Southern California Planning Congress Presents: Defending Latina/o Immigrant Communities: An Evening with Dr. Alvaro Huerta
August 14, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
El Portal Restaurant, 695 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101
Join us for an inspiring evening with Dr. Alvaro Huerta as he shares observations from his new book. Using his academic training, public policy knowledge, and community activist background, as well as his personal experience as the son of Mexican immigrants, in this collection of short essays and stories he defends and humanizes one of the most vilified, demonized, and scapegoated groups in the United States: Latina/o immigrants, los de abajo (those on the bottom).
Dr. Alvaro Huerta is an assistant professor of urban and regional planning and ethnic and women’s studies at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He is the author of Reframing the Latino Immigration Debate: Towards a Humanistic Paradigm, (San Diego State University Press, 2013) and the forthcoming book Latina/o Immigrant Communities in the Xenophobic Era of Trump and Beyond (Hamilton Books | Rowman & Littlefield, Summer 2019). Dr. Huerta holds a Ph.D. in city and regional planning from UC Berkeley. He also holds an M.A. in urban planning and a B.A. in history—both from UCLA.
El Portal is located one mile from the Del Mar Station on the Metro Gold Line, and is served by Metro buses.
Cost: $40 general public; $25 students
CM Credits: 1.5