In Times of Crisis: How Has America Responded?


Al Camarillo

Saturday, April 25th, 6-7pm PT / 9-10pm ET
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In Times of Crisis: How Has America Responded?
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How have Americans & their leaders responded in times of crisis? Join acclaimed Stanford historian Al Camarillo for this timely discussion. Event Description: In times of uncertainty and crisis in American history, how has the nation responded? In this timely talk, award-winning Stanford professor Al Camarillo will discuss the ways Americans and their leaders have navigated challenging and life-altering events throughout our history. We’ll explore cases such as the Great Depression, WWII, 9/11, and of course, our current global crisis of COVID-19. Event Location: This event will take place online via Zoom, a free video-conferencing tool. New to Zoom? After you buy your ticket, you'll receive an email with step-by-step instructions on how to use it, and you'll be a pro in no time! Al’s Bio: Al Camarillo is the Leon Sloss Jr. Memorial Professor and Professor of American History, Emeritus, at Stanford University. Camarillo’s storied career at Stanford began in 1975, when he was appointed in the Department of History. He is widely regarded as one of the founders of ethnic studies, especially the field of Mexican American history and Chicano studies. Al has published seven books and dozens of articles on the history of Mexican Americans and other communities of color. He is the only faculty member in the history of Stanford to receive six of the highest awards for excellence in teaching and service to the university. He was born and raised in Compton and is an alumnus of UCLA (BA ‘70, Ph.D. ’75). Al has lectured widely across the nation at universities and public history events. He is a frequent contributor to History Channel films and documentaries and the past president of the Organization of American Historians and the American Historical Association-Pacific Coast Branch. In recognition of his important role as a leader in the Latino community, Camarillo has received several awards, including the California State Latino Legislative Caucus “True Latino Sprit” Award, 2019; Mayor’s Award for Contributions to Diversity, City of Menlo Park, 2009; La Familia Award, Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley, 2007; Top Ten Most Influential Hispanic Educators in Silicon Valley, 2007; Community Star Award, Gentry Magazine, December 1999. About Speakeasy: Speakeasy offers intimate events with compelling speakers and performers online via Zoom. Learn more about Speakeasy and check out a list of all of our events.

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