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Dr. Cesar A. Cruz: Lecture

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Mar 19, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Rocklin Campus S 111 (Sewell Hall)
5100 Sierra College Blvd., Rocklin, CA 95677
Free and open to all
Reyes Ortega, reyesortega@sierracollege.edu

Dr. Cesar A Cruz is an educational innovator and writer. He will discuss his causes, books and goals.

Event Details

Events at SierraAs part of the La Semana Latina celebration, on Monday March 19 from 12:30 - 2pm, in Sewell Hall Rm. 111 on the Rocklin Campus, Dr. Cesar A. Cruz (teolol) will discuss his work, his books and his passion for educating young gang impacted/involved youth. 

About our presenter: 

Dr. Cesar A. Cruz has dedicated his life to fighting for justice. He was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico and migrated to the U.S. at a young age with a single mother and grandmother. He grew up in South Central L.A. and moved to the Bay Area to study. Cesar graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in History. He received his doctorate in Educational Leadership at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, becoming the first Mexican immigrant male to do so. He co-founded the independent school, Making Changes, out of his home, and has sought to create autonomous education spaces. For the last four years, he has overseen the Homies Empowerment Program serving gang impacted/involved youth in Oakland, CA. He is the author of two books, Revenge of the Illegal Alien, and Bang for Freedom. The recipient of the Jefferson Award for Public Service, Cesar currently serves as a Bridge Fellow for the national organization TNTP (The New Teacher Project), and is on the advisory board of the education policy organization Broader Bolder Approach to Education (BBA). Amidst all, he is proudest to be a husband, and father of three children: Olin, Amaru, and Quetzali. 

La Semana Latina: Latino History, Culture and Significance.

Event held at Sierra College

The Student Success Scorecard hints at the richness of diversity that uniquely defines Sierra College. As a college campus of higher learning, our obligation is to enhance knowledge by providing innovative and real-life programs of study for students and surrounding communities.

One distinct example is La Semana Latina: A concentrated look at Latino History, Culture and Significance.

During the month of March, Sierra College schedules an annual series of student programs and activities to help in our understanding of the beauty, complexity and diversity of the Latino community. Cited by the U.S. Census Bureau as the largest ethnic minority group in the nation, it is easy to see how the value of our understanding becomes essential and meaningful.

Please accept our invitation to visit and learn about the American experience of being Latino.

Sponsored by: RISE, ALAS (Advancing Latinx Achieving Success), and SEC (Student Engagement Centers)

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