GoWEST Reading Series: Laura Pulido and Wendy Cheng
A PEOPLE'S GUIDE TO LOS ANGELES
Date / Time:
Saturday, May 12, 2012, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Autry in Griffith Park
Museum Admission Rates Apply / Free for Autry Members
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Join author Laura Pulido and photographer Wendy Cheng in the Autry’s Heritage Court for a discussion of their book and an engaging look at places that have shaped character of Los Angeles.
About the Book: A People’s Guide to Los Angeles, co-authored by Laura Pulido, Laura Barrclough, and Wendy Cheng, offers an assortment of eye-opening alternatives to L.A.’s usual tourist destinations. Together, they 115 little-known sites in the City of Angels where struggles related to race, class, gender, and sexuality have occurred. These sites introduce us to people and events usually ignored by mainstream media and, in the process, create a fresh history of Los Angeles. Roughly dividing the city into six regions—North Los Angeles, the Eastside and San Gabriel Valley, South Los Angeles, Long Beach and the Harbor, the Westside, and the San Fernando Valley—this illuminating guide shows how power operates in the shaping of places, and how it remains embedded in the landscape.
About the Authors: Laura Pulido is a professor in the Department of American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, where she studies race, political activism, and Los Angeles. She has written extensively on Los Angeles and is the author of Black, Brown, Yellow, and Left: Radical Activism in Los Angeles (UC Press, 2006). A native Angeleno, she has been active in numerous environmental, justice, labor, and social justice struggles.
Wendy Cheng is assistant professor of Asian Pacific-American studies, and justice & social inquiry, at Arizona State University.
Laura Barraclough is assistant professor of sociology at Kalamazoo College and the author of Making the San Fernando Valley: Rural Landscapes, Urban Development, and White Privilege.
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Presented in conjunction with PEN Center USA and the University of California Press, the GoWEST reading series is an ongoing examination of California’s and Los Angeles’ contemporary history and issues.
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