Category Archives: Activities

Sharing the Light, One Candle at a Time

Here is a short poem I wrote to start today’s post, I call it, This Light. This light of peace I pass to you Pass this to another behind or by your side May the world see the beauty of … Continue reading

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Ubuntu – I Am Because We Are

International House is a laboratory for a new kind of experiment – the day-to-day practice of international fellowship among men and women. – John D. Rockefeller Jr., I-House Benefactor It’s up to us, the residents, to continue building on this … Continue reading

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Cultural Appropriation vs. Appreciation

We are happy to share another post in our “Did you know?” series by I-House Program Assistant Anusha Thotakura. Pumpkins carved by I-House residents With Halloween just around the corner, carving pumpkins, trick or treating, and costume parties must all … Continue reading

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Ten Rules for Disability-Inclusive Language

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The aim is to showcase policies and practices to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities within workplaces. We are happy to share “Ten rules for disability-inclusive language” written by I-House resident Anusha Thotakura from Bengaluru, India.  She is currently an LL.M. student at the UC Berkeley School of Law and a Program Assistant at I-House. She previously worked as a social justice researcher after receiving her law degree from O.P. Jindal Global University, India. She is very passionate about disability justice, sexual and reproductive health and rights, anti-carceral politics, gender rights, and labor rights. She is an avid reader, amateur Carnatic music singer, and food enthusiast. Anusha is a person with a disability. She acquired her disability about 4 years ago when she became blind. She believes in disability inclusion through education and awareness creation. Continue reading

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Introducing I-House Resident Events

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a restful summer and are feeling recharged for the upcoming school year. If you’re a new resident, welcome to I-House! For those who may not know what to expect, here is a comprehensive … Continue reading

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New to Berkeley? SWiiFTly make new Friends!

As a former I-House resident, I remember the rush of emotions from the excitement about a fresh start and the opportunity to meet new people in the US. I had just landed at my dream destination, filled with excitement for adventure, but I had so many questions. “Where do I start? What do the locals do? How can I meet people and tap into the culture?” Continue reading

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A Semester Like No Other: An I-House Berkeley Spring 2020 Recap

With the school semester dramatically disrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic, most colleges and universities moved to online instruction, with students having no choice but to adjust to the changes. Given the lack of in-person classes and social distancing measures … Continue reading

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Big Thanks for Big Give!

Last Thursday, March 12th, was Cal Big Give. A day where friends, family, and everyone part of the UC Berkeley community could donate to support fundraising efforts for individual schools and programs. Current residents, including myself, and members of the … Continue reading

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A Very Spanish Day at UC Berkeley

On Wednesday, April 24th we had the opportunity to live a very Spanish day in Berkeley, 12,000 km away from my home in Spain. (For Spanish speakers, I have included a translation of this article en español below.) The day … Continue reading

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Favorite Berkeley Sights

Hello friends! The semester is winding down, and I know that a lot of people (myself included) are trying to make the most of living in Berkeley and I-House before having to leave. If you’ve spent most of your time … Continue reading

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