Faculty, staff, and students are invited to learn from the interdisciplinary inclusivity framing the scholarship of esteemed historian, George J. Sanchez. You will have an opportunity to read and learn from Sanchez’s exceptional book, Boyle Heights: How a Los Angeles Neighborhood Became the Future of American Democracy.
This presentation and discussion of the history of civic engagement and disenfranchisement experienced by Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California community members and residents will provide audiences with an invaluable opportunity to learn about the potential of investigating and disseminating underestimated public approaches to recognizing, documenting, and sharing local and national histories of community belonging and rights.
Audience members who RSVP for this event will be provided with select chapters from Sanchez’s Boyle Heights: How a Los Angeles Neighborhood Became the Future of American Democracy in advance. This way, they can read chapters from this book in preparation for their event participation and the event discussion.
George J. Sánchez is the author of Boyle Heights: How a Los Angeles Neighborhood Became the Future of American Democracy (University of California Press, 2021) and of the award-winning book Becoming Mexican American (Oxford University Press, 1993). He is a Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity and History at the University of Southern California. In 2020–2021, he was President of the Organization for American Historians.