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Monday, November 27, 2017 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

The Center for the Study of Law and Society
and co-sponsor the
Center for Research on Social Change
are pleased to announce the next talk in the Fall 2017 CSLS Speaker Series,

Chris Zepeda-Millán is Associate Professor and Chair of the Center for Research on Social Change, Comparative Ethnic Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies at UC Berkeley

He will be speaking on his new book
Latino Mass Mobilization: Immigration, Racialization, and Activism 
(Cambridge University Press, Sept. 2017)


In the spring of 2006, millions of Latinos across the country participated in the largest civil rights demonstrations in American history. In his new book, Latino Mass Mobilization (Cambridge University Press, September 2017), Chris Zepeda-Millán analyzes the background, course, and impacts of this unprecedented wave of protests, highlighting their unique local, national, and demographic dynamics. He finds that because of the particular ways the issue of immigrant illegality was racialized, federally proposed anti-immigrant legislation (H.R. 4437) helped transform Latinos’ sense of latent group membership into the racial group consciousness that incited their engagement in large-scale collective action. Zepeda-Millán shows how nativist policy threats against disenfranchised undocumented immigrants can provoke a political backlash–on the streets and at the ballot box–from not only “people without papers,” but also naturalized and U.S.-born citizens. Latino Mass Mobilization is an intervention into contemporary debates regarding immigration policy, social movements, racial politics, and immigrant rights activism in the United States.

Please join us on Monday, November 27 from 12:45-2:00p in the Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave. 

Coffee and water are provided. We invite you to bring your own “bag lunch.”

Professor Zepeda-Millán will provide an overview of the book and then focus on one chapter. A shorter-article version of that chapter is available on our website and in hard copy at the Center.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

Jonathan Simon, Faculty Director
Rosann Greenspan, Executive Director


Monday, November 27, 2017
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Category:


Center for the Study of Law and Society


Philip Selznick Seminar Room
2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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