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2011 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books - Panel: "History, Identity & Purpose: California, Chicanos, & Beyond"

Sal Castro; Mario Garcia; Daniel Hernandez; Miriam Pawel

About the Program

From the 2011 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, a panel entitled "History, Identity, & Purpose; California, Chicanos & Beyond," featuring Mario Garcia and Sal Castro co-authors of Blowout!: Sal Castro & the Chicano Struggle for Educational Justice, Daniel Hernandez, Down & Delirious in Mexico City: The Aztec Metropolis in the Twenty-First Century, and Miriam Pawel, The Union of Their Dreams: Power, Hope, and Struggle in Cesar Chavez's Farm Worker Movement.  The panel is moderated by Hector Tobar, columnist for the Los Angeles Times and takes place at Mark Taper Hall on the campus of the University of Southern California

About the Authors

Miriam Pawel

Miriam Pawel is a former reporter and editor who worked for the Los Angeles Times and Newsday for twenty-five years as well as a fellow at the Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies. 


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Mario Garcia

Mario Garcia is a Chicana/o studies professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara.


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Sal Castro

Sal Castro is an educator and acitivist, who was a high school teach for 42 years. 


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Daniel Hernandez

Daniel Hernandez is a former staff writer for LA Weekly and the Los Angeles Times.  His writing has appeared in several publications, including The Guardian, El Pais, and The New York Times


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Program Information

2011 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books - Panel: "History, Identity & Purpose: California, Chicanos, & Beyond"

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  • Sunday, May 22nd at 8:15am (ET)
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