Lessons from an Activist Intellectual by Jose Zapata Calderon, co-founder of the Latino/a Round Table
Forum and Book Signing
Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 7 pm Free
This book provides examples of how an academician can combine the roles of teacher, researcher, and activist with a community-based critical pedagogy for democracy and empowerment. This book discusses the interconnections made between José Calderón’s pedagogy and his history as an immigrant, student, social movement leader, researcher, professor, and community organizer. At the same time, it provides examples of an interactive, intercultural, and interdisciplinary pedagogy that involves both students and community participants as both teachers and learners in social change projects. This style of pedagogy has a particular salience for historically excluded individuals from diverse racial, class, gender, and sexual orientation backgrounds, for whom the educational experience can be both an alienating and empowering experience.
Teatro Urbano presents
Detective Sanchez: The Ortiz Case
Tickets $15 if you can. $12 for seniors, students, & Pomona Residents
“Los Angeles in the 1950’s was a smog filled city, but there was an air of innocence…”
The play opens to the sound of the Blues with a narration that sets the mood and rhythm by Raul Lopez, a onetime middle weight contender, who owns and operates, La Mecca, a bar in Boyle Heights.
Lopez quickly begins to tell the story of his friend and drinking buddy, Rudy Sanchez, or better known in the barrios of Los Angeles, Detective Sanchez. In the hot summer of 1950, Lopez defends a woman with a problem. Her son, Chuy Ortiz has been accused of murder. Sanchez has to prove the innocence of this young man, but one problem Sanchez is a drunk…le gustaba la borachara, as Lopez points out.
November 21, 2015 5 pm Free
Gallery Talk with
Artist / Activist Paul Botello
Paul has murals all over LA County including Pizter College and Ceasr Chavez Park in Pomona. He is a font of knowledge for the subject of art and activism.
Please join us !
Closing Aztlan Reception 6 – 8 pm