“Strategies of Segregation: Race, Residence, and the Struggle for Educational Equality” Lecture and Book Signing
Join us at the Museum of Ventura County on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 3—4:30 p.m. for a lecture and book signing by David G. Garcia, Ph.D. Admission is Free for Museum members, $5 for nonmembers. David G. Garcia, Ph.D. will be signing copies of his book, “Strategies of Segregation: Race, Residence, and the Struggle for Educational Equality”.
Dr. David G. García is an associate professor in the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. He is a first generation college student who transferred from Oxnard College to UCLA, where he earned a B.A. in Sociology with a specialization in Chicana/o Studies, an M.A. in Latin American Studies, and a Ph.D. in U.S. History. His research and teaching follow three lines of inquiry, (1) Chicana/o teatro (theater) as public revisionist history, (2) the pedagogy of Hollywood’s urban school genre, and (3) Chicana/o educational histories.
Dr. García will present his book, Strategies of Segregation: Race, Residence, and the Struggle for Educational Equality (UC Press, 2018), which critically documents a history of racially separate and unequal schooling for Mexican American and Black students in Oxnard, California. The presentation will highlight interviews of community members and former students who endured and challenged segregation. Based on his book, this interactive professional development workshop aims to support teachers interested in engaging their students in oral history and archival research to document community histories.