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7 Days | 6 Nights
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Itinerary for Jun 16 — Jun 22, 2013

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Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: International House is home to students from around the world. Your room, the Dining Room, our classroom, and café are all located in our renovated historic building at the southeast corner of the campus of UC Berkeley. The main public rooms are architecturally magnificent, in the style of a Spanish cathedral. Rooms for Participants are typical residence hall style, adequate and recently renovated. Restrooms are "down the hall." Laundry facilities are available. There is no smoking in the building and no pets. All rooms are 5th floor Singles (no bay views available). Each room is furnished with one single bed, desk, desk lamp, dresser, mirror, and telephone. Rooms are simply furnished; livable but not luxurious. Beds will be made up when you arrive with two blankets and two pillows. In your room, you will have towels, washcloth, soap, and drinking glass. All beds are single beds – no bunk beds. There is no maid service but you can exchange your towels and sheets as often as you wish during the week at no charge. Stay extra days to tour the area.

Contact info:
Road Scholar Program
2299 Piedmont Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94720 USA
phone: 510-642-9460
web: ihouse.berkeley.edu

Room amenities: Each room is furnished with one or two single beds, desk, desk lamp, dresser, mirror, and telephone. Beds will be made up when you arrive with two blankets and two pillows, towels, washcloth, soap, and drinking glass. Rooms are adequately but simply furnished. Limited number of hill view rooms available.

Facility amenities: Café serving beer and wine, laundry facilities, free internet access on computers in our computer room. Peaceful library well-stocked with magazines/newspapers.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $70.00
Additional nights are available after the program for Single rooms. Room rate includes room and meals. Contact the coordinator, David Gilliam, to confirm; 510-642-9460 or dgilliam@berkeley.edu.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, June 16 - Check-in, dinner, building tour, orientation and ...
Arrive To: International House check-in between 3 and 5 PM. Students will be available to help with luggage during this time only. For check-in at other times, the front desk will check you in but you will have to carry your own luggage to your room. Luggage carts and elevators are available.

Dinner: Dinner is served from 6 to 8 PM. Plan an early dinner to be ready for a partial tour of International House at 7:00 PM.

Evening: Tour of International House followed by welcome,introductions, and orientation, 7:30-9:00 PM.

Lodging: International House

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: International House is home to students from around the world. Your room, the Dining Room, our classroom, and café are all located in our renovated historic building at the southeast corner of the campus of UC Berkeley. The main public rooms are architecturally magnificent, in the style of a Spanish cathedral. Rooms for Participants are typical residence hall style, adequate and recently renovated. Restrooms are "down the hall." Laundry facilities are available. There is no smoking in the building and no pets. All rooms are 5th floor Singles (no bay views available). Each room is furnished with one single bed, desk, desk lamp, dresser, mirror, and telephone. Rooms are simply furnished; livable but not luxurious. Beds will be made up when you arrive with two blankets and two pillows. In your room, you will have towels, washcloth, soap, and drinking glass. All beds are single beds – no bunk beds. There is no maid service but you can exchange your towels and sheets as often as you wish during the week at no charge. Stay extra days to tour the area.

Contact info:
Road Scholar Program
2299 Piedmont Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94720 USA
phone: 510-642-9460
web: ihouse.berkeley.edu

Room amenities: Each room is furnished with one or two single beds, desk, desk lamp, dresser, mirror, and telephone. Beds will be made up when you arrive with two blankets and two pillows, towels, washcloth, soap, and drinking glass. Rooms are adequately but simply furnished. Limited number of hill view rooms available.

Facility amenities: Café serving beer and wine, laundry facilities, free internet access on computers in our computer room. Peaceful library well-stocked with magazines/newspapers.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $70.00
Additional nights are available after the program for Single rooms. Room rate includes room and meals. Contact the coordinator, David Gilliam, to confirm; 510-642-9460 or dgilliam@berkeley.edu.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, June 17 - Breakfast, morning lectures, lunch, afternoon lec...
Breakfast, morning lectures, lunch, afternoon lecture, no host happy hour in the cafe, dinner, roundtable panel discussion.

Breakfast: Breakfast is served 7:15-9:30 AM in the Dining Hall.

Morning: There will be two lectures this morning. The first lecture will be "Mexico at the Crossroads: Between its past and its Future"given by our Program Lead Anchor and Presenter, Alex Saragoza, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley. This lecture will be the introductory overview to connect the general theme of the program to the specific topics to be covered. This will be followed by another lecture, "The Geographies of Mexico: the Many Faces of the Country", given by Anibal Yanez-Chavez, Associate Professor of Geography, California State University, San Marcos. This talk will discuss the geography of Mexico, emphasizing the diversity of the country and its implications, e.g., demographic characteristics, indigenous populations, cultural variations, agricultural patterns, ecologies, and environmental issues. The first lecture will be 9-10:15 AM, followed by a 10:15-45 break. The second lecture will be from 10:45 to 12:00 noon.

