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Rafael Pérez-Escamilla

RAFAEL PÉREZ-ESCAMILLA, a professor of epidemiology and public health, is director of the Office of Community Health at the Yale School of Public Health. He is also the director of the Connecticut NIH Export Center of Excellence for Eliminating Health Disparities among Latinos
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Joan Parker Webster

JOAN PARKER WEBSTER, who grew up in south Texas, is now Assistant Professor at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, Alaska where she teaches courses in Children’s and Young Adult Literature as well as Reading Theory and Language Arts Teaching Methods for pre-service
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Américo Paredes

AMÉRICO PAREDES (1915-1999) is a famous Chicano folklorist who died at the age of 84.  He is considered to be the forefront of the movement that saw the birth of Chicana/o literary and cultural studies as an academic discipline in the 1970s and 1980s. He was professor emeritus at
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Alex Pardo DeLange

Like Pepita, the character she brought to life in vivid color on the pages of Pepita Talks Twice / Pepita habla dos veces (Piñata Books, 1995) and subsequent books in the Pepita series, ALEX PARDO DELANGE has walked the highway of assimilation between two cultures. Written by
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Mike Padilla

MIKE PADILLA is the author of Hard Language (Arte Público Press, 2000), which won the University of California at Irvine’s Chicano/Latino Literary Prