Luis Valdez to be keynote speaker at César
Chávez Convocation May 16
Students, staff, and faculty are invited to recognize and celebrate
the life and legacy of César Chávez at the Second
Annual César Chávez Convocation on May 16
at 7 p.m. in the College Nine/College Ten Multipurpose Room.
Luis Valdez, artistic director and founder of El Teatro Campesino,
will be the keynote speaker.
Playwright, director, and filmmaker
Luis Valdez will be the keynote speaker at the César
Valdez is an acclaimed playwright and theater director, a filmmaker,
and screenwriter. He wrote Zoot Suit, the first Latino
play on Broadway, La Bamba, and many plays that involve
radical activist theater, including La Carpa De Los Rasquaches,
Corridos, El Fin Del Mundo, Soldado Razo, The Dark Root of a
Scream, and Mummified Deer. His work addresses the
Chicano experience in America. A biography of Luis Valdez, written
by Janice Albert for the California Writers Series, is available
online at www.cateweb.org/CA_Authors/Valdez.htm
Planning for the convocation is ongoing. If you are interested
in becoming involved or if you have any questions, call (831)
459-5608 or (831) 459-5449.
The César Chávez Convocation is sponsored by
Colleges Nine and Ten, El
Centro: Chicano Latino Resource Center, Educational Opportunity
Programs, and Oakes College.
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