November 16, 2020 - 12:00 pm
Topic: "187: The Rise of the Latino Vote" in Conversation with LA City Council Member Kevin de León, Coordinated by the Pat Brown Institue for Public Affairs and Cal State Los Angeles Department of Chicana (o) & Latina (o) Studies
Description: Join us for this exclusive event where we will be showing excerpts of the new documentary "187: The Rise of the Latino Vote." Proposition 187 was a California ballot measure passed in 1994 that sought to deny public services to undocumented immigrants. Narrated by Danny Trejo. (Source: KCET, https://www.kcet.org/shows/187). Followed by a conversation with LA Council Member Kevin de León, District 14, moderated by Dr. Raphael J. Sonenshein, Executive Director of the Pat Brown Institute, and Dr. Dolores Delgado Bernal, Chair of the Department of Chicana(o) and Latina(a) Studies.
Kevin de León
LA City Council Member, District 14
Currently, Kevin is a professor, senior analyst, and distinguished policymaker-in-residence at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs; as well as a Distinguished Fellow for Climate, Environmental Justice and Health with the USC Schwarzenegger Instituted at the University of Southern California. Kevin de León was elected to the California State Senate in 2010, and in 2014 he was elected by his colleagues to lead the Senate, making him the first Latino to serve as President pro Tempore in over a century. Before his election to the Senate, Kevin served four years in the State Assembly. Currently, Kevin is a professor, senior analyst, and distinguished policymaker-in-residence at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs; as well as a Distinguished Fellow for Climate, Environmental Justice and Health with the USC Schwarzenegger Institute at the University of Southern California. (Source: https://www.kevindeleon.com/about/)
Dr. Raphael J. Sonenshein
Executive Director, Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs
Dr. Raphael J. Sonenshein is the Executive Director of the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at CSU Los Angeles. Previously, he was Chair of the Division of Politics, Administration, and Justice at CSU Fullerton. He received his B.A. from Princeton, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale. He is the author of three books on Los Angeles politics and government. Dr. Sonenshein served as Executive Director of the Los Angeles (Appointed) Charter Reform Commission. He served as Executive Director of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Review Commission. He was Best Educator and Distinguished College Faculty Member at CSUF. He received a Wang Family Excellence Award. He was the first winner of the campus wide Carol Barnes Award for Teaching Excellence and one of two co-winners of the Haynes Foundation Research Impact award. He was the fall 2008 Fulbright Tocqueville Distinguished Chair in American Studies at the University of Paris.
Dr. Dolores Delgado Bernal
Department Chair, Department of Chicana(o) and Latina(o) Studies
Dr. Dolores Delgado Bernal earned her Ph.D. from UCLA as a first-generation college student. Her scholarship draws from critical race studies, Chicana feminist methodologies, and educational studies to investigate educational (in)equity, Latinx educational pathways, feminista pedagogies, and different forms of resistance. Her co-authored and co-edited books include: Transforming Educational Pathways for Chicana/o Students: A Critical Race Feminista Praxis (2017), Chicana/Latina Testimonios as Pedagogical, Methodological and Activist Approaches to Social Justice (2015), and Chicana/Latina Education in Everyday Life: Feminista Perspectives on Pedagogy and Epistemology (2006). She is an affiliated faculty with the Charter College of Education.
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