In her new book, “Collisions at the Crossroads: How Place and Mobility Make Race” (University of California Press, 2019), Genevieve Carpio, UCLA professor of Chicana and Chicano studies, demonstrates how regional authorities constructed racial hierarchies in the Inland Empire by controlling the mobility of residents. Carpio argues that permitting some people to move freely while placing limits on the mobility of others, through restraints that ranged from bicycle ordinances and traffic checkpoints to the enforcement of immigration policy, shaped attitudes toward minority populations in the region.

This talk, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, in Haines Hall room 144.

This event is organized by the UCLA César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, the UCLA Department of History, the UCLA Department of Urban Planning, and the Chicano Studies Research Center.

Books will be available for purchase at the event. A reception will follow the presentation.