CSUB History Forum and Walter Presents Hosts The Chicano Generation

California State University, Bakersfield’s (CSUB) History Forum and Walter Presents are proud to host “The Chicano Generation” with speaker, Dr. Mario T. García, on May 6 at 3:30 p.m. in the Dezember Reading Room of the Walter Stiern Library. Students, faculty, staff and the broader Bakersfield community are invited to attend a public lecture regarding the Mexican-American civil rights movement.
 
Dr. Mario T. García is a veteran Chicano civil rights scholar. His recent book, “The Chicano Generation,” provides a rare look inside the struggles of the 1960s and 1970s as they unfolded in Los Angeles. His talk will examine the Chicano Movement in Los Angeles and contextualizes activism within the largest civil rights and empowerment struggle by Mexican Americans in U.S. History. Weaving this revolution against a backdrop of historic Mexican-American activism from the 1930s to the 1960s, and the contemporary Black Power and black civil rights movements, García will provide representations of the Chicano generation in Los Angeles.
 
“The public will have the opportunity to hear one of the most significant scholars of Mexican-American history, speak about a vibrant, historic, Southern California component of the Chicano Movement,” said Associate Professor and Social Science Program Coordinator for the Department of History, Alicia Rodriguez. “Dr. García, an engaging speaker, has spoken at CSUB in the past to standing-room-only audiences. We are fortunate to have a scholar as significant as Dr. García speak at CSUB. We are pleased that Russo’s Books will host a book sale and book signing as part of the event.”

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