UH-Clear Lake: Empowering Latinos Symposium

Looks like UHCL wins the prize for best Diez y Seis event in 2013 with their Empowering Latinos Symposium to be held on Monday, September 16.

An author and a filmmaker share their inspiring messages during the “Empowering Latinos Symposium” scheduled for Sept. 16 at University of Houston-Clear Lake, an event hosted by the university’s Office of Intercultural and International Student Services in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. The symposium will be held in the Bayou Building, Garden Room, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058.

From 1 – 3 p.m., University of Texas at Arlington Professor of Political Science Jose Angel Gutierrez will discuss Chicano leader Cesar Chavez and the challenges faced by Chavez and other farm worker organizers in the 1960s and 1970s. Gutierrez is a social activist and key figure in founding the Mexican American Unity Council and the Raza Unida Party.

Filmmaker Juan Valadez will present his new film at 4 p.m. “Prejudice and Pride” delves into the complexities of the Chicano movement. Valadez, born into a family of migrant workers in El Paso, Texas, has produced and directed nationally broadcast documentaries for 16 years. Following the film, Gutierrez and Valadez will discuss the movie and take questions from the audience.

I wonder if a Texas State alum can sneak in?

 

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