In Defense of People on the Move (Latinx Immigrants) in the Racist Era of Trump

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Building 7 Atrium
“Untitled” (1990) by Los Angeles-based artist Salomon Huerta
“Untitled” (1990) by Los Angeles-based artist Salomon Huerta

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 & Women’s 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, he’s 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.

Alvaro Huerta