Demographics, Equity, and the Arts

Tuesday, February 7, 2:00 EDT/ 11:00 PDT [PASSED]
Dr. Manuel Pastor, University of Southern California

Session 1 of the  2012 Web Conference Series
A recording of this presentation is available here.

This series is free to the staff and board members of GIA member organizations. The fee for nonmembers is $35 per session.


Join Dr. Manuel Pastor as he reprises his celebrated keynote presentation from the 2011 GIA Conference in San Francisco. Dr. Pastor will again address demographic changes, as illuminated by the 2010 Census and other population and economic data, and use these trends to illustrate present and future race and equity scenarios. Binding these scenarios to social justice strategies, and social justice strategies to arts participation strategies, Dr. Pastor will illustrate how equity, inclusion, and the arts are imperative to economic and social sustainability.

Presenter Bio:
Dr. Manuel Pastor is Professor of Geography and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California where he also serves as Director of USC's Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and co-Director of USC's Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration. A founding director of the Center for Justice, Tolerance, and Community at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Pastor holds an economics Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has received grants from The James Irvine Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Foundation, the National Science Foundation, William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, the California Environmental Protection Agency, the California Wellness Foundation, among others. In recent years, his research has focused on the economic, environmental, and social conditions facing low-income urban communities in the U.S. He has also conducted research on Latin American economic conditions. Dr. Pastor writes and speaks frequently on issues of demographic change, economic inequality, and community empowerment.