LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Action star Danny Trejo will headline the season finale of Rick Najera's popular Latino Thought Makers series on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 7:00pm at Oxnard College's 400-seat state-of-the art Performing Arts Center in Oxnard, CA. The series is presented by Oxnard College Institute for Latino Performing Arts and hosted by comedian-writer-director-author Rick Najera. Entrance to the event is free.
"We are so excited to welcome Danny Trejo to Oxnard College," said Ken Sherwood, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Learning at Oxnard College. "Rick Najera, with his roster of influential guests, has taken the series to another level, increased student participation and engaged the community."
Special guest Danny Trejo is one of the most recognized and influential Latinos in America who has developed a prolific career in the entertainment industry. Starting out with humble beginnings to landing lead roles in blockbuster films such as Machete, Desperado, Heat, From Dusk Till Dawn, Con Air, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Spy Kids, Grindhouse, Muppets Most Wanted, The Book of Life and more, Trejo's name, face, and achievements are internationally recognized. In addition to films, he has also found success in television with roles on NCIS: Los Angeles, Sons of Anarchy, King of the Hill, Bones, Modern Family, and Breaking Bad among others. His road to success has been hard-earned, from imprisonment to helping young people battle drug addiction, he has risen to become a great actor and even greater person. Despite his impressive credits, it's his continuous role as a devoted father of three and an intervention counselor that bring him the most satisfaction.
At the helm of the program is Rick Najera (CBS, Hulu's Emmy nominated East Los High, Mad TV, In Living Color, Latinologues Broadway), a Hollywood multi-hyphenate. "This series is entertaining, and in this day and age of people wanting to build walls, this program instead builds bridges, bridges of understanding."
The Latino Thought Makers series was created to educate, entertain and engage students and the community. The program is geared toward showcasing diversity and Latino issues. Najera's guests have included Edward James Olmos, Luis Guzman, Esai Morales, Josefina Lopez, Julissa Arce and more. As Rick Najera says, "Latinos are the solution, not the problem."
Oxnard College Institute for Latino Performing Arts presents the Latino Thought Makers Series hosted by Rick Najera with special guest Danny Trejo on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Doors open at 6:30pm, show at 7pm at Oxnard College Performing Arts Center, 4000 S. Rose Ave, Oxnard, CA 93033. Entrance and parking are free. A $5 donation is suggested to benefit the Oxnard College Foundation supporting students in the arts.
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