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UC Berkeley California Studies Dinner Seminar: November 16, 2017, James Zarsadiaz “Asian Americans and the Appeal of ‘Country Living’: Suburbia”

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On Thursday, November 16, Professor James Zarsadiaz of the University of San Francisco will discuss the establishment and growth  of Asian American suburban communities in the Los Angeles region since 1970.  The development of these communities has been a sharp departure from the traditional pattern of white, middle class suburbs and is an important component of California’s new social geography.  Dr. Zarsadiaz is Assistant Professor of History and Director of the university’s Yuchengco Philippine Studies Center.  He is the author of several articles that have appeared in The Journal of Urban History, American Studies, and in mainstream media, including the Washington Post, City Lab by the Atlantic, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

The session will be at the UCB Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, 2521 Channing Way, Berkeley (one-half block east of Telegraph Ave.), from 7-9:15 p.m.

Free admission and dinner.

Contact: Charlotte Rutty,



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