Rafael Jesús González
"Lecturas de Recuerdo/Readings of Remembrance"
Wednesday, November 4, 2009, 7:30 PM
SAGRADA 4926 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
near 51st Street
This event is FREE and all are welcome
As professor of literature and creative writing, Rafael has taught at the University of Oregon, Western State Collage of Colorado, Central Washington State University, the University of Texas, El Paso, and at Laney College, Oakland, where he founded the Department of Mexican and Latin-American Studies. He also has taught in the public elementary and high schools under the Poets in the Classroom program.
In 1996, he was named Poet in Residence at the Oakland Museum of California. In July 2006 he was named Universal Ambassador of Peace, Universal Ambassador Peace Circle, Geneva, Switzerland. Rafael was recently honored by the City of Berkeley for his life's work in writing, art, teaching, activism for social justice and peace, and community work. He currently sits on the Latino Advisory Council of the Oakland Museum of California.