State of Resistance

What California's Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Mean for America's Future

Professor Manuel Pastor's latest book looks at the last several decades of economic, social, and environmental transformations in California–and what they can tell us about the road ahead for the U.S.

Get it on or from a local bookstore like Eso Won Books, Chevalier’s Books, Bookshop Santa Cruz, and Vroman’s Bookstore here in the Golden State.

June - July 2018 Book Events and Signings
to Jul 1

June - July 2018 Book Events and Signings


Manuel Pastor will also hold book signings following his talks at the following events: 

  • June 7: The Kansas Health Foundation, Wichita
  • June 22: The National Conference on Local Governance, Denver

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5:30 PM17:30

State of Resistance Book Party - Los Angeles

Save the date, LA area friends!

State of Resistance Book Party
Wednesday, April 25, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

The California Endowment
1000 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Join us to celebrate the release of Manuel Pastor's latest book State of Resistance: What California's Dizzying Descent And Remarkable Resurgence Mean For America's Future. Charting the challenges that have faced California—and the social movements that have allied to bring about change—the book is described by Booklist as "[A] deeply engaging look at the sociopolitical landscape of the Golden State, and what it means for the rest of America." Ai-Jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and author of Age of Dignity, adds that “Everyone who’s concerned about our nation’s current direction should read this book—for insight and inspiration.”

Come early for a festive reception with music provided by DJ Sizzle, followed by an inspiring performance by spoken word artist Alina Amkhavong, a short talk by Manuel Pastor, and a panel discussion on the implications for movement-building today with Los Angeles City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-DawsonCathy Cha (Haas Jr. Fund), and Alma Hernandez (SEIU California)—all moderated by The California Endowment's President and CEO Dr. Robert K. Ross

This event is FREE, but please RSVP here



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to Apr 30

April 2018 Book Release Events and Signings!

Stay tuned for details and for future book events!

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California Bold: Leading Policies and Movements for Immigrant Integration
9:00 AM09:00

California Bold: Leading Policies and Movements for Immigrant Integration

The Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII) is hosting a conference at the University of Southern California (USC) to think about how California has been bold, how it can be bolder, and how we can embolden others to act for immigrant integration.

We are gathering people across sectors—researchers, advocates, policymakers, funders, business leaders, students, and grassroots groups to:

  • learn more about how to support policies and movements defending immigrant communities;
  • develop new alliances and tools and to deploy strategies;
  • and come away with a holistic and intersectional agenda for immigrant integration.  

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