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LECTURE: Suddenly We Are Mexican-Americans

May 15, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Suddenly We Are Mexican-Americans: The White Anglo-Settler Imagination and National Identity Constructs in Southern California (1850s–1930s) 

Andrea Guerrero, MA

Saturday, May 15 @ 2:30 pm



Explore the origins of the Mexican-American identity as it formed in Southern California following the Mexican-American war in 1848. The discussion will examine the official government discourse, state and national policies, and social discourse that formed the exonym “Mexican-American” and the impact it had on people who were pushed to claim it.

Ample free parking is available.


May 15, 2022
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm


Rancho Los Cerritos
4600 Virginia Road
Long Beach, CA 90807 United States
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(562) 206-2040