Rick Najera's Latino Thought Makers at Oxnard College

Oct. 12 show special guests Emilio Rivera, Wendy Carrillo and Ruben Navarrette Jr., hosted by Rick Najera

By Susie Albin-Najera
Published on LatinoLA: October 5, 2016

Rick Najera's Latino Thought Makers at Oxnard College

In collaboration with the Ventura County Community College District and Oxnard College, Rick Najera's Latino Thought Makers Live Series will return to the Oxnard College Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, October 12 at 7:00pm, kicking off its fourth season. Award-winning writer-director-producer and comedian, Rick Najera will host the series.

"Latino Thought Makers is a signature program that is special in showcasing successful Latinos who share insights about their careers with Oxnard College students and members of the community," said Dr. Bernard Luskin, Chancellor, Ventura County Community College District.

The season commencement, Latino Thought Makers: Hollywood & Politics, will feature a lively debate and discussion among special guests, including television and film star Emilio Rivera (Sons of Anarchy, CSI: NY, Law & Order, Gang Related, High Crimes, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind), nationally syndicated columnist Ruben Navarrette Jr. (The Washington Post, USA Today, MOSH), and political radio host Wendy Carrillo (KPWR's Knowledge is Power, Reported.ly HuffPost Live). Rick Najera (CBS, Hulu's East Los High, Mad TV, In Living Color) will host the show.

"Latino Thought Makers is an important series designed to educate, entertain and engage students and the community at large," said VCCCD Board Chair Larry Kennedy. "The program is geared toward showcasing diversity, talent and topical issues affecting the nation."

The successful series has showcased the careers of prominent Latinos in Hollywood including actors Edward James Olmos, Danny Trejo, Josefina Lopez, Luis Guzman, Esai Morales, the family of Cesar Chavez, creator (Carlos Portugal) and cast of Hulu's East Los High and many more.

View Latino Thought Makers: https://vimeo.com/127667928

"The Latino Thought Makers Series is a fantastic event that we're proud to sponsor again this year. We look forward to recognizing and celebrating Latino contributions to our community through this successful forum of learning and engagement," said president of Oxnard College, Cynthia E. Azari.

The Latino Thought Makers 2016-2017 Series dates include:
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - Hollywood & Politics
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - Holiday Concert Special featuring Broadway Star, Bianca Marroquin + more
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - Honoring Legendary Activist Dolores Huerta
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - Cinco de Mayo Comedy Special with Celebrity Guests

Latino Thought Makers will kick off its 2016-2017 series at Oxnard College Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, October 12 at 7:00pm at 4000 S. Rose Ave, Oxnard, CA 93033. Doors open at 6:30pm. The event is open to the public. Entrance and parking are FREE. A $5 donation is suggested to benefit the Oxnard College Foundation supporting student scholarships in the arts. Register for tickets on EventBrite to receive priority admission..

For more information on Latino Thought Makers, visit www.latinothoughtmakers.com

For TICKETS (priority admission): https://latinothoughtmakerspolitics.eventbrite.com

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