Forum on Inland economy set

Two well-known authors will be among those participating Tuesday in a forum on the impact of the economic crisis in the Inland area and ways to create a more economically just future for the region.

Mike Davis, a professor of creative writing at UC Riverside and author of several prize-winning books, will speak at the event, which begins at 7 p.m. at the Universalist Unitarian Church of Riverside, 3657 Lemon St. Also speaking will be Victor Valle, a Pulitzer-Prize-winning professor of ethnic studies at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.The forum, “The Empire Strikes Back: Organizing Inland,” is sponsored by UCR’s labor studies program and will also feature representatives from several labor unions and from the Inland Empire Day Laborer Congress.

David Olson,