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"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more in context."

— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project

"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."

— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project

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RIVERSIDE—How Does the Inland Empire Strike Back Against Hate?

July 16 @ 6:30 pm9:30 pm

Free
How Does the Inland Empire Strike Back Against Hate? promo graphic in Star Wars font with four headshots of speakers, and partner logos along the bottom.

Graphic courtesy of Zócalo Public Square

RIVERSIDE—In the 1920s, Southern California’s Inland Empire was a bucolic place, dotted with small towns set amid orange groves. It was also a growing outpost for the Ku Klux Klan, whose members subjected the region’s minority residents to exclusion, harassment, and violence in following decades. Today, antisemitic, anti-Muslim, anti-Black, anti-Latino, anti-Asian, and anti-LGBTQ movements persist, with hate crimes again on the rise, alongside a new generation of domestic extremist groups.

The Inland Empire exemplifies an ongoing tension between hate and resistance, harboring grassroots movements that have banned lessons about race in public schools at the same time as it celebrates the opening of the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture. This duality makes the region a perfect place to grapple with the history of hate in California, and understand past and present efforts to strike back and fight for justice. Can the region’s battles against discrimination chart a path forward for the rest of the state, and nation?

Zócalo and California Humanities welcome California State Assemblymember Corey A. Jackson, Mapping Black California project director Candice Mays, and ACLU SoCal Senior Policy Advocate and Organizer Luis Nolasco to discuss hate’s impact on the Inland Empire, and highlight efforts to resist.

Zócalo invites our in-person audience to continue the conversation with our speakers and each other at a post-event reception with complimentary small bites and beverages.

Where: UCR Arts | 3824 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501 + Streaming online
When: Tuesday, July 16, 2024 | 6:30 pm PT

*This event is co-presented with California Humanities as part of the National Endowment for the Humanities’s United We Stand initiative.

To RSVP for in-person and streaming, see: zps.la/IE

Details

Date:
July 16
Time:
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
zps.la/IE

Venue

UCR Arts
3824 Main St
Riverside, CA 92501
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