Living New Deal brings New Deal art salon to Southern California in May & June

First New Deal Salon At the Huntington

With a grant from the University of California Humanities Research Institute, the Living New Deal will host a series of public conversations about the legacy of the New Deal. The five salons will be held at cultural institutions throughout California. New Deal scholars Harvey Smith, Gray Brechin, and Alex Tarr will discuss the Living New Deal’s ongoing efforts to document New Deal sites and record oral histories of those whose lives were touched by the New Deal. Please join us!Huntington Library

MAY 28, 2014

12-2PM

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, BUT VERY LIMITED SPACE, PLEASE RSVP TO RSVP@LIVINGNEWDEAL.ORGTO RESERVE A SPACE AND LUNCH

 

Next stops… Long Beach, San Diego….

Long Beach Museum of Art

MAY 29, 2014

6-7PM, RECEPTION TO FOLLOW

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, BUT PLEASE RSVP TO LISAM@LBMA.ORG

 

San Diego History Center

JUNE 2, 2014
6PM
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

Then: up to Sacramento….

 

Sacramento Historical Society

JUNE 24, 2014
TIME TBA

 

…and more coming soon!

Huntington Distinguished Fellow Lecture: Ramón Gutiérrez to speak Nov. 16 on Reies López Tijerina and the religious origins of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement

Announcement from the Huntington:

THE HUNTINGTON
LIBRARY, ART COLLECTIONS, AND BOTANICAL GARDENS

Distinguished Fellow Lecture

“Reies López Tijerina and the Religious Origins of
the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement”

The Mexican Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s encompassed two extremes; from the pacifism of Cesar Chavez to the radicalism of Reies López Tijerina.  Ramón Gutiérrez, Professor of History at the University of Chicago and the Los Angeles Times Distinguished Fellow, will discuss the religious, Pentecostal origins of Tijerina’s political thought and its transformation over time.

November 16, 2011
7:30 p.m., Friends’ Hall
Free.  No reservations required.

Oct. 7 at the Huntington: Rebecca Overmyer-Velazquez on Race, Ethnicity and Class in the San Gabriel Valley

The first meeting of the LA History & Metro Studies Group will take place on Friday, October 7, 2011 at 12 noon, at the Huntington Library.  The presenter will be Rebecca Overmyer-Velazquez, Associate Professor of Sociology at Whittier College, who will be speaking about her paper, “Moving On Up: Race, Ethnicity, and Class Obstacles to Community and Regional Organizing in the San Gabriel Valley.” (Advance copies of the paper are available by contacting the coordinators at the email addresses listed below.)

The group will meet in Seaver Classrooms 1 & 2 in the Munger Research Center at the Huntington Library, starting at 12 noon.  Lunch will be available to those who RSVP by October 4.  If you would like to attend, please RSVP at this link.

If you have questions, contact the coordinators:

Becky Nicolaides                                    David Levitus
bnicolaides@ucla.edu                           levitus@usc.edu

The LA History & Metro Studies Group is generously sponsored by the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West (ICW)