California: Past Imagined, Present Innovation, and Future Sustainability

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
When: 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Location: 
Friends of the Libraries, DML 240

Paradise. Extreme. Mythic. Beauty. Engineered. Fertile. Diverse. Dream. Creativity. Sunshine. Noir. Future. No single word or image captures California. The Golden State is as diverse as it is iconic, as much myth as it is harsh reality. Simply put, California is a complicated place and idea. This three-day workshop will explore the state in all of its identities and offerings through a thorough examination of how it has been imagined and experienced, its creative and innovative nature, and its role in shaping and leading the future. Please join us Wednesday, August 26th at 5:15 pm for a special public reception featuring USC Professor Manuel Pastor in conversation with 41st Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa. Please Note: Reception Begins at 5:15 and Event Begins at 5:45