Paul A. Ortiz, an associate professor in the department of community studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, will speak at Hartnell College on Wednesday, Oct. 18.
The talk will start at 12:30 p.m. in room 125 of the Performing Arts Facility. It is free and open to the public.
An expert in U.S. social and political history, he also conducts research in several other fields, including African American history, Latino studies, and the history of farm labor.
UCSC's community studies department integrates knowledge and methodologies from the social sciences and humanities to examine theory and practice in a variety of social justice areas.
Ortiz is co-author of Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South and the recipient of the 2002 Lillian Smith Book Prize. His newest book is titled Emancipation Betrayed: The Hidden History of Black Organizing and White Violence in Florida from Reconstruction to the Bloody Election of 1920.
For more information on the Oct. 18 talk, call (831) 755-6731.