Daniel Solórzano, Ph.D., is the director of UC/ACCORD and a a professor of social science and comparative education in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is also a professor in the Chicana and Chicano Studies department and Women’s Studies. His teaching and research interests include critical race and gender studies on the educational access, persistence and graduation of underrepresented minority undergraduate and graduate students in the United States. Solorzano has authored more than 60 articles, book chapters and reports on issues of educational access and equity for underrepresented minority populations in the United States. In 2007, he was awarded the UCLA Distinguished Teacher Award. Solorzano received his Ph.D. in sociology of education from Claremont Graduate School.
Heroes & Saints, written by acclaimed Chicana playwright Cherrie Moraga, directed by Roberto Varea. In this searing drama set in California's central valley, Mexican immigrants work for survival wages in fields poisoned by pesticides. As the effects of mounting toxicity push the town to the edge, one extraordinary woman stages a dramatic protest to reclaim health and humanity for her community.
Tuesday, September 25, 5:30PM, UC 4th FL
The Chican@ Latin@ Studies department hosted the screening of the award winning film, Precious Knowledge.