Latino Thought Makers: with Rick Najera & special guest Lisa Vidal & Ernesto Castillo

I telling you man I am a lucky one. On Wednesday August 26, 2015. I had the good fortune to attend a very emotive and inspirational installment of Rick Najera’s Latino Thought Makers series hosted at Oxnard College.

The Latino Thought Makers Series is an important initiative designed to engage, educate and entertain students of Oxnard College, the city of Oxnard and greater Ventura County communities.

The successful series has showcased the careers of the most prominent Latinos in Hollywood including actors Edward James Olmos, Esai Morales, the family of Cesar Chavez, the creator and cast of Hulu’s East Los High and more.

Award-winning writer-director Rick Najera is Artistic Development Director for the third consecutive season of the Oxnard College Institute for Latino Performing Arts.

Rick Najera is a writer-director-producer-speaker and author working in all forms of entertainment. Currently, Najera is a staff writer on Hulu’s hugely popular show, East Los High and director of the CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase for the 11th consecutive year which has developed more breakout television and film stars in the industry than any other network today under his tutelage. Najera also speaks nationwide on a variety of topical issues including themes from his memoir, Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywood.

The BEST part about all of this is All performances are free (unless otherwise noted) and open to the public.


See you all at the next Latino Thought Makers installment featuring special guest Marco Antonio Regil and Scott Montoya

on Thursday September 24, 2015

@ Oxnard College Performing Arts Center

4000 South Rose Ave. Oxnard, CA 93033


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