CRASE & McCarthy Center Event: What the Bay Area Tells us about America's Hopeful Future

Manuel Pastor In Conversation with KQED's Marisa Lagos: What the Bay Area Tells us about America's Hopeful Future

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Gleeson Library - GL 145 - Monihan Atrium
Doors open at 3:45 p.m. Book signing to follow the event.


The McCarthy Center and CRASE invite you to a special event on Feb 7th 3:45 - 5pm in Gleeson Atrium with award winning author Manuel Pastor and KQED reporter Marisa Lagos which will be featured on KQED radio. Please also check out the CRASE special blog issue featuring 18 USF faculty responding to his book. This event and the CRASE blog is an opportunity for USF students to critically engage with pressing issues in the Bay area. Please invite your students to this event. Let CRASE know if your students are coming so we can make seating arrangements. Email CRASE

Join us for an event with Manuel Pastor, author of State of Resistance: What California’s Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Mean for America’s Future. He will discuss his book and respond to the CRASE blog issue “Bright Future or Cautionary Tale? How the Bay Area Shapes the Future of the U.S.” where faculty across the university discuss recent social, legal, technological and environmental transformations in the Bay Area, some of which represent progress and others that signal deeper challenges moving forward. This event is co-sponsored by Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good.

Manuel Pastor
Dr. Manuel Pastor is a professor of Sociology and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, where he also serves as director of the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and as co-director of USC’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration. Dr. Pastor has received Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships as well as the 2012 Wally Marks Changemaker of the Year award from the Liberty Hill Foundation in Los Angeles.

Marisa Lagos
Marisa Lagos reports on state politics for the KQED California Politics and Government Desk, which uses radio, television and online mediums to explore the latest news in California’s Capitol and dig deeper into political influence in the Golden State. Before joining KQED, Lagos worked at the San Francisco Examiner and Los Angeles Times, and, most recently, for nine years at the San Francisco Chronicle where she covered San Francisco City Hall and state politics, focusing on the California legislature, governor, budget and criminal justice.