Whittier College News Release
Whittier CollegeOffice of Public Relations 13406 Philadelphia St. P.O. Box 634 Whittier, CA 90608-0634
March 10, 2003 Reference: 02/03:67
Contact: Gabriela Baez or Caye Brundage Riley at (562) 907-4974
Author Richard Rodriguez to Speak at Whittier College
WHAT: Richard Rodriguez, author, essayist, and cultural observer, will give a public lecture on “Columbus, Nixon and the Meaning of Hispanics”WHEN: 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 18 WHERE: The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier
College 13406 Philadelphia Street, Whittier COST: Free tickets, but reservations are required.
Richard Rodriguez, is the author of Brown: The Last Discovery of
America, Days of Obligation: An Argument with My Mexican Father
and Hunger of Memory.
Rodriguez is also an editor at the Pacific News Service in San Francisco. He is
a contributing editor for Harper’s magazine and the Sunday “Opinion”
section of the Los Angeles Times. He has been a regular essayist on the
NewsHour with Jim Lehrer since the early 1990s. He has published
articles in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time,
and numerous other newspapers and magazines.
In his book Brown, Rodriguez writes about the Nixon Administration’s role in creating affirmative action, in “redefining America as an idea in five colors: White. Black. Yellow. Red. Brown. ... Because of Nixon, several million Americans were baptized Hispanic.”
INFORMATION: Tickets are available by calling the Shannon Center Box Office at (562) 907-4203.
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