This paper session will examine the contours of space and power relations with regard to law enforcement, land rights, and workers' rights in California. Ofelia Cuevas, for example, will examine the expansion of Los Angeles City jails with regard to African-American and Chicana/o mass incarceration. Daniel Olmos will analyze the spatial politics of ordinance laws from 1984-2011, as city planners imposed harsh restrictions on day labor sites. Stevie Ruiz will focus his presentation on the National Land For People Movement, a land movement initiated by farm workers in the 1960s to redistribute land into the hands of Chicana/o workers. Collectively, the presenters will use each of their case studies to examine how city, state, and federal officials regulated the spatial life of Chicana/os in the United States, while at the same time examining the ways in which these communities imagined geographies of freedom and justice.
|Presenter||Ofelia Cuevas*, UC Davis Geography Graduate Group, Race, Police and the LA Human||20||8:00 AM|
|Presenter||Daniel Olmos*, University of Denver, Visibilities of Surplus: Latino Migrant Day Laborers and Social Reproduction in Urban Borderzones||20||8:20 AM|
|Presenter||Stevie Ruiz*, California State University - Northridge, The National Land for People Movement and the Chicana/o Environmental Imaginary||20||8:40 AM|
|Presenter||Horacio Gomez*, , Latinos Remaking Place and Creating Hope amidst Environmental Injustice in Los Angeles||20||9:00 AM|
|Discussant||David Correia University Of New Mexico||20||9:20 AM|
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