The Urban History Seminar series feature a scholarly presentation followed by lively discussion. Carie Rael, an assistant professor of history at California State University, Long Beach, presents “The Happiest Place on Earth? Latinx Organizing against Policing and Displacement in Anaheim and Santa Ana from 1995 to 2012.”

Rael’s work explores radical Latinx organizing against police brutality, Disney’s political influence, and redevelopment in the cities of Anaheim and Santa Ana in Orange County, California. These factors culminated in a major uprising in Anaheim in 2012. Anaheim police ramped up their use of force and violence in the majority Latinx city as the Disney corporation played an outsized role in control in city politics.

The Zoom session will open at 6:45 p.m. with the program starting at 7:00 p.m. and concluding by 8:15 p.m. RSVP is required.

This session is free of charge; we would greatly appreciate a donation to the Museum in any amount. A Zoom link will be provided after registration.

The Urban History Seminars have been generously underwritten by the Chicago History Museum since 1983.

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