Little Manila is in the Heart: The Making of the Filipina/o Community in Stockton, California
Thursday, October 24*, 2013 | 4-5:30 PM | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Geballe Room
Featuring Dawn Bohulano Mabalon, Associate Professor of History, San Francisco State University
Professor Mabalon will discuss her new book that examines how immigrants from the Philippines came to settle in the San Joaquin Delta in late 19th and early 20th century leading to the creation of the vibrant community of Little Manila in Stockton, California. This area was home to the largest community of Filipinas/os living outside the Philippines until the neighborhood was decimated by urban redevelopment in the 1960s. By tracing this history, Prof. Mabalon places Filipinas/os at the center of the development of California agriculture and the urban West.
*THIS TALK HAS BEEN RE-SCHEDULED FROM SEPTEMBER 10.
Sponsored by Center for Southeast Asian Studies