Untold Legacies: Re-Envisioning Ventura County Through an Ethnic Studies Lens
CSU Channel Islands professor José M. Alamillo, PhD, will present hidden legacies of racialized communities in Ventura County through a lens that challenges Eurocentric romantic narratives of the past centered on Spanish missions and white pioneers. He will show how Mexican American female activists launched a legal fight to desegregate movie theaters in Ventura County, and highlight the multiethnic working-class neighborhood of Tortilla Flats that existed in downtown Ventura until the late 1950s, when the state of California condemned homes and businesses to build Highway 101.
Sponsored ByOffice of Talent, Culture and Diversity, and Ethnic and Race Studies
Office of Talent, Culture and Diversity