New book “Cartographic Memory: Social Movement Activism and the Production of Space” maps Chicana/o and LatinX activism and space creation in 1960s Fruitvale, Oakland California. UCLA Geography professor and author Dr. Juan Herrera discusses the research he conducted including oral histories, ethnography, and archival research. Herrera goes into how power dynamics shape the production of space, and the power of social movements to create space, institutions, and social relationships, and how many of those spaces and institutions affect life in communities today.
0:04 – Intro
0:40 – Main argument and contribution of the book
3:01 – Specifics about Fruitvale community movement politics
5:09 – What is Cartographic Memory and how is it important?
7:28 – Choices in how to tell the stories in the book
10:24 – How does the book pertain to the contemporary environment?
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Interviewer: Dr. Celia Lacayo, Associate Director of Community Engagement, UCLA Social Sciences & Professor Chicana/o & Central American Studies and African American Studies Department