Book Talk: "Becoming Mexipino: Multiethnic Identities and Communities in San Diego"

Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Event Location: 
CSRC Library - 144 Haines Hall

The CSRC welcomes Rudy P. Guevarra Jr., who will discuss his latest book Becoming Mexipino: Multiethnic Identities and Communities in San Diego (Rutgers University Press). Becoming Mexipino is a social-historical interpretation of two ethnic groups, one Mexican, the other Filipino, whose paths led both groups to San Diego, California. Rudy Guevarra traces the earliest interactions of both groups with Spanish colonialism to illustrate how these historical ties and cultural bonds laid the foundation for what would become close interethnic relationships and communities in twentieth-century San Diego as well as in other locales throughout California and the Pacific West Coast.

Rudy P. Guevarra Jr. is an assistant professor of Asian Pacific American Studies at Arizona State University. He is the author of Filipinos in San Diego: Images of America Series, and coeditor of Transnational Crossroads: Remapping the Americas and the Pacific and Crossing Lines: Race and Mixed Race Across the Geohistorical Divide.

Books available for purchase and light refreshments will be served. 
Please RSVP here by February 20, 2017

For questions, contact:
Dr. Lily Anne Welty Tamai, lywelty@g.ucla.edu 

Co-sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center, the CSRC, the Asian American Studies Department, and the Office of Instructional Development. 

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