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Powershift: Panel and Discussion

May 14 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Join UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs for a Luskin Lecture and book discussion with Power Shift authors David Ayon and George Pla.

Tuesday, May 14th @ Ackerman Grand Ballroom, UCLA Campus

Doors open at 6pm

Featured Panelists from the book: 

Richard Alatorre – California State Assembly Member

Gil Cedillo – Councilmember, First District

Gloria Molina – Former member of the LACB of Supervisors

Richard Polanco – Former Senate Majority Leader

Antonio Villaraigosa – Former Mayor of LA

Power Shift charts the rise of Latino political power and its impact, from the breakthrough election of the first Mexican American to the Los Angeles City Council in 1949 to today’s leadership of California and its heavyweight role in the national political landscape. Power Shift recounts the origins and development of 10 Los Angeles Latino leaders who transformed politics and government, forging a progressive political tradition in the process. Based on hundreds of hours of oral interviews and expert research, Power Shift tells a personal, gripping story that has critical relevance to our political present. The book also discusses how this social movement spearheaded critical changes in public health, law enforcement, education, housing, immigration, transportation, and environmental policies. Power Shift is co-authored by David R. Ayón, Senior Strategist/ Advisor to Latino Decisions and Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Los Angeles and George L. Pla, President & CEO of Cordoba Corporation.

There will be a book signing following the event. Books are available for purchase prior to the event here. Books will also be available for purchase at the event.

Light refreshments will be provided for registered attendees.  Seating is first come, first served.

Parking is available for $12 in Lot 4 and Lot 8.

Public Transit:  Blue Bus, UCLA Rapid Transit 6/6R, Metro Red Line