Spaces of Conflict, Sounds of Solidarity: Black-Brown Politics and Resistance in Los Angeles

Event Date: 

Monday, March 4, 2013 - 6:00pm

Event Location: 

  • MCC Lounge

Talk by Gaye Theresa Johnson

Spaces of Conflict, Sounds of Solidarity: Music, Race, and Spatial Entitlement in Los Angeles is a history of social and spatial struggles among Black and Brown freedom seekers and cultural workers in LA. It details the interracial anti-racist alliances, divisions among aggrieved minority communities, and the cultural expressions and spatial politics that emerge from the mutual struggles of Blacks and Chicanos in Los Angeles from the 1940s to the present. Gaye Theresa Johnson is Associate Professor in the Department of Black Studies and affiliated faculty member in the Departments of History and Chicana/o Studies.