The Santa Monica Conservancy is thrilled to announce our upcoming lecture focused on the Mexican American community in Santa Monica, Santa Monica Mosaic: The Pico Neighborhood on Wed., June 9 at 5 p.m. via Zoom.

Join Santa Monica College professor and Pico native Jaime Cruz as he takes us through the various chapters of the district’s evolution, from the early 20th century to present day. Learn about the history of the area’s Mexican business districts and vibrant residential neighborhoods, as well as the challenges this community has faced, including policing and gentrification, urban redevelopment and disruption from the Santa Monica Freeway, which forced out thousands of families.

This event is free for members and $10 for the general public. Donations of $45 or more include a one-year membership and free admission to this and future Mosaic lectures.

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