UNO's Office of Latino/Latin American Studies in collaboration with UNO MavForensics, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, and the English Department are hosting a talk with Joaquin Zihuatanejo on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 11:30 A.M. in the MBSC Nebraska Room.
Dr. Ramon Guerra, Associate Professor of English and OLLAS faculty member will introduce the talk and explain the importance of Testimonios in the Latino youth. Joaquín Zihuatanejo is a poet, spoken word artist, and award-winning teacher.
Born and raised in the barrio of East Dallas, in his work Joaquín strives to capture the duality of the Chicano culture. Sometimes brutal, but always honest his work depicts the essence of barrio life, writing about a youth that existed somewhere between the streets of the barrio and the dream wanderings of a boy who found refuge in a world of stories and poems.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Joaquín is also hosting a writer's workshop on Nov. 10, "Writing for Success", where he will teach skills to help you create and develop the best essay by telling your authentic story.
About the OLLAS Charla Series
The name of the series, Charla, means "chat" in English. Established in 2003, the series was created to engage the UNO and greater Omaha community in informed and informal conversations about Latino and Latin American related issues. Each event in the series is free and open to the public.
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