Center of Mexican American Studies
Center of Mexican American Studies

CMAS PlaticArte: Alberto Ledesma

“From undocumented to college administrator: My hyper documented tale"

Wed, January 17, 2018 | Gordon-White Building Multi-Purpose Room | GWB 2.206 | The University of Texas at Austin

4:00 PM

Join us for a CMAS PlaticArte featuring Alberto Ledesma
Join us for a CMAS PlaticArte featuring Alberto Ledesma

Join us for a CMAS PlaticArte featuring a talk with artist Alberto Ledesma, entitled, "From undocumented to college administrator: My hyper documented tale."
 
Alberto Ledesma’s Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer is a hybrid memoir made up of cartoons and essays which all consider the same question—at what point can someone who has been a long-time undocumented immigrant living in the United States be considered an American in the making?
 
Besides working as a Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at UC Berkeley—from where he graduated three times over—Alberto Ledesma has also published academic articles and poetry, and four previous short stories: three in Con/Safos: A Chicana/o Literary Magazine, and one, as a chapbook, in Gary Soto’s Chicano Chapbook Series (#17). He has been a faculty member at CSU Northridge, Monterey Bay, and UC Berkeley. His essays have appeared in ColorLines and New American Media. He has also participated in Sandra Cisneros's Macondo Workshop and in the VONA Writers Workshop. His latest project, Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer, is a series of visual vignettes—drawings and prose—that focus on his experience as an undocumented immigrant student during the early 1980s.

Sponsored by: Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS)

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