"Driving While Brown: Race and Mobility in the Making of Greater Los Angeles" is the second talk in the series "Enhancing Community Partnerships by Learning Local Histories" presented by Pomona College's Draper Center for Community Partnerships.

In this talk, Genevieve Carpio '05, a native of the Inland Empire, will examine the role of movement in shaping racial formation in the greater Los Angeles region. Focusing on the Inland Empire, Carpio will introduce key episodes from 1870 to the present, including debates over Mexican American motorists, to examine the ways racial struggles over Mexican American mobility have produced racial and spatial meanings with long-stretching temporal and geographic dimensions.

Carpio is an assistant professor in the UCLA César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o Studies and received a B.A. in anthropology from Pomona College. Her book manuscript, tentatively titled "Collision at the Crossroads: Contesting Race and Mobility in the Making of California," is forthcoming by the University of California Press in 2019.

This event is sponsored with support from the Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies Program at Pomona College.   

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  • Pomona College
  • Frank Blue Room, Frank Dining Hall
  • 260 E. Bonita Avenue
Pomona Faculty and Staff
Pomona Families
Pomona Students
Claremont Colleges Community