J-School community help make this possible.

No tickets required


Julie Hirano