Talks Feature Notable Latinos
‘Gustavo’s Awesome Lecture Series!’ Returns
Sept. 21, 2011 :: No. 26
Cal State Fullerton’s Chicana and Chicano Studies Department presents “Gustavo's Awesome Lecture Series!” beginning Sept. 29. The free, public lecture series will be presented throughout the fall semester at 6:30 p.m. in the Fullerton Public Library.
Gustavo Arellano, lecturer of Chicana and Chicano studies, created the series and will, as part of the program, conduct interviews of notable Mexican Americans who contribute to Orange County's Latino history.
Fullerton Public Library, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, 92832
Sept. 29 — The series starts with a discussion with cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz, creator of the nationally syndicated, politically themed daily comic strip “La Cucaracha,” which appears in scores of newspapers nationwide. He also produces editorial cartoons for L.A. Weekly and other publications.
Oct. 27 — Orange County Register editors Ron Gonzales and Theresa Cisneros, who write the paper’s “OC Latino Link” blog, will speak about their work and the reactions they get from readers.
Nov. 17 — Author Victoria Patterson, an English professor at UC Riverside, will talk about her novel “This Vacant Paradise” and short-story collection “Drift.” Arellano said Patterson “takes a brutal, no-nonsense approach to our diseased land, but writes it beautifully and still loves the county.”
Dec. 7 — The series wraps with presentations from students in Arellano’s “Barrio Studies” class. “I have students studying the many subaltern communities within Orange County’s Latino population,” Arellano said.
CSUF Chicana and Chicano Studies Department at 657-278-4815, or the Fullerton Public Library at 714-738-6333