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The Backstreet to the American Dream

February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Humanities Institute
(909) 621-8237


Award-winning journalist, filmmaker, and director of Masa Revolution: The Backstreet to the American Dream, Patricia Nazario examines how Mexican immigrants, in their quest for economic opportunity, inspired a global food truck phenomenon. Food trucks were a fixture in Latino neighborhoods long before they became trendy destinations for fancy feasts. But worldwide popularity isn’t necessarily paving L.A. streets with gold for all food truck vendors.


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