In this episode of The Dream Deferred, we are joined by USC Professor and economist Manuel Pastor, who discusses his book, State of Resistance: What California's Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Means for America's Future. Pastor’s research focuses on the economic, environmental, and social conditions facing low-income, urban communities. Our conversation addresses Trump’s impact on California, the racial generation gap, labor militancy, and the “great awakening,” as well as “solidarity economics” and the vital contributions of social movement actors.
Special thanks to the Mellon Foundation’s Sawyer Seminars for supporting this podcast.
Produced, edited, and sound designed by Molly McAnany.
Edited by Adam Burston.
Co-produced by Lisa Parks, France Winddance Twine, and Kim Yasuda.
All music in this episode courtesy of Soundstripe.
Cover art by Dani Kwan.
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This podcast was funded by a 2021-22 Andrew Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar grant in support of “Race, Precarity and Privilege: Migration in a Global Context" at UC Santa Barbara. For more information on this interdisciplinary collaboration and Co- PIs see: https://raceandmigrationucsb.org.