On May 13, 2015, at the UCLA Chicano Studies Center (CSRC), expert panelists discussed the successful organizing campaign of a small group of Latino gardeners in conjunction with a few Chicana/o activists against the City of Los Angeles's draconian leaf blower ban, charging jardineros or gardeners with a misdemeanor, a $1,000 fine, and up to 6 months in jail.
Dr. Alvaro Huerta, Asst. Prof. of Urban & Regional Planning and Ethnic & Women's Studies, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Adrian Alvarez, Community Activist & Co-founder of ALAGLA
Scott L. Cummings, Prof. of Law, UCLA School of Law
Victor Narro, Project Director, UCLA Labor Center; Lecturer in Law, UCLA School of Law
To learn more on this historic grassroots movement of a disenfranchised ethnic niche, see Alvaro Huerta and Alfonso Morales's essay, "The Formation of a Grassroots Movement: The Association of Latin American Gardeners of Los Angeles Challenges City Hall" in Aztl?ín: A Journal of Chicano Studies (Fall 2014).
Organized by the CSRC and cosponsored by the UCLA C?®sar E. Ch?ívez Dept. of Chicana/o Studies, David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law, UCLA Department of History, UCLA Department of Urban Planning, UCLA International Institute, UCLA International Program on International Migration, UCLA Latin American Institute, UCLA Labor Center, UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, plus URBAN-LA.
Dr. Alvaro Huerta:
Dr. Alvaro Huerta is an Assistant Professor of Urban & Regional Planning / Ethnic & Women's Studies, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Author's website