"Gustavo's Awesome Lecture Series!" Returns This Month to Fullerton Public Library with Lalo Alcaraz, OC Register Reporters--and More!

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After a summer hiatus, the lecture series (unfortunately titled "Gustavo's Awesome Lecture Series!"--not my choice) I host at the Fullerton Public Library in conjunction with Cal State Fullerton's Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies (where I lecture) returns next week on Sept. 29 with a visit by legendary cartoonista Lalo Alcaraz.

But wait: there's more!

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October 27 brings something seemingly downright bizarre: I'm inviting Orange County Register editors Ron Gonzales and Theresa Cisneros, the folks behind the paper's OC Latino Link blog, to come and shamelessly shill for their blog. Yeah, I shouldn't promote the competition, but I'm doing it because their blog provides something that's nearly unbelievable--positive words about Latinos in the Reg's universe. I will ask them about the paper's nasty readers, whom both Gonzales and Cisneros politely dispatch, but Mexis who do good in OC should view this as an opportunity to meet-and-great with the OC Latino Link team.


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November 17 brings someone I've wanted to host for a while: acclaimed author Victoria Patterson. Patterson is a professor of English at UC Riverside but is an OC native whose two books--the novel This Vacant Paradise and the short-story collection Drift--have won her numerous accolades from the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle and other egghead publications. Patterson takes a brutal, no-nonsense approach to our diseased land but writes it beautifully and still loves the county--between her and I this night, you'll never hear more love and hate toward OC in one sitting!

Finally, December 7 brings my Cal State Fullerton students to give presentations as their finals. I'm teaching Barrio Studies this year, which means I have students studying the many subaltern (how's THAT for academic-speak?) communities within OC's Latino population. Of course, we can't have a final without loncheras, so stay tuned for that list.

All events will start at 6:30 at the Fullerton Public Library. And I'll update this list as I confirm more guests. See you there!

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353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA

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909Jeff
909Jeff

chirp chirp...chirp chirp...chirp chirp...chirp chirp...chirp chirp...chirp chirp...chirp chirp...chirp chirp...chirp chirp...chirp chirp...chirp chirp...chirp chirp...

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Dude, don't you have a Mexican wife to take care of? Obviously, she doesn't know how to take care of her man if you're wasting your time here haha

909Jeff
909Jeff

She was out of town this night and I was bored... 

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