Distinguished Lecture “The Latino Middle and Upper Classes” – Oct 13

The RFA Distinguished Lecture on“The Latino Middle and Upper Classes: Mobility, Identities, Mobilization” with Jody Agius Vallejo, Associate Professor, Sociology/American Studies & Ethnicity
Associate Dir., Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, took place on Friday, October 13, 2017 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm in the Davis School of Gerontology, Auditorium.

Too often media and politicians cast Latinos –especially those of Mexican-origin — as criminals, uneducated, and likely to experience downward mobility over the generations where they become mired in poverty. However, a Latino middle class and upper class is emerging in California. How do Latinos ascend into middle and upper classes? How does President Trump’s nativist rhetoric affect Latino identities, mobility and mobilization?

Thank you to Dr. Calvin Lau for taking photos at this event!

Professor Jody Agius Vallejo before the lecture


Professor Jody Agius Vallejo


Dr. Jerome Walker


Dr. Walker, Professor Jody Agius Vallejo, and Dr. Victor Webb (from left to right)


RFA attendees Jack and JoAnn Conley, Claire Sekiguchi (from left to right)


Intergenerational attendance