The Latinos and the City Panel Discussion on Community Issues is set for Nov. 14, 2013 at Cal State Fullerton.
What: Community leaders will discuss a variety of issues, including efforts to improve wages and labor conditions and build alliances for healthier neighborhoods and inclusive government, during a Thursday, Nov. 21, panel discussion sponsored by Cal State Fullerton’s Chicana and Chicano Studies Department. The program is free and open to the public.
Who: Panelists are Julio Perez of the Orange County Labor Federation, Carolina Sarmiento of the El Centro Cultural de Mexico and a doctoral candidate at UC Irvine; Yenni Diaz of Orange County Community Organized for Responsible Development; and Rose Espinoza, mayor of La Habra and founder of Rosie’s Garage. Moderator is Rodolfo D. Torres, professor of urban planning at UC Irvine and co-author of “Latino Metropolis” and “Latino Urbanism.”
When: Thursday, Nov. 21
6 p.m. registration (reservations requested, but not necessary)
6:30 – 8 p.m. program
Where: Cal State Fullerton, Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831
Additional: “This program is a good opportunity for students and the public to hear about these issues in the community and to meet the people who are working to bring about solutions on a day to day basis,” said Erualdo Gonzalez, organizer and associate professor of Chicana and Chicano studies. ” There is an immediate practicality for students in hearing from these individuals, to be able to network and connect with such groups. We also are planning a spring event that will focus on the idea of healthy cities — not only health care, but also land use and quality of open space, and beyond the individual, to city responsibility.”
Co-sponsors: Cal State Fullerton’s School of Nursing, Chicana and Chicano Resource Center, the Chicana and Chicano Studies Alliance and the offices of Diversity Education Initiatives and Educational Partnerships.
Media Contacts: Erualdo R. Gonzalez, Chicana and Chicano studies, 657-278-7672
Pamela McLaren, 657-278-4852