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On July 19, 2014, Fitch Fellow Edgar Garcia (2013) formally presented his Chicano Architecture research project at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Conference in Los Angeles. Edgar participated in a panel titled “Preserving Places That Matter in American Latino History: Community Empowerment.”

The NCLR conference is one of the leading national gatherings of Latino policy makers in the United States, and Edgar’s presentation was met with wonderful enthusiasm by both fellow presenters and audience members. This exposure of the project to a national audience and the ensuing interactions had the added benefit of opening doors to additional research opportunities — in particular in cities like San Francisco, Denver, and San Antonio — as Edgar’s research continues.

For more on the NCLR Conference, click here.

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