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Alvaro Huerta: In Defense of People on the Move (Latina/o Immigrants) in the Racist Era of Trump

Lecture | October 19 | 5-8 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 112 Auditorium


Dr. Alvaro Huerta, Assistant Professor at Cal State Pomona, Departments of Urban & Regional Planning and Ethnic & Women's Studies, Department of City & Regional Planning, College of Environmental Design

Department of City and Regional Planning


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. 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. 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.


Location: 112 Wurster Hall
Reception: 5:00 PM - 1st Floor Wurster Hall
Lecture: 5:30 PM - 112 Wurster Auditorium


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