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The Folklore of the Freeway

Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Join us for an after-office-hours chat with Professor Eric Avila for drinks and discussion on the freeway revolt and how urban minority communities have used cultural expression to reclaim their place after they were divided by the interstate highway.

The event will include a short presentation by Dr. Avila and will be followed by open forum questions.

Eric Avila, Ph.D. is professor urban planning at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, history, and the chair of the UCLA Cesar E. Chavez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies and a professor of Chicano/a studies.

Dr. Avila has published books and articles about the history of Los Angeles and urban America after World War II including Popular Culture in the Age of White Flight: Fear and Fantasy in Suburban Los Angeles and The Folklore of the Freeway: Race and Revolt in the Modernist City.


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