Geography and the Environment Colloquium Series: Juan Herrera

When: Friday, February 19, 2021 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Where: Online

Description:


Cartographic Memory: Social Movement Activism and the Production of Space


In this presentation I examine 1960s and 1970s Chicanx activism in Oakland, CA. I underscore how activists remembered their social movement participation by emphasizing their deep emotional connections with neighborhood projects. In so doing, they intricately mapped their contribution to neighborhood improvement. I contend that the fact that activists remembered their work in geographic form opens up a broader register for how we measure social movement impacts. By seriously considering cultural politics rooted and routed through place, I elaborate a theoretical and methodological understanding of space as archive of social movement activism. For additional information, please contact Natalie Koch at nkoch@maxwell.syr.edu.


https://syracuseuniversity.zoom.us/j/91026624664


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