In this trio of lectures, Professor Carlos Solomon will explore historical and contemporary issues driving immigration from Mexico and Central America. Beginning with the US Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 to the present, Salomon will unearth the various layers of immigrants, refugees, and migrants as they are displaced from their homelands in search of living wages, safety from violence, and natural disaster.
Salomon will illustrate how US involvement in Latin American governments and economies has led to worsening conditions for the region's poor. The lectures will also highlight how immigrants and their allies have organized in their communities by creating vast coalitions such as the Sanctuary Movement.
About Peralta Hacienda Historical Park:
Peralta Hacienda Historical Park is a six-acre City of Oakland park containing the 1870 Antonio Peralta House, outdoor historical exhibits, community gardens, and recreational areas. Friends of Peralta Hacienda Park operates the site, offering tours, events, and programs. Peralta Hacienda is on the National Park Service San Juan Bautista de Anza National Trail and is a state and local landmark.
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