A book talk about housing, popular politics, and the formation of modern LA.
Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at 6pm PDT
Public Los Angeles: A Private City’s Activist Futures is a collection of unpublished work by the late Los Angeles historian and urban scholar Don Parson presenting insights into the collectivism, networks of solidarity, and government policy in early to mid-twentieth century LA. The book also contains essays by twelve friends and mentors that contextualize how Public Los Angeles can help shape our understanding of public housing, judicial activism, gender and housework, and the geography of race and class in modern-day Los Angeles. The publication was supported by a grant from the HSSC/Ahmanson Foundation.
Please join us on Zoom for a conversation with the book’s co-editors Judy Branfman (UCLA) and Roger Keil (York), Rachael Baker (Detroit Renter City), Mike Davis, Sue Ruddick (University of Toronto), and Marques Vestal (UCLA) to discuss the region’s complex political and cultural history, Parson’s legacy, and visions for the future.
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Send questions for the panel to Donna Schuele, HSSC President, at email@example.com by Wednesday, August 19 at 6pm PDT.