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What Does California Mean?
Visions and Voices
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 : 7:00pm to 9:00pm

University Park Campus
Andrus Gerontology Center
Leonard Davis Auditorium

Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.


Explore the remarkable history and multiple meanings of California with a panel of experts who will analyze California from a variety of perspectives. Panelists will include Janet Fireman, chief curator emeritus of the history collections at the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History and editor of California History; Ruth Wilson Gilmore, chair of the American studies and ethnicity department at USC; author and City of Lakewood public-information officer D.J. Waldie; California Council for the Humanities former executive director James Quay; California state librarian emeritus and USC university professor Kevin Starr; and William Deverell, director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West (ICW).

In addition to the discussion, ICW will sponsor an essay contest open to all USC undergraduate students on the changing meaning of California over time.

Organized by William Deverell (History) and the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West.

For further information on this event:
visionsandvoices@usc.edu