Hector Tobar

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 Oct. 21, 2005

Margie Yu
Public Affairs Specialist 
(323) 343-3047



Cal State L.A. 
Office of Public Affairs 
(323) 343-3050 
Fax: (323) 343-6405

For immediate release:
Hector Tobar, Acclaimed Author/Journalist,
Discusses a New American Identity
at a Cal State L.A. Symposium

California State University, Los Angeles presents an evening with Hector Tobar, where he will share his life experience and talk about his new nonfiction book, Translation Nation: Defining a New American Identity in the Spanish-Speaking United States. A book signing will follow the presentation and discussion.

Hector Tobar is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist with the Los Angeles Times Mexico City Bureau. Tobar is also the author of the acclaimed novel, The Tattooed Soldier, addressing war in Guatemala, and immigrants and homelessness in Los Angeles.

Thursday, November 3, 2005, 6:00 p.m.

Cal State L.A. Golden Eagle Ballroom. The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Freeway, at the interchange of the 10 and 710 Freeways. Public parking is available in Lots C or G, or the top level of North Parking Structure 2.

The symposium is cosponsored by the CSULA English Department (Barry Munitz Fund), MEChA, EOP, College of Arts and Letters, College of Natural and Social Sciences, the Department of Anthropology, Latin American Society, the Department of the Chicano Studies, and the Chicano/Latino University Association.

Free to the public. For more information, contact Dionne Espinoza, assistant professor of Chicano Studies at Cal State L.A., (323) 343-5348.

Working for California since 1947: The 175-acre hilltop campus of California State University, Los Angeles is at the heart of a major metropolitan city, just five miles from Los Angeles’ civic and cultural center. More than 20,000 students and 185,000 alumni—with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds--reflect the city’s dynamic mix of populations. Six colleges offer nationally recognized science, arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education and humanities programs, among others, led by an award-winning faculty. Cal State L.A. is home to the critically-acclaimed Luckman Jazz Orchestra and to a unique university center for gifted students as young as 12. Among programs that provide exciting enrichment opportunities to students and community include a noted alternative energy technology initiative; an NEH- and Rockefeller-supported humanities center; a NASA-funded center for space research; and a growing forensic science program, to be housed in the Los Angeles Regional Crime Lab now under construction. www.calstatela.edu

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