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Alvaro Huerta

Alvaro Huerta

Dr. Alvaro Huerta is an assistant professor of Urban & Regional Planning and Ethnic & Women’s Studies at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He is the author of "Reframing the Latino Immigration Debate: Towards a Humanistic Paradigm," by San Diego State University Press (2013) and the forthcoming book "Latina/o Immigrant Communities in the Xenophobic Era of Trump and Beyond." Dr. Huerta holds a Ph.D. in city and regional planning from UC Berkeley. He also holds an M.A. in urban planning and a B.A. in history — both from UCLA..

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Black-and-white photograph of Salomon Chavez Huerta and Carmet Mejia Huerta circav 1954. | Courtesy of Alvaro Huerta
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From Land Owners to 'Criminals': An Expert's Personal Reflection on Mexican Migration

While Mexican immigrants continue to be demonized and characterized as “criminals,” “drug dealers,” “rapists,” “illegal aliens” and “invaders” by American leaders and millions of citizens, they have essentially become “foreigners in their own land.
Brown Beret protesters in 1994. | David Prasad/Flickr/Creative Commons
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Educate, Agitate and Organize: Lessons on Community Organizing in Latinx Communities

As a Boyle Heights native, Alvaro Huerta recollects the legacy of community organizing within the Chicana/o-Latina/o communities and gives advice on how to sustain that activism.
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