|#e.6177||Monday 6:00PM to 7:00PM
August 18, 2008
CM | 1.00
The New Majority-Minority City
APA California Chapter, Northern Section
San Jose, CA
Dr. Glenna Matthews, a historian who has studied San Jose for 35 years, will explore how the city's past can help in understanding the possibilities presented by its future. She has learned that the treatment of people of color in the 19th century was not invariably shocking, and that European Catholic immigrants were often able to find opportunities denied to them elsewhere. Matthews argues that the city's history -- together with public policy decisions of the postwar period -- has positioned San Jose to model a truly multi-cultural city. She will focus particular attention on the rebirth of downtown San Jose and new vitality in East San Jose.