Presentation part of Chicano/Latino Heritage Month

Luis Valdez, writer, director, actor and founding faculty member at CSU Monterey Bay, will give a talk on Oct. 8 as part of the university’s Chicano/Latino Heritage Month celebration.

Luis ValdezFounder and artistic director of El Teatro Campesino, Valdez is widely regarded as the father of Chicano theater in the U.S. His best-known works are Zoot Suit, La Bamba and Corridos, winner of the George Peabody Award.

He will talk about his experiences with the United Farm Workers in the 1960s, when El Teatro toured migrant camps with actos or one-act plays that educated, informed and empowered farmworkers.

He will also reflect on the Chicano movement and using theater as a tool for activism and social change. A question-and-answer session will follow his presentation.

The talk will be held in the World Theater at 7 p.m. The theater is located on Sixth Avenue, between A and B streets.

The event is free to the public, but a parking permit must be purchased from a dispenser on the parking lot or online. No tickets or reservations are needed.

Driving directions and a campus map are available here

The talk is sponsored by CSUMB’s Otter Cross Cultural Center and Student Activities and Leadership Development.

What: Talk by Luis Valdez
When: Tuesday, Oct. 8, 7 pm.
Where: World Theater, Sixth Avenue between A and B streets, CSUMB campus
Cost: Free, no tickets or reservations needed
Information: rzhang@csumb.edu