Lunch: Lunch is served 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM in the Dining Hall.

Afternoon: There will be one lecture this afternoon, 3:00-4:00. Dr. Myrna Santiago, Professor of History, St. Mary's College, will speak on "A Prickly Affair: Mexico and the United States." Professor Santiago will provide the background to the often tense relationship between the two countries, and identify the overall significance of this relationship to the specific topics of the program. Particular attention will be given to the historic North American Free Trade Agreement of 1993 and its binational implications. No host happy hour in the cafe 5:00-6:00 PM.

Dinner: Served from 6 to 8 PM in the Dining Hall.

Evening: This evening from 7:30-9:00 there will be a Roundtable Discussion: the 2012 Elections in the U.S. and Mexico. This will examine the presidential elections on both sides of the border and their implications for the relations between the two countries. The discussants will be Professor Myrna Santiago, of the History Department, St. Mary's College, Professor Kathleen Bruhn of the Political Science Department, UC Santa Barbara, and our Moderator, Alex Saragoza.

Lodging: International House

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: International House is home to students from around the world. Your room, the Dining Room, our classroom, and café are all located in our renovated historic building at the southeast corner of the campus of UC Berkeley. The main public rooms are architecturally magnificent, in the style of a Spanish cathedral. Rooms for Participants are typical residence hall style, adequate and recently renovated. Restrooms are "down the hall." Laundry facilities are available. There is no smoking in the building and no pets. All rooms are 5th floor Singles (no bay views available). Each room is furnished with one single bed, desk, desk lamp, dresser, mirror, and telephone. Rooms are simply furnished; livable but not luxurious. Beds will be made up when you arrive with two blankets and two pillows. In your room, you will have towels, washcloth, soap, and drinking glass. All beds are single beds – no bunk beds. There is no maid service but you can exchange your towels and sheets as often as you wish during the week at no charge. Stay extra days to tour the area.

Contact info:
Road Scholar Program
2299 Piedmont Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94720 USA
phone: 510-642-9460
web: ihouse.berkeley.edu

Room amenities: Each room is furnished with one or two single beds, desk, desk lamp, dresser, mirror, and telephone. Beds will be made up when you arrive with two blankets and two pillows, towels, washcloth, soap, and drinking glass. Rooms are adequately but simply furnished. Limited number of hill view rooms available.

Facility amenities: Café serving beer and wine, laundry facilities, free internet access on computers in our computer room. Peaceful library well-stocked with magazines/newspapers.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $70.00
Additional nights are available after the program for Single rooms. Room rate includes room and meals. Contact the coordinator, David Gilliam, to confirm; 510-642-9460 or dgilliam@berkeley.edu.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, June 18 - Breakfast, morning lectures, lunch, afternoon lec...
Breakfast, morning lectures, lunch, afternoon lectures, no host happy hour in the cafe, dinner, evening film.

Breakfast: Served 7:15 AM to 9:30 AM in Dining Hall.

Morning: There will be two lectures this morning. The first will be "The Historic Turn: the Mexican Revolution of 1910 and its Consequences", by Alex Saragoza. This lecture will discuss origins of the Mexican revolution, its importance to the formation of the one party regime, and its shaping of Mexican politics, economics, social change. Secondly, Professor Kathleen Bruhn will speak on "The Decline and Fall of the Perfect Dictatorship, 1940-present": This will focus on the epic political demonstrations of 1968 and the enduring repercussions of that political crisis; a crisis that laid the groundwork for the PRI's fateful internal battle over its nominee for the presidential race of 1988. This battle split the party, leading to the emergence of a left-of-center political movement in opposition to the PRI as well as strengthening the right of center party, which held the political reins of the country from 2000-2012. But in an unexpected comeback, the PRI won the 2012 presidential elections. What are the meanings of this checkered political trajectory for Mexico? These lectures will be 9:00-10:15 AM and 10:45 AM-12:00 PM respectively, broken by a 30 minute break.

Lunch: Served 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM in Dining Hall.

