California History Center

California History Center

Spring Quarter Events at the Center!

Mapping the Challenge of a New Era
with Richard Walker,
Professor of Geography, Emeritus, UC Berkeley

1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Campus Center, Conference Room B, De Anza College

Join us to hear Dr. Richard Walker illuminate and untangle the web of data behind California's current economic, demographic, and physical transformations. He will introduce his latest publication The Atlas of California: Mapping the Challenge of a New Era, written with Suresh K. Lodha, Ph.D. (University of California Press, 2013). A leader of the California Studies movement, Professor Walker focuses his research on economic geography, environment, regional and urban development, capitalism and politics, and class and race.

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Poet Laureate of California, Juan Felipe Herrera, at CHC

3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 24, 2014, CHC

Meet Juan Felipe Herrera, Poet Laureate of California, and enjoy an informal reception at CHC in his honor. Named Poet Laureate of California in 2012, Herrera is a multiple award winning poet, performance artist and dedicated activist on behalf of youth, migrant, and indigenous communities. His numerous poetry collections include 187 Reasons Mexicanos Can’t Cross the Border, Undocuments 1971- 2007, and Half of the World in Light: New and Selected Poems. He has taught at De Anza College, served as chair of the Chicano and Latin American Studies Department at CSU Fresno, and currently is the Tomas Rivera Endowed Chair of Creative Writing at UC Riverside.

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Screening of the Documentary Film:
Dalip Singh Saund: His Life, His Legacy

7:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 29, 2014, CHC

See a new film on the life of Dalip Singh Saund who rose above prejudice and racism to serve as the first Asian and first Sikh elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1957. Saund overcame intense discrimination Sikhs faced in California going back to late 1880s when they first arrived at Angel Island. The film was made in association with the U.S. Capital Historical Society and the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies. The producer of the film will be present to answer questions.

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For more information about the exhibition, contact Tom Izu at 408.864.8986 or by e-mail at

California History Center
Building: CHC
Contact: Tom Izu
Phone: 408.864.8986

Last Updated: 4/3/14