Special Guests Myrka Dellanos, Ruben Navarrette Jr. and Julio Ricardo Varela Join Host Rick Najera for Latino Thought Makers Series at Oxnard College Performing Arts Center

Oxnard, CA – [November 2, 2015]  Oxnard College Institute for Latino Performing Arts presents a special evening of political discussion and debate on Thursday, November 12 with award-winning journalists Myrka Dellanos, Ruben Navarrette Jr. and Julio Ricardo Varela as part of its continuing Latino Thought Makers Live Series, hosted by Rick Najera. The event takes place at Oxnard College Performing Arts Center, 4000 S. Rose Ave, Oxnard, CA 93033. Doors open at 6:30pm, show at 7:00pm. Entrance and parking are free.

“We are very excited to host this special discussion on politics in America from a Latino perspective,” said Oxnard College vice president of academic affairs and student learning, Ken Sherwood. “These are the top journalists in the country and it will be one of the most engaging discussions Oxnard College has ever hosted.”

Special guests include Myrka Dellanos, a two-time, Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist and author, most recognized for her role as anchor of Univision’s highest rated news-magazine program, Primer Impacto. Also joining the discussion is Ruben Navarrette Jr., a nationally syndicated columnist, writer, author and Harvard grad, and Julio Ricardo Varela, an award-winning journalist, Digital Media Director for Futuro Media Group, NPR’s Latino USA, creator of Latino Rebels and Harvard grad.  This is a ‘not to miss’ special dialogue about politics today and topical issues effecting the Latino community.

Dellanos Navarrette Varela

Latino Thought Makers Live Series, hosted by Hollywood award-winning writer-director-producer-speaker and comedian Rick Najera, is an important initiative designed to engage, educate and entertain students and the general public of Oxnard, Camarillo and greater Ventura County communities. The successful series has showcased the careers of the most prominent Latinos in Hollywood including actors Edward James Olmos, Esai Morales, the family of Cesar Chavez, the creator and cast of Hulu’s East Los High, Grammy-award winning band Quetzal and more. View a clip of Latino Thought Makers.

Oxnard College Institute for Latino Performing Arts presents Latino Thought Makers Live Series hosted by Rick Najera featuring special guests Myrka Dellanos, Ruben Nararrette Jr. and Julio Ricardo Varela on Thursday, November 12; Doors open at 6:30pm, Show at 7:00pm at Oxnard College Performing Arts Center, 4000 S. Rose Ave, Oxnard, CA 93033. Entrance and parking are free. RSVP to ocilpa@vcccd.edu for best seats.

For more information on Latino Thought Makers, visit www.latinothoughtmakers.com or visit the Facebook invite.

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Media Contact:
Susie Albin-Najera
(213) 500-7837, sanpresents@yahoo.com

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