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Always Running: A Conversation with Luis J. Rodriguez

The son of Mexican immigrants, Luis J. Rodriguez grew up in Watts and East Los Angeles. He began writing in his early teens and eventually won national recognition. From 2014-2016, Luis served as the official Poet Laureate of Los Angeles. For Luis poetry is soul talk, a prophetic act, a powerful means to enlarge one's presence in the world. Luis is also a novelist/memoirist/short story writer/children's book writer/essayist as well as a community & urban peace activist, mentor, healer, youth & arts advocate, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Luis is dedicated to a clean, balanced, abundant, cooperative, healing world. No more capitalist private property relations, exploitation, war, or inequities. "In essential things, unity; in nonessential things, liberty. In all things compassion."

Join us for a moderated discussion with Luis J. Rodriguez and Dr. Bidhan Roy, Cal State LA Professor of English. Rodriguez will discuss his book "Always Running - La Vida Loca: Gang Days in LA," our 2020 One Campus, One Book official selection. The author talk will be followed by a Q&A session with the Cal State LA community.

For those who are unable to attend the event, a recording will be available online for one week following the event.

Zoom link to register: https://calstatela.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_83AJK5k-Sx-n8TX4tLxuUw

Related LibGuide: One Campus, One Book 2020 - 2021 by Tiffanie Ford-Baxter

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
3:00pm - 4:00pm
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