Date: Saturday, May 12
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: The Autry in Griffith Park
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462
Join author Laura Pulido in the Autry’s Heritage Court for a discussion of her book and an engaging look at places that have shaped character of Los Angeles.
About the Book: In A People’s Guide to Los Angeles, author Laura Pulido offers an assortment of eye-opening alternatives to L.A.’s usual tourist destinations. She documents 115 little-known sites in the City of Angels where struggles related to race, class, gender, and sexuality have occurred. These sites introduce us to people and events usually ignored by mainstream media and, in the process, create a fresh history of Los Angeles. Roughly dividing the city into six regions—North Los Angeles, the Eastside and San Gabriel Valley, South Los Angeles, Long Beach and the Harbor, the Westside, and the San Fernando Valley—this illuminating guide shows how power operates in the shaping of places, and how it remains embedded in the landscape.
About the Author: Laura Pulido is a professor in the Department of American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, where she studies race, political activism, and Los Angeles. She has written extensively on Los Angeles and is the author of Black, Brown, Yellow, and Left: Radical Activism in Los Angeles (UC Press, 2006). A native Angeleno, she has been active in numerous environmental, justice, labor, and social justice struggles.
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