Invisible Histories: Storytelling, Memories and Race in the United States
Fifty and Better Spring Session
It is well known that history is written by those who are in power. This means there are a myriad of histories and experiences that sit at the margins of normative U.S. histories. For example: Did you know that before Dodger Stadium was built, the area housed 3 thriving Latino/a immigrant communities? Are you aware of the reasons why Latino/a families in Texas claimed to be legally racially White before the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education decision? Did you learn about how U.S. border policies informed Nazi Germany’s use of Zyklon B in concentration camps? Or what happened in the 1920s to the Black community known as Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma? Each session in this course explores an invisible history of marginalized communities in the United States through research, storytelling and visuals.
Lorena Muñoz, PhD, is an associate professor and director of Ethnic and Race studies and associate dean for Equity, Inclusion and Engagement for the College of Arts and Sciences at Cal Lutheran.
Muñoz is an urban/cultural geographer whose research focuses on intersectionality. Her research agenda focuses on Latinx/e in the global south, particularly in the areas of the (in)formal economy, sexuality and race. A portion of her research has focused on immigrant street vendors’ lives across Latin America.
Fifty and Better was designed to offer university-level courses and lectures (no tests, no homework) taught by experts in the field, and to host social engagement activities for people age 50 and older.
Register by April 4, by 3 p.m.
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