Matt Gonzalez Opens New Metropolis Symposium
On Thursday, April 15, Matt Gonzalez, president of the San Francisco County Board of Supervisors, will present this year's Raven Lecture, "The American City: A Tool for Progressive Change in the 21st Century." His talk will open The New Metropolis: Social Change in California 's Cities conference. The full-day event will focus on the ways in which globalization, immigration, and other economic and social trends have been transforming the ethnic, racial and economic of landscape of California 's metropolitan areas.
Panels will feature academic and community experts examining topics including, the emerging Latino majority in California's cities; opportunity and inequality in Los Angeles and the Bay Area; and the struggle for social justice in the Bay Area. A full list of panelists and topics is available on the Center for Social Justice website.
Gonzalez's talk will take place on Thursday, April 15, at 4 p.m. in Booth Auditorium. The conference will begin at 8:45 a.m. on Friday, April 16, also in Booth. Both events are free and open to the public. MCLE credit is available for the panels on Friday. For more information, please contact Erin Campbell at 510-643-8010 or firstname.lastname@example.org .