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Show Me Your Papers: The Political Cartoons of Lalo Alcaraz

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Performing Arts & Humanities Building : Proscenium Theatre
Lalo Alcaraz, visual and media artist/writer 


The political cartoonist and film & TV writer, Lalo Alcaraz, will explore his history as an editorial cartoonist and creator of the first politically oriented and Latino themed syndicated daily comic strip, La Cucaracha. In this strip, Lalo chronicles the history of the modern Latino political movement in the U.S., starting with the rise of anti-immigrant laws like Prop 187 in California through Arizona SB 1070 and today's SB4 in Texas. Not to mention the current occupant of the White House. Laughs abound!


Bio: Lalo Alcaraz is an award winning visual and media artist and writer based in Los Angeles who chronicles the ascendancy of Latinos in the US. Lalo's graphic novel and cartoon books include: A Most Imperfect Union; Latino USA: A Cartoon History, 15th Anniversary Edition; Migra Mouse: Political Cartoons On Immigration; and La Cucaracha. Alcaraz was a writer and producer on the animated FOX TV show “Bordertown” and he is a consultant on the upcoming Day of the Dead-themed animated Pixar movie “COCO.” Alcaraz is the co-host of the satirical talk show, "The Pocho Hour of Power," heard on L.A.’s KPFK 90.7 FM.


Sponsored by the Latino/Hispanic Faculty Association;the Visual Arts Department; the Office of the Dean of the College of the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; the Dresher Center for the Humanities;the Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication Department; the Global Studies Department; and the Media and Communication Studies Department.
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