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ALANA U.S. Ethnic Studies Lecture Series - Fall 2012

Bridges and Borders in a Multiracial Community:
The Case of Boyle Heights, California
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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Reception immediately following presentation

George SanchezDr. George Sanchez, Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity and History and Vice Dean for Diversity and Strategic Initiatives at the University of Southern California will kick off the first lecture in the ALANA U. S. Ethnic Studies Lecture Series. He will speak on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. in Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building. This presentation is open to the public. To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact the ALANA U.S. Ethnic Studies Program Office at 802-656-2263. Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, Chief Diversity Office, Center for Cultural Pluralism, and the ALANA U.S. Ethnic Studies Program.

George J. Sanchez is the author of Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945 (Oxford, 1993), co-editor of Los Angeles and the Future of Urban Cultures (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005) and Civic Engagement in the Wake of Katrina (University of Michigan, 2009), and editor of Beyond Alliances: The Jewish Role in Reshaping the Racial Landscape of Southern California (Purdue University Press, 2012). In 2010, the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education Inc. selected him as the outstanding Latino/a faculty in higher education research institutions. In 2011, he received the first ever Equity Award from the American Historical Association for achieving excellence in recruiting and retaining underrepresented racial and ethnic groups into the historic profession, and the Provost Award for Mentoring for his extensive and sustained contributions in mentoring faculty and students at USC. Past President of the American Studies Association in 2001-02, he currently serves as Director of the USC Center for Diversity and Democracy, and Vice Dean for Diversity and Strategic Initiatives at USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences.

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