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Invitation to Virtual Presentation by Muralist and Artist Paul Botello on Wednesday, May 5 at 4 pm

You are invited to a virtual presentation by Muralist and artist PAUL BOTELLO as part of my class, Rural and Social Movements, this next Wednesday, May 5 from 4 PM – 5:15  The zoom link is here (and below): https://pitzer.zoom.us/j/86987777594 
His presentation will include how he has used art as a means of raising consciousness about the contributions of our Mexican and Immigrant-origin communities and how art can be used to advance social movements and democratic spaces for change.  Paul Botello was born and raised in East Los Angeles. He earned a BA and an MFA from Cal State University, Los Angeles. He teaches art in the LAUSD school system and has taught, in the past, at Pitzer College. In 1994 he traveled to Berlin, Germany where he collaborated on a giant mural titled “Global Chessboard.” Other recently completed murals include “Citizens of the World” at Esperanza School, and “In Unison” at the Maravilla Housing Facility. He also completed a large-scale mural on the Metro Gold Line construction fence that was located at First Street and Soto. Portions of the mural can now be found at the Pueblo del Sol Community Center in East Los Angeles. He has painted a number of murals in the Inland Empire region in collaboration with student and community participants including: five murals on the Pitzer campus, a mural at the Pomona Day Labor Center, one at Vina Danks school in Ontario, and five murals at Cesar Chavez Park in Pomona.  Botello lives and works in East Los Angeles and exhibits his work locally, nationally, and internationally. 

Jose Calderon is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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Jose Zapata Calderon
Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies
1050 North Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711-6101
(909) 952-1640
 Jose_Calderon@pitzer.edu
Website:  www.josezcalderon.com

 

Invitation to: Juan de Lara, USC Professor, on Race, Space, and Capital in the Inland Empire – Wed., April 28 at 3:15 PM

As part of my Rural and Urban Social Movements class, you are invited to a presentation by Juan de Lara, Pitzer Alumnus, former Rhodes Scholar, and now Associate Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, and Director of the Latinx and Latin American Studies Center at the University of Southern California, this Wednesday, April 28 at 3:15 PM.  The zoom link is:    https://pitzer.zoom.us/j/86987777594

Juan will speak on his journey to become a well-known scholar who works at the intersections of race, space, and power.  He will speak on the growth of the logistics economy, particularly in the inland empire region, and how it transformed the regions geographies of race and class.  At the same time, he will describe how these conditions created resistance movements among labor, community, and environmental groups.  Juan will connect to his life history, how he ended up at Pitzer, his journey after Pitzer, and how his scholarly work came to be described by Ruth Wilson Gilmore (author of Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California) as a “model of what militant scholarship should be: theoretically sound, analytically brave, and empirically robust.”  He will draw from his recent book, Inland Shift: Race, Space, and Capital in Southern California, which uses logistics and commodity chains in the Inland Empire to show how the scientific management of bodies, space, and time produced new racialized labor regimes that facilitated a more complex and extended system of global production, distribution, and consumption.

Jose Zapata Calderon

Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies
1050 North Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711-6101
(909) 952-1640
Jose_Calderon@pitzer.edu
Website:  www.josezcalderon.com

 

 

Invitation to Professor Genevieve Carpio’s Presentation on Racial Formations in the Pomona Valley region

You are invited to a presentation by Genevieve Carpio, a former Pomona College student, who is now an Assistant Professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles this Wednesday, March 31 at 3 PM.  The presentation, part of Professor Jose Calderon’s Rural and Social Movements class, can be accessed through the zoom link (here and below):https://pitzer.zoom.us/j/86987777594 

Professor Carpio is the author of the renowned book: Collisions at the Crossroads: How Place and Mobility Make Race.  This book focuses on how restrictions of free movement and settlement catalyzed racial formation in the Inland Empire and how policies (such as bike ordinances, immigration policy, incarceration, traffic checkpoints, and Route 66 heritage became part of how local power authorities constructed racial hierarchies that allowed some people to move freely while placing limits on the mobility of others (primarily people of color).

Genevieve‘s focus on new people-centered “modes of moving” based on transit equity and social justice, based on accessibility, inclusivity, and process, are examples that connect to new pedagogical and democratic approaches of engagement that serve excluded communities. In addition to presenting on these topics, Professor Carpio will speak to her journey in growing up in the city of Pomona, working on a senior thesis about racial segregation in Pomona, obtaining a B. A. from Pomona College, a Postdoctoral Fellow award from Yale University, and a doctorate from USC. Professor Carpio is the recipient of two Ford Foundation Fellowships, the Hellman Fellowship, and the UCLA Faculty Career Development Award. She has also received a USC Provost Fellowship and recognition as PAGE Fellow by Imagining America, a consortium of universities dedicated to public engagement.

After Professor Carpio’s presentation, a group of students will use their creativity in responding, in asking questions, and in drawing out comments.     

Jose Calderon is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. 

Topic: CHLT-153 Rural and Urban Social Movements class 

Join Zoom Meeting 

https://pitzer.zoom.us/j/86987777594 

Meeting ID: 869 8777 7594 

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        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) 

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Meeting ID: 869 8777 7594 

Find your local number: https://pitzer.zoom.us/u/k6oJNOMvA 

 


Jose Zapata Calderon
Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies
1050 North Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711-6101
(909) 952-1640
 Jose_Calderon@pitzer.edu
Website:  www.josezcalderon.com