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Panel Discussion on Community Issues

Nov. 14, 2013


Community leaders will discuss a variety of issues, including efforts to improve wages and labor conditions and build alliances for healthier neighborhoods and inclusive government, during a Thursday, Nov. 21, panel discussion sponsored by Cal State Fullerton's Chicana and Chicano Studies Department. The program is free and open to the public.


Panelists are Julio Perez of the Orange County Labor Federation, Carolina Sarmiento of the El Centro Cultural de Mexico and a doctoral candidate at UC Irvine; Yenni Diaz of Orange County Community Organized for Responsible Development; and Rose Espinoza, mayor of La Habra and founder of Rosie's Garage. Moderator is Rodolfo D. Torres, professor of urban planning at UC Irvine and co-author of "Latino Metropolis" and "Latino Urbanism."


Thursday, Nov. 21
6 p.m. registration (reservations requested, but not necessary)
6:30 – 8 p.m. program


Cal State Fullerton, Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831


"This program is a good opportunity for students and the public to hear about these issues in the community and to meet the people who are working to bring about solutions on a day to day basis," said Erualdo Gonzalez, organizer and associate professor of Chicana and Chicano studies. " There is an immediate practicality for students in hearing from these individuals, to be able to network and connect with such groups. We also are planning a spring event that will focus on the idea of healthy cities — not only health care, but also land use and quality of open space, and beyond the individual, to city responsibility."


Cal State Fullerton's School of Nursing, Chicana and Chicano Resource Center, the Chicana and Chicano Studies Alliance and the offices of Diversity Education Initiatives and Educational Partnerships.

Media Contacts:

Erualdo R. Gonzalez, Chicana and Chicano studies, 657-278-7672

Pamela McLaren, 657-278-4852

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