Nationally syndicated cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz speaks at the University of New Mexico on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 5:30 - 7 p.m. in the Honda Auditorium, located in George Pearl Hall, corner of Central and Cornell NE. Join Chicana and Chicano Studies, Southwest Hispanic Research Institute (SHRI) and SouthWest Organizing Project (SWOP) in welcoming Alcaraz to campus.
Alcaraz is a Mexican-American cartoonist, best known as author of the comic La Cucaracha, the first nationally syndicated, politically themed Latino daily comic strip. Alcaraz also contributes political cartoons for LA Weekly and hosts a radio show on KPKF called the "Pocho Hour of Power." He attended San Diego State University, where he received his bachelor's degree in Art and Environmental Design and a master’s degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Village Voice, the L.A. Times, Hispanic Magazine, Latina Magazine and many other publications.
Alcaraz and his work have been featured on CNN, the CBS Evening News, ABC, NBC, Univision, Telemundo, PBS, Al-Jazeera TV, NPR, Air America Radio and on Spain’s Radio Nacional de España. Mi Ciudad Magazine named him “Best Latino Cartoonist in Los Angeles.” Lalo has also been featured by Rolling Stone Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, Associated Press, Editor & Publisher and profiled extensively in the Comics Journal.
For more information call 505-277-6414.