Alvaro Huerta 10.19.17 - DCRP Lecture

ALVARO HUERTA: IN DEFENSE OF PEOPLE ON THE MOVE (LATINA/O IMMIGRANTS) IN THE RACIST ERA OF TRUMP.

THURSDAY, 10/19/17 5:00– 8:00 PM

Dr. Alvaro Huerta is an Assistant Professor at Cal State Pomona, Departments of Urban & Regional Planning and Ethnic & Women's Studies
Dr. Huerta is an author of the book Reframing the Latino Immigration Debate: Towards a Humanistic Paradigm and the lead editor of People of Color in the United States: Contemporary Issues in Education, Work, Communities, Health, and Immigration. As an interdisciplinary scholar, Dr. Huerta teaches and conducts research on the intersecting domains of community & economic development, Chicana/o & Latina/o studies, immigration & Mexican diaspora, social movements, social networks and the informal economy. He holds a Ph.D. in City & Regional Planning from UC Berkeley—one of the first Chicanas/os to do so. He also holds an M.A. in Urban Planning and a B.A. in History—both from UCLA. Prior to pursuing academia, Dr. Huerta co-led grassroots campaigns such as defeating the City of Los Angeles’ draconian leaf-blower ban and defeating a polluting power plant in South Gate, CA.