Screen The B-Side: Has Berkeley lost its cool?

The Free Speech Movement was launched in Berkeley exactly 50 years ago. From that point on, Berkeley was a beacon for young people. But what does Berkeley have to offer adventurous youth today? “Cool” is an amorphous concept, but has Berkeley lost it?

This the question that will be addressed at the second B-Side talk presented by Berkeleyside and Impact Hub Berkeley on Tuesday Sept. 16 at 7:00 p.m.

For the “Has Berkeley Lost its Cool?” talk Jennifer Cogley, Sustainable Business Coordinator at the City of Berkeley, will go head to head with media relations, marketing and communications strategist Emunah Hauser in a discussion moderated by Berkeleyside co-founder Lance Knobel. This promises to be a lively debate, and one participants will be encouraged to join.

Jennifer Cogley
Jennifer Cogley
Emunah Hauser
Emunah Hauser

Tickets ($10 each) are available on the Impact Hub website. First dibs on the 40 available tickets went to Berkeleyside Members, for whom the event is free of charge. These are the supporters of independent journalism who contribute to the site either monthly or with regular contributions. Impact Hub members were also given priority registration.

The B-Side: “Has Berkeley Lost its Cool?” is on Tuesday Sept. 16 at Impact Hub, David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, downtown Berkeley. Schedule: 7:00-7:20 p.m.: networking, drinks and snacks; 7:20-8:15 p.m.: Berkeleyside facilitated conversation; 8:15-8:30 p.m.: Q&A. Refund Policy: If you cannot attend the event, please email us at least 1 day before the scheduled time of the event. We will not refund if we have less than 24 hour notice.

Berkeleyside launches new hot -opic talk series, The B-Side (07.03.14)

Like lively conversations? Debates about important issues? Berkeleyside’s Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas is two days of provocative thinking, inspiring speakers, workshops, and a big party — all in downtown Berkeley on Oct. 24-25. Read all about it, be part of it. Register on the Uncharted website.

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...