Theater as Activism Panel Discussion on the Chicano Teatro Movement

Professional director and leading authority on contemporary Chicana/o and U.S. Latina/o TheatreJorge Huerta, PhDwill be moderator for a fascinating panel discussion, 24 p.m.Oct. 14, about the origin and politics of the Chicano Teatro Movement, the work created by the Teatristas and the recent growth of Latinx coalition-building in the American Theatre. Featured panelists include Evelina Fernández, a prominent figure in the Latino/a theater and film communityOlivia Chumacerofounding member of El Teatro Campesinoa Latino theater company based in the historic Mission San Juan Bautista, and Raul CardonaUC San Diego theater alumnus and member of El Teatro Campesino. Hosted by the Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main Street, Ventura, the panel will be an intergenerational, interactive conversation remembering and celebrating the Chicano Teatro Movement. Free for members; $5 for non-members. For more information, visit www.venturamuseum.org or call 805-653-0323.