Yvette J. Saavedra at Vroman’s Bookstore

Thursday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m. –  Our friends at Pasadena’s Vroman’s Bookstore host Yvette J. Saavedra for a celebratory reading of her new book Pasadena Before the Roses. In Pasadena Before the Roses, historian Yvette J. Saavedra shows how Indigenous, Spanish, Mexican, and American groups each have redefined the meanings of land use to build their homes and their lives. This social and cultural history illustrates the interconnectedness of power, ideas of land use, and the negotiation of identity within multiple colonial moments.

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