David G. García to Speak on School Segregation for the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association

Scholar of history and education to give presentation about origins and evolution of racially separate and unequal schools in Oxnard, California.

David G. García, UCLA associate professor of education, will deliver a keynote during the virtual Camarillo Family Latina/o Scholars Luncheon, presented by the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, on Friday, Aug. 7, 12-2 p.m., PST. He will discuss his recent book, “Strategies of Segregation: Race, Residence, and the Struggle for Educational Equality,”  which examines the legacy of racial inequality within and beyond schools in Oxnard, California. 

In “Strategies of Segregation,” which spans 1903 to 1974, García exposes a separate and unequal school system and its purposeful links with racially restrictive housing covenants. He weaves archival sources with powerful oral accounts of Mexican Americans and African Americans who experienced and protested discrimination.

Professor García’s research examines the interconnectivity of history and education, with a focus on local educational histories of Mexican Americans; Chicana/o teatro as public revisionist history; and the pedagogy of Hollywood’s urban school genre. 

He earned his Ph.D. in U.S. History, his M.A. in Latin American Studies, and his bachelor’s degree in Sociology at UCLA.

To attend the PCB-AHA Camarillo Family Latina/o Scholars Luncheon on Aug. 7 from 12-2 p.m, visit this link for Zoom information. The flyer also includes a discount code from UC Press for “Strategies of Segregation.”

Visit this link for García’s recent co-authored article, “Recovering Our Past: A Methodological Reflection” (with Tara J. Yosso) in the History of Education Quarterly.