City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and The Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
The Office of Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell hosted it’s October Racial Justice Learning Exchange Book Club on Dr. Kelly Lytle Hernandez’s groundbreaking book City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771-1965.
The discussion centered on the history of settler colonialism in California and its connection to the incarceration system in Los Angeles that disproportionately impacts Black and Brown people.
Attendees also watched the City of Inmates book trailer.
About the Author: Dr. Lytle Hernandez is the winner of the MacArthur Genius Fellowship, a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board of Directors, and an elected member of the American Society of Historians.
Celebrating, Elevating, and Facilitating Racial Justice Leadership in the Second District
The Second District Racial Justice Learning Exchange (RJLE) is an initiative of the Office of Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell that brings district residents, County, civic and community leaders together to learn from and celebrate our diversity, confront biases and inspire meaningful steps to eliminate structural racism.