Time: 3pm - 5pm
As an expert witness in support of the plaintiffs in the recent precedent setting U.S. District Court case, Luna v Kern County Board of Supervisors, Dr. Albert Camarillo (Leon Sloss Jr. Memorial Professor, Emeritus, Stanford University) will provide historical and contemporary perspectives of why this federal Voting Rights Act case was so important for the growing Latina/o population in Kern County and in California. A past president of the Organization of American Historians, Dr. Camarillo is the Leon Sloss Jr. Memorial Professor, Emeritus at Stanford University. He has also served as the founding director of the Stanford Center for Chicano Research, founding executive director of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research, associate dean and director of undergraduates studies in the School of Humanities and Sciences, and founding director of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. He is the author of several books, including Chicanos in California: A History of Mexican Americans(1984), Chicanos in a Changing Society (1996), and the forthcoming "The Racial Borderhoods of America: Mexican Americans and the Changing Ethnic/Racial Landscapes of Cities, 1850–2000." Over the course of his career, Camarillo has received many awards, including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Rockefeller Foundation; he is the only faculty member in the history of Stanford University to receive its six highest awards for excellence in teaching, service to undergraduate education and Stanford alumni, and university-related public service. Learn more about Dr. Camarillo's research and background here.