In the process of social evolution, established communities create new laws that can make the participation of new communities either more equitable or more difficult. Equitable laws are often the result of intense debate in state institutions and on the streets, where protest and resistance give voice to new communities. On their path to autonomy, new communities find exits from oppression and exploitation. Both the forms of protest and the laws are necessarily creative, because they create new methods for promoting new concepts among established orders. Join Pablo Gonzalez to learn more about the intensely creative process of social change, focusing on transborder collaborations between Chiapas and Chicano communities in their struggle for autonomy.
Pablo Gonzalez is a Lecturer in the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. His current research is on the effects of the post 2008 Housing crisis on Latino and Black families.