Afternoon: There will be two lectures this afternoon. First, Professor Ivonne del Valle will speak on "The Cultural Project of the Revolution", scrutinizing the fundamental characteristics of the cultural policies of the one party state, and trace the gradual erosion of the credibility of the revolution's cultural vision. This lecture will be 2:00-3:00 PM. Raymond Telles, Ethnic Studies Lecturer, UC Berkeley, will offer the second lecture, "Mexican Cinema, from the 'Golden Age' to the Present": This talk would examine the cinematic themes that prevailed during the slow unraveling of the legitimacy of the PRI-dominated Mexican state. This talk would contrast the post-1940 films with those since the crisis of 1968. The presentation would give particular attention to the thematic elements among the films of Mexico’s best known contemporary directors, who have won international recognition and accolades for their work. This lecture will be 3:15-4:00 No host happy hour in the cafe 5:00-6:00 PM.

Dinner: Served from 6:00-8:00 PM.

Evening: Film: "OROZCO: Man of Fire", (2007), Directors Rick Tejada-Flores creates a visually arresting and whimsical documentary portrait of Mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco (1883-1949), whose dramatic life, iconoclastic personality and dynamic painting changed the way we see art and politics. The artist’s story is played out against the backdrop of the Mexican Revolution, the Great Depression and both World Wars. Orozco survived the loss of his left hand and the destruction of two thirds of his early work by U.S. border agents. He and his colleagues Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros launched the Mexican mural movement that captured the imagination of Depression era America. When Franklin Delano Roosevelt put American artists to work on public walls during the 1930s, he looked to the Mexican mural renaissance as a model. Orozco had a far-reaching influence on subsequent generations of American artists, including such important figures as Thomas Hart Benton, Jackson Pollock, Jacob Lawrence and the Chicano mural movement. Presented and discussed by Rick Tejada-Flores. 7:30-9:00 PM.

Lodging: International House

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: International House is home to students from around the world. Your room, the Dining Room, our classroom, and café are all located in our renovated historic building at the southeast corner of the campus of UC Berkeley. The main public rooms are architecturally magnificent, in the style of a Spanish cathedral. Rooms for Participants are typical residence hall style, adequate and recently renovated. Restrooms are "down the hall." Laundry facilities are available. There is no smoking in the building and no pets. All rooms are 5th floor Singles (no bay views available). Each room is furnished with one single bed, desk, desk lamp, dresser, mirror, and telephone. Rooms are simply furnished; livable but not luxurious. Beds will be made up when you arrive with two blankets and two pillows. In your room, you will have towels, washcloth, soap, and drinking glass. All beds are single beds – no bunk beds. There is no maid service but you can exchange your towels and sheets as often as you wish during the week at no charge. Stay extra days to tour the area.

Contact info:
Road Scholar Program
2299 Piedmont Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94720 USA
phone: 510-642-9460
web: ihouse.berkeley.edu

Room amenities: Each room is furnished with one or two single beds, desk, desk lamp, dresser, mirror, and telephone. Beds will be made up when you arrive with two blankets and two pillows, towels, washcloth, soap, and drinking glass. Rooms are adequately but simply furnished. Limited number of hill view rooms available.

Facility amenities: Café serving beer and wine, laundry facilities, free internet access on computers in our computer room. Peaceful library well-stocked with magazines/newspapers.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $70.00
Additional nights are available after the program for Single rooms. Room rate includes room and meals. Contact the coordinator, David Gilliam, to confirm; 510-642-9460 or dgilliam@berkeley.edu.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, June 19 - Breakfast, morning lectures, afternoon field trip...
Breakfast, morning lectures, afternoon field trip to UCB Bancroft Library, evening film, followed by optional Coffee Hour with students.

Note: Bancroft Library field trip will involve mostly level moderate walking across of approx. 6-8 blocks each way.

Breakfast: Served 7:15 AM to 9:30 AM in Dining Hall.

Morning: There will be two lectures this morning. The first lecture will be "The Mexican Drug Trade: Origins, Consequences and Bionational Issues", by Alex Saragoza, 10:45 AM-12:00 noon. As the title indicates, this presentation will provide an overview of the rise and current state of the drug trade in Mexico and its relationship to the most lucrative illicit drug market in the world, that of the U.S. After a 30 minute break, the next lecture will begin, "Mexican Immigration", given by Theresa Alfaro-Velcamp, Professor of History, Sonoma State University. Professor Alfaro-Velcamp will discuss the origins and consequences for both the U.S. and Mexico of the enormous migration of Mexicans to the U.S., especially since the 1990s. These lectures will be from 9:00-10:15 and 10:45 to 12:00 noon.

Lunch: Served 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM in Dining Hall.

