Cleveland State University will present a lecture by Héctor Cantú, the award-winning journalist, cartoonist and TV producer, on Wednesday, October 15 at 6 p.m. in Mather Mansion, 2605 Euclid Ave., room 301, located at 2605 Euclid Avenue.
Cantú’s topic is titled “The Funnies and Race: Why is Everyone So Touchy About Stereotypes?” and is part of Cleveland State’s 2008-2008 Cultural Crossings Lecture Series: Memories, Reflections and Recollections.
The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture. The event is co-sponsored by ODAMA, CSU’s Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.
Hector Cantú is an award-winning journalist and co-creator/writer of the nationally syndicated newspaper comic strip Baldo, which uses sophisticated, gentle humor to give a peek into the daily lives of a Latino family.
Appearing in 200 daily and Sunday newspapers, Baldo is Universal Press Syndicate's fourth most-successful comic strip launch, after The Boondocks, For Better or For Worse, and Calvin and Hobbes.
Cantú is co-executive producer of the Baldo TV show in production, and author of two Baldo books, The Lower You Ride, The Cooler You Are and Night of the Bilingual Telemarketers.
He is an editor at Quick, a daily news tabloid in Dallas that targets young readers, and was managing editor of Hispanic Business magazine. He is an expert on the U.S. Hispanic market -- for three years he wrote a nationally distributed column that examined issues in Hispanic America.
The Cultural Crossings lecture series is sponsored by Cleveland State’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. For more information, please call 216.523.7168 or visit www.csuohio.edu/class/crossings.
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