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Wednesdays, Jan. 16–Feb. 6, 2019, 1:30–3:30 p.m. "The Genocide in California's Closet." Few contemporary Californians realize that in the mid-19th century their state's official policy toward Native peoples was extermination — genocide in modern parlance. This class takes a deep dive into the long-hidden horror in California's history, charts the course by which democratic institutions directed mass killing, and examines how this experience continues to shape political life in California and the United States — and what people of conscience can do about this disturbing legacy. Sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSU East Bay, Concord campus. Enrollment available in late 2018.

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, 10:30 a.m. Lecture and discussion on The Modoc War. Stoneridge Creek Retirement Community, 3300 Stoneridge Creek Way, Pleasanton, CA 94588. Sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, 2 p.m. Lecture and discussion on The Modoc War. Lake Park Retirement Community, 1850 Alice St, Oakland, CA 94612. Sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Saturday, March 30, 2019, noon–4 p.m. Featured poet/speaker at Berkeley Poets' Dinner. Zio Fraedo's, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA. Ticket information to be posted when available.