30 Years Later: Los Angeles 1992 / Sa-I-Gu / Los quemazones

deadline for submissions: 
July 11, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 

Panel Abstract: 

Where does public history end and personal narrative begin? Practically everyone in the United States during the 1990s saw the footage of LAPD officers beating Rodney King, a Black motorist. Known by many names, the events that followed the acquittal of the four charged LAPD officers also took over television sets and radio waves far and wide. What the nightly news denounced as “the Riots,” others articulated as part of a resistance by the name of “No Justice, No Peace.”

2022 marks 30 years since April 29th, 1992 prompting a revisiting of the events in Los Angeles that continue to reverberate to this day. The narratives crafted about Los Angeles in 1992 frame our understanding about the events—the stories we tell shape the reality around us. This session aims to explore the narratives around April 29, 1992, as (re)told by the multicultural communities of Los Angeles.


Submission Information:

Submit paper proposals online by July 11th: https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/18517

Send any questions to Andrea Delgado at ad284@humboldt.edu


Info about PAMLA:

PAMLA 2022 will be held in Los Angeles, California at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel between Friday morning, November 11th, and Sunday night, November 13th, 2022. More information about PAMLA here: https://www.pamla.org/pamla2022/