SEMINAR V: Cultural Clashes: Hispanic Immigration and Assimilation: This topic centers on the cultural challenges faced by Latinos in the Central Valley. Historical challenges between immigrant populations, with status quo community identity, and current issues will be examined. Key Questions: How do long-standing hostilities between ethno-cultural groups impact community identity? How do “subaltern” groups become central voices in a community? MJC Faculty Organizer: Chad Redwing.
LECTURE: January 27, 2016 from 3-5 at Modesto Junior College, Performing and Media Arts Center (PAC), East Campus, Room 243
Lecture with Alex Saragoza, Professor of History, Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley and Susan Shillinglaw, Executive Director of the National Steinbeck Center and Professor of English at San Jose State University.
YOUTUBE VIDEOS - DR. ALEX SARAGOZA (UC BERKELEY)
ALEX SARAGOZA (UCB) (17 min): PART 1 – LATINO DEMOGRAPHICS – CENTRAL VALLEY, CALIF
ALEX SARAGOZA (UCB) (18 min): PART 2 – LATINO DEMOGRAPHICS – CENTRAL VALLEY, CA
ALEX SARAGOZA (UCB) (17 min): THE FOUR CENTRAL VALLEYS – DEMOGRAPHICS, IMMIGRATION, HISTORY - Oct 21, 2016 Common Ground Conference
POWERPOINT (pptx) - ALEX SARAGOZA – Latino Central Valley Demographics (pptx)
CURRICULAR MODULES: Curricular modules including Hispanic Immigration and Assimilation
DISCUSSION: February 10, 2016 from 3-5 at Concetta, 1205 J Street, Modesto.
Seminar Discussion with the following readings: Hans P. Johnson and Joseph Hayes, The Central Valley at the Crossroads (Public Policy Institute, 2004); Edward E. Telles and Vilma Ortiz. Generations of Exclusion: Mexican Americans, Assimilation, and Race (Sage, 2009); William V. Flores (ed). Latino Cultural Citizenship: Claiming Identity, Space, and Rights (Beacon, 1998); Film: Rape in the Fields (PBS, 2014); Luis Valdez. Zoot Suit and Other Plays (Arte public, 1992); Wallace Smith. Garden of the Sun: A History of the San Joaquin Valley, 1772-1939 (Craven, 2004).