As part of the three-week series, The Latin Wave: Exploring Myth, Illusion and Cultural Appropriation, join us for panel-led reflections on the portrayal of Latinos in early Hollywood with invited speakers from the worlds of journalism, academia, and the entertainment industry.
The symposium is free and takes place at the Grapevine Room in the Adult Recreation Center adjacent to the Playhouse.
Dr. Margie Brown-Coronel: Assistant Professor of History, Cal State University Fullerton
Dr. Martha Gonzalez: artist/activist; musician with Grammy winning band Quetzal; performer in They Shoot Mexicans, Don’t They?; Assistant Professor, Intercollegiate Department of Chicana/o Latina/o Studies, Scripps College.
Dr. Catherine Gudis: Associate Professor of History, and Director Public History Program, UC Riverside: Co-curator of The Latin Wave exhibition
Dennis Romero: Journalist, LA Weekly staff writer; also published in Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times
Dr. Laura Isabel Serna: Associate Professor, USC School of Cinematic Arts and author of Making Cinelandia: American Films and Mexican Film Culture before the Golden Age.
This event is co-produced by the Mission Playhouse and About…Productions and is part of the Mission Playhouse Community Engagement Program,Engage! This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, with additional support from UC Riverside.