Afternoon: This afternoon from 2:30-4:30, we will tour the Western Americana Collection of the UC Berkeley Bancroft Library. There will be an exhibit of selected documents on Mexico, with commentary by Theresa Salazar, Chief Archivist. The Western Americana collection documents the history of human activity in North America primarily west of the Rocky Mountains from the earliest days to the present time, with greatest emphasis on California.

Dinner: Dinner Served 6:00-8:00 PM.

Evening: From 7:30-9:00 this evening we will have a film, "Under the Same Moon" directed by Patricia Riggen (2007). It is the story of an immigrant's child leaving Mexico to find his mother. He experiences various misadventures, some funny, others more dramatic. The film has been highly reviewed and has a sweet ending. Presented and discussed by Ray Telles. From 9-10:00 there will be a Coffee Hour with coffee, tea and cookies in the Great Hall. This is another chance to socialize with I-House summer residents.

Lodging: International House

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: International House is home to students from around the world. Your room, the Dining Room, our classroom, and café are all located in our renovated historic building at the southeast corner of the campus of UC Berkeley. The main public rooms are architecturally magnificent, in the style of a Spanish cathedral. Rooms for Participants are typical residence hall style, adequate and recently renovated. Restrooms are "down the hall." Laundry facilities are available. There is no smoking in the building and no pets. All rooms are 5th floor Singles (no bay views available). Each room is furnished with one single bed, desk, desk lamp, dresser, mirror, and telephone. Rooms are simply furnished; livable but not luxurious. Beds will be made up when you arrive with two blankets and two pillows. In your room, you will have towels, washcloth, soap, and drinking glass. All beds are single beds – no bunk beds. There is no maid service but you can exchange your towels and sheets as often as you wish during the week at no charge. Stay extra days to tour the area.

Contact info:
Road Scholar Program
2299 Piedmont Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94720 USA
phone: 510-642-9460
web: ihouse.berkeley.edu

Room amenities: Each room is furnished with one or two single beds, desk, desk lamp, dresser, mirror, and telephone. Beds will be made up when you arrive with two blankets and two pillows, towels, washcloth, soap, and drinking glass. Rooms are adequately but simply furnished. Limited number of hill view rooms available.

Facility amenities: Café serving beer and wine, laundry facilities, free internet access on computers in our computer room. Peaceful library well-stocked with magazines/newspapers.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $70.00
Additional nights are available after the program for Single rooms. Room rate includes room and meals. Contact the coordinator, David Gilliam, to confirm; 510-642-9460 or dgilliam@berkeley.edu.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, June 20 - Breakfast, morning lectures, lunch, early afterno...
Breakfast, morning lectures, lunch, early afternoon lecture, free afternoon time for independent visits to community cultural resources, no host happy hour in cafe. Dinner. Mexican dance talk, performance, and chance to learn under guidance.

Breakfast: Served 7:15-9:30 AM.

Morning: There will be two morning lectures. The first will be "Gender and Contemporary Mexican Society", given by Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, Professor of Sociology, University of Southern California, from 9:00-10:15. This lecture will focus on the changing nature of male-female relations, and notions of sexuality. It will also discuss familial issues, such as marriage and divorce, child-rearing and gender roles, and masculinity/femininity concepts. Next after our break is "Religion in Mexico", given by Eduardo C. Fernandez, Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Ministry, Graduate Theological Union, 10:45-12 noon. This lecture will explore the erosion of the power and influence of the Catholic Church, the rise of Protestant denominations, and the decline of religiosity in contemporary Mexican society.

Lunch: Served 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM in Dining Hall.

Afternoon: From 1:30-2:15, Ellen McCracken. Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, UC Santa Barbara, will speak on "Contemporary Mexican Literature", to illuminate the passing of the literary generation of the 1968 era, symbolized by the death (2012) of Carlos Fuentes, and the thematic issues found in the works of a new generation of writers in the wake of the so-called neoliberal turn. The rest of the afternoon is free for on-your-own visits to cultural resources including the nearby Berkeley Art Museum, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley Rose Garden, and many others. No host happy hour in the cafe 5:00-6:00 PM.

Dinner: Served from 6:00-8:00 PM in Dining Hall.

Evening: From 7:30-9:00 we will host Stefania Hernandez, Director of UC Berkeley's Grupo Folklorico Mexicano, to discuss Mexican popular music and dance. This talk will illustrate the contemporary scene in popular Mexican music and dance as a reflection of social and cultural currents in the country. The group will perform, and our participants will be able to try at least one popular dance style.

