The University Record, April 2, 1996

Tribute to Chavez will be April 12 

Nationally syndicated columnists Patrisia Gonzales and Roberto Rodriguez, whose "Latino Spectrum" is carried by dozens of newspapers nationwide, will lead a ceremony of remembrance and give a free, public talk in honor of the late Cesar Chavez at 1:30 p.m. April 12 in the Michigan League's Henderson Room.

Sponsored by the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives, the ceremony and lecture will be followed by a reception at 3 p.m. at the same location.

In addition to their syndicated column, Gonzales and Rodriguez can be heard on national radio programs on Radio Bilingue and Pacifica News Network. They are currently completing a book on the racial and cultural mix in America, and a collection of their columns is scheduled for release early next year.

Gonzales, who teaches journalism at the University of Texas, El Paso, has worked as a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Tucson Citizen and Corpus Christi Caller, and is writing a book on the emerging human rights movement in Mexico.

Rodriguez, a senior writer for Black Issues in Higher Education , has written for the Washington Post, USA Today and La Opinion, the nation's largest Spanish-language daily. He also has written a book on police brutality and has another on the same topic due out next year.

In addition to their talk, Gonzales and Rodriguez will conduct a workshop on the legacy of Chavez with local junior high and high school students April 11. For more information, call Margarita Garcia, 936-1045.