Public Lecture (Pitzer College): Dr. Alvaro Huerta “In Defense of People on the Move: Latina/o Immigrants”

Public Lecture Announcement at Pitzer College


by Dr. Alvaro Huerta


“In Defense of People on the Move: Latina/o Immigrants”

(In the context of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election)


Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Time: 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: Broad Hall Room 210, Pitzer College

Sponsored by:  Rural and Urban Social Movements Class

& Center for Community Engagement

Professor: Dr. José Z. Calderón


Bio: Dr. Alvaro 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, he teaches and conducts research on the intersecting domains of community and economic development, Chicana/o—Latina/o studies, immigration, Mexican diaspora, social movements, social networks and the informal economy. Born in Sacramento, California, he was raised in a Mexican slum (Colonia Libertad in Tijuana) and North American barrio (Ramona Gardens housing project in East Los Angeles). As the son of Mexican immigrants who lacked formal education, Dr. Huerta is a first-generation university graduate with a B.A. (history) & M.A. (urban planning) from UCLA. He also holds a Ph.D. (city & regional planning) from UC Berkeley. Moreover, he’s the author of “Reframing the Latino Immigration Debate: Towards a Humanistic Paradigm,” by San Diego State University Press (2013).

Co-Sponsored by URBAN-Los Angeles 

In Defense of People on The Move-Dr Huerta-Pitzer College

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