Lodging: International House

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: International House is home to students from around the world. Your room, the Dining Room, our classroom, and café are all located in our renovated historic building at the southeast corner of the campus of UC Berkeley. The main public rooms are architecturally magnificent, in the style of a Spanish cathedral. Rooms for Participants are typical residence hall style, adequate and recently renovated. Restrooms are "down the hall." Laundry facilities are available. There is no smoking in the building and no pets. All rooms are 5th floor Singles (no bay views available). Each room is furnished with one single bed, desk, desk lamp, dresser, mirror, and telephone. Rooms are simply furnished; livable but not luxurious. Beds will be made up when you arrive with two blankets and two pillows. In your room, you will have towels, washcloth, soap, and drinking glass. All beds are single beds – no bunk beds. There is no maid service but you can exchange your towels and sheets as often as you wish during the week at no charge. Stay extra days to tour the area.

Contact info:
Road Scholar Program
2299 Piedmont Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94720 USA
phone: 510-642-9460
web: ihouse.berkeley.edu

Room amenities: Each room is furnished with one or two single beds, desk, desk lamp, dresser, mirror, and telephone. Beds will be made up when you arrive with two blankets and two pillows, towels, washcloth, soap, and drinking glass. Rooms are adequately but simply furnished. Limited number of hill view rooms available.

Facility amenities: Café serving beer and wine, laundry facilities, free internet access on computers in our computer room. Peaceful library well-stocked with magazines/newspapers.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $70.00
Additional nights are available after the program for Single rooms. Room rate includes room and meals. Contact the coordinator, David Gilliam, to confirm; 510-642-9460 or dgilliam@berkeley.edu.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Six: Friday, June 21 - Breakfast, all day trip to Napa and Sonoma Valley...
Breakfast, all day trip to Napa and Sonoma Valleys for visits to historic sites and vineyard tour, No Host Happy Hour, Mexican Theme Dinner, Open Microphone Time.

Breakfast: Served 7:15 - 9:30 AM in Dining Hall. Bag lunches for the field trip can be obtained at this time, or participants can lunch at Sonoma cafes.

Morning: Today we will experience "Mexico and the California Connection", a special field trip to the Napa/Sonoma area. Departing I-House at 9:00 AM, this excursion will visit the mission at Sonoma (the only mission built in the Mexican period of California history) and the home of Mariano Vallejo to discuss the historic arc that connects California in particular to Mexico, a connection punctuated by Mexican immigration to the premier wine-growing region of the U.S. Afterward, we will tour Ceja Vineyards in the Napa Valley, founded by a man who originally came to the Napa/Sonoma area as a Mexican farm laborer under the so-called Bracero Program (1942-1964), and learn firsthand how the founder and his family, through dint of hard work, eventually became prize-winning vintners. This trip will shed light on points given by the lectures on Mexican immigration and NAFTA.

Lunch: At trip midpoint, we will stop at Sonoma Plaza, with time for lunch at one of the many surrounding cafes (not included in program cost.) As another option, bag lunches can be obtained at breakfast.

Afternoon: Please see description of all day field trip above. We expect to return to I-House around 5:30 PM.

Dinner: Mexican Theme Dinner with Mexican wines and beer 6-7:15 PM in Dining Hall.

Evening: Tonight at 7:30, we'll enjoy an "Open Mic" time for participant comments, and Farewell.

Lodging: International House

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Seven: Saturday, June 22 - Check-out by 11 am after brunch which begins at 9...
Check-out by 11 am after brunch which begins at 9:30 am. Independent breakfast is also available in the cafe for those with early departure plans.

Breakfast: Brunch is served from 9:30 am. If you have an early departure, you can get breakfast in the International House Cafe.

Morning: Check out by 11 am.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Berkeley, CA
Berkeley Convention & Visitors' BureauWhile in Berkeley, you may wish to visit the museums, libraries, and bookstores that are within 3-4 blocks of International House. The Berkeley Art Museum and Hearst Museum of Anthropology are just one (steep) block away. The Lawrence Hall of Science is accessible by shuttle and the Magnes Museum exhibits treasures of Jewish art, history, and culture. The Pacific Film Archive shows art films, documentaries, and older films. Or, walk across the street and catch a shuttle (which runs during business hours) to the BART station for the 20-minute trip to San Francisco. Enjoy our beautiful campus and an elevator ride to the top of the Campanile for a view of the Bay Area and noon concert on the 61-bell carillon. Or make reservations at one of California's top restaurants including Chez Panisse and Olivetto's. For great seafood, try Skate's located right on the Bay and enjoy spectacular sunsets. Visit the website listed here for details on museums, tours, gardens, special events, restaurants, and more.
For additional information, visit: www.berkeleycvb.com

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