Author and journalist Eric Nusbaum will discuss his new book, Stealing Home: Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and the Lives Caught in Between with Los Angeles Times columnist and author Gustavo Arellano at 6:30pm tonight, September 24. Stealing Home Stealing Home is a story about baseball, family, the American Dream, and the fight to turn Los Angeles into a big-league city. The hills that cradle Dodger Stadium were once home to three vibrant Mexican-American communities. In the early 1950s, these communities were condemned and promised new housing were taken off the table to make way for the construction of Dodger Stadium. The ensuing confrontation captivated the nation and the divisive outcome still echoes through Los Angeles today.
Registration for the free virtual event is available at www.GLAC.info/BeTheChange. This is part of the Be the Change Series, which focusses on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Antiracism.
Eric Nusbaum is a writer and former editor at VICE. His work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, The Daily Beast, Deadspin, and the Best American Sports Writing anthology.
Gustavo Arellano, in addition to being a columnist for the Los Angeles Times, is a long-time investigative reporter and author of ¡Ask a Mexican! and Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America.
Be The Change Series: Inclusion – Diversity – Equity – Antiracism The Stealing Home event launches Glendale Library, Arts & Culture’s (GLAC) and the Southern California Library Cooperative’s 10-month long series of educational programming that will elevate culturally diverse and artistic voices. The Be The Change Series: Inclusion – Diversity – Equity – Antiracism, takes place in conjunction with such commemorations as Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, American Indian Heritage Month, Black History Month, the Armenian Genocide Remembrance.
This program is brought to you by Glendale Library, Arts & Culture and the Southern California Library Cooperative, with funding provided for by the City of Glendale Arts and Culture Commission.