Center of Mexican American Studies
Center of Mexican American Studies

CMAS Plática: Mando Rayo

"Que Vivan Los Tacos!"

Tue, October 10, 2017 | Room 2.206 (Multi-Purpose Room), Gordon-White Building (GWB), The University of Texas at Austin

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Join us for a CMAS Plática featuring Mando Rayo
Join us for a CMAS Plática featuring Mando Rayo

This plática is designed to bridge community and academic communities around the legacies of Texas food culture, and the diversity of the ubiquitous "taco" as an icon of Mexican American community life in the U.S. Mando Rayo will discuss the inspirations for collaborating on his book, The Tacos of Texas, his love of tacos, and Latino storytelling in the 21st century.

Mando Rayo’s experience is deep-rooted in Latino and multicultural communities. Mando is a digital story-teller and uses his Latino identity to inspire and build bridges through his multicultural marketing agency (Mando Rayo + Collective) and his books (The Tacos of Texas, Austin Breakfast Tacos). From working with Whataburger, People en Español, Beef Loving Texans, KLRU-TV, Austin PBS, The New Philanthropists and local nonprofits, Mando shares our stories through food, culture, video documentaries and digital platforms. Mando's work has been featured on Bon Appetite Magazine, The Food Network, NPR, The New York Times, SXSW and is currently working on a digital public media travel show pilot through ITVS.

Sponsored by: Center for Mexican American Studies

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