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Forces of Change: The Persistence and Future of Los Angeles Chinatown

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Pico House

424 North Main Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Talk with Dr. Laureen Hom examining the contemporary tensions of neighborhood change in Los Angeles Chinatown.

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Join us for a talk with Dr. Laureen Hom, Assistant Professor at Cal Poly Pomona examining the contemporary tensions of neighborhood change in Los Angeles Chinatown. Drawing from her ethnographic research, Dr. Hom will discuss the intersection of changes in the Chinese American Community and urban development trends in Los Angeles since the 1960s that have reshaped the neighborhood and what this means as the neighborhood’s future is envisioned as an ethnic community space.

Program will begin at 7:00 p.m. at Pico House | 424 N Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Reception to immediately follow at the Chinese American Museum from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. The museum will be open after the program ends until 9:30 p.m. to view the exhibitions.

Speaker: Dr. Laureen Hom

Laureen Hom is Assistant Professor in Public Administration at Cal Poly Pomona. She received her PhD in Planning, Policy, and Design with an emphasis in Asian American Studies at the University of California, Irvine. She also received a BA in Anthropology and Art History at University of California, Los Angeles and an MPH in Sociomedical Sciences, Urbanism and the Built Environment concentration at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. Her research interests are at the intersection of urban studies, ethnic studies, and policy studies. She is a third generation Chinese American from San Francisco and has professional and civic engagement experiences in San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles Chinatowns. She currently sits on the board of the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California and the Chinese American Citizens Alliance – Los Angeles Lodge.

This lecture is presented by the Friends of the Chinese American Museum and El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument.

This program is free and open to the public; however, RSVPs are kindly requested. To RSVP, reserve your tickets here on Eventbrite or email rsvp@camla.org. Check our website at www.camla.org/upcomingevents for other upcoming public programs and events.

Image: Detail of illustration of Chinatown Central Plaza by Brenda Chi for CAM's zine, Don't Believe the Hype: Asian Americans in Hip Hop.

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