Frequently Asked Questions

What is this symposium for? 

Toxicity and Its Afterlives is a day-long symposium that brings together current academic research, activist and artist work about toxicity and its affects on human and nonhuman ecologies and environments. The event will feature keynote speaker, Lindsey Dillon,  a panel of UC Berkeley undergraduate researchers, a panel of graduate students and postdocs from across the UC system, a seminar where participants will be able to workshop and share current research about toxicity, and a closing performance featuring local artists who work at the intersections of toxicity, race, sex/uality and gender. The symposium intends to bring together multiple disciplines ranging from Microcellular Biology to Theater, Dance and Performance Studies in conversations about the effects of toxic contamination from a range of methodologies. 

Who can attend?

This event is FREE and open to the public. Please fill out a registration form (link on Menu Bar) in order to help us plan.

Is this event accessible? 

Please register any specific access needs you may have on your registration form and we will do our best to meet your needs.  We plan to have live screen captioning and possibly an American Sign Language interpreter.


The event will be held in the Geballe Room and accompanying seminar rooms. Townsend Center is available via the corridor that leads from the Stephens Hall Archway (South Drive) and though the CalNerds offices and across the terrace to the Center. Or, elevator access is available via the Grove door entrance (8am-5pm). Restrooms are accessible. Nonbinary and single stall restrooms are available.


In order to keep the event as accessible to all as possible, please attend the event low-scent, and if possible scent-free.

Additional Questions?

Please contact toxicityafterlives[at]