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): 

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 

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Meeting ID: 869 8777 7594 

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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
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