The life of former Berkeley Vice Mayor Maudelle Shirek, who died April 11 at age 101, will be celebrated at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Berkeley City Council Chambers at the old City Hall building at 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. The old City Hall building was named in honor of Shirek, a longtime activist and champion of the poor who served 20 years on the City Council, in 2007.

The community is invited to attend and speakers will include Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Mayor Tom Bates, Rev. William Kruse and family member Ronald Bridgeforth.




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