M.A.P.S. Guest Lecture: Laura Pulido — "Taking it to the Streets: Alternative Tourism and Social Justice"

September 11, 2012

Pulido will give an engaging talk on portions of her 2012 book A People’s Guide to Los Angeles.

A People’s Guide to Los Angeles offers eye-opening alternatives to L.A.’s usual tourist destinations. It documents 115 little-known sites in the City of Angels where struggles related to race, class, gender, and sexuality have occurred. It introduces us to people and events usually ignored by mainstream media and, in the process, creates 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.

Please arrive early to ensure a seat.

M.A.P.S. is CSULB’s Metropolitan and Policy Studies Network. It’s mission is “to link cutting-edge, applied scholarship with local on-the-ground community organizations, students, and social activists in order to encourage dialogue and solutions to an array of pressing urban social problems.”

For additional information, please contact Jake Wilson (jake.wilson@csulb.edu) or visit www.csulb.edu/cla/maps.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Sociology.