San Jose City College is proud to present a Latino Heritage Month guest lecture by Luis Valdez, Founding Artistic Director of El Teatro Campesino. Luis is regarded as one of the most important and influential American playwrights living today. His internationally renowned, and Obie award-winning theater company, El Teatro Campesino (The Farm Workers’ Theater) was founded by Luis in 1965 – in the heat of the United Farm Workers (UFW) struggle and the Great Delano Grape Strike in California’s Central Valley.
As an educator, he has taught at the University of California, Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, Fresno State University and was one of the founding professors of CSU Monterey Bay. He is the recipient of honorary doctorates from, among others, the University of Rhode Island, the University of South Florida, Cal Arts, the University of Santa Clara and his alma mater, San Jose State University. Mr. Valdez was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. In 2007, he was awarded a Rockefeller fellowship as one of the fifty US Artists so honored across the United States.
This event is sponsored by San Jose City College President's Arts & Lecture Series - Latino Education Association
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