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3rd Annual Latino Role Models Day Featuring Keynote Speaker Alvaro Rodriguez
Date: Friday, April 4, 2014
Location: Hale Hall, 154 W. 12th Ave.
Mentor Sessions: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Lunch and OSU Mentors Share Experiences: 12-1 p.m.
High school students: register by April 1 to reserve your spot.
Keynote, Alvaro Rodriguez, screenplay and fiction author: 1-2:30 p.m.
Humanities & LASER Graduate Fellow Presentations, Veronica Betancourt and Brena Yu-Chen Tai: 2:45-4 p.m.
Álvaro Rodriguez is a screenwriter who has co-authored the films Shorts and Machete both directed by Robert Rodriguez, as well as The Hangman's Daughter, a prequel to From Dusk Till Dawn. A frequent panelist and presenter at the Austin Film Festival, he has also curated an Epoca de Oro; Mexican film series at the Museum of South Texas History and has presented on the smuggled subtext(s)in Machete at South Texas College. His border-influenced short fiction has appeared in multiple publications both physical and digital, including Along the River (edited by David Bowles, 2011) and After Death (edited by Eric J. Guignard, 2013). He is currently developing a television series for Robert Rodriguez’s nascent El Rey television network while juggling fatherhood and family in and along the South Texas border