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Entertainer, educator to present during Hispanic Heritage Month

negreteAs part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Jesus “Chuy” Negrete will present “A Celebration of Hispanic History and Culture through Storytelling and Music” on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. in the Science Auditorium. A nationally recognized entertainer and educator, Negrete is the founder of the Mexican Cultural Institute.

“Dr. Negrete visited in 2009 for Hispanic Heritage Month, and we were so impressed by his outstanding performance that we invited him to return,” said Vernice Monroe, liaison to the president on University Multicultural Enhancement. “He incorporates storytelling and presents in both English and Spanish for the audience.”

Incorporating songs, slides, and images of Mexican labor in the United States to portray a genuine viewpoint on Mexican history, Negrete will discuss the history of Mexican-Latino experiences ranging from pre-Columbian times to present.

A Smithsonian and Bannerman Fellow, Negrete attended the University of California-Berkley where he earned his doctoral degree. He has also earned degrees from University of Illinois and Chicago State University with concentrations in educational anthropology and ethnomusicology.

For more information, visit the Multicultural Programming website