2017 Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Fundraising Dinner

Join 25th Anniversary Recovery Conference attendees and speakers at a special fundraising dinner to support Arte Público Press and the Recovery Project on Friday, February 10, 2017, at 6 pm at the University of Houston Hilton Hotel.

University of Houston-Downtown Interim President and William B. Bates Distinguished Chair in Law at the University of Houston Law Center, Dr. Michael A. Olivas, and actress Olivia Negrón will speak about their work.

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, the William B. Bates Distinguished Chair of Law at the University of Houston Law Center, is completing his tenure as the interim president of the University of Houston-Downtown. He is the author or co-author of fifteen books, including “Colored Men” and “Hombres Aquí”: Hernandez v. Texas and the Emergence of Mexican American Lawyering (Arte Público, 2006), No Undocumented Child Left Behind (New York University Press, 2012), and The Law and Higher Education (4th ed., Carolina Academic Press, 2015). He is the editor of In Defense of My People: Alonso S. Perales and the Development of Mexican-American Public Intellectuals (Arte Público, 2013). He served as the president of the Association of American Law Schools in 2011 and is a trustee of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF).

OLIVIA NEGRÓN is an actress and writer, known for her work on stage and TV. She performed on Broadway in Cuba and His Teddy Bear, with Robert De Niro, and Serious Money, with Alec Baldwin and Kate Nelligan. She has appeared on numerous television shows, including Devious Maids, Law & Order, Without a Trace, The Rock and 21 Jump Street.