Alvaro Huerta, assistant professor of urban and regional planning and ethnic and women's studies, continues his ongoing dialogue about the Latin-American immigrant experience under the current political climate. His lecture is open to the ENV community, Cal Poly Pomona campus and the public.
Huerta holds a joint faculty appointment in Urban & Region Planning and Ethnic & Womenâs Studies at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. As an interdisciplinary scholar, Dr. Huerta teaches and conducts research on the intersecting domains of community & economic development, Chicana/o & Latina/o studies, immigration & Mexican diaspora, social movements, social networks and the informal economy. Among his many scholarly publications, heâs the author of the book Reframing the Latino Immigration Debate: Towards a Humanistic Paradigm. While born in the U.S., he was raised in a Mexican slum (Colonia Libertad in Tijuana, Baja California) and violent U.S. barrio (Ramona Gardens housing project or Big Hazard projects in Boyle Heights/East Los Angeles).
The event is co-sponsored by URBAN-Los Angeles & Inland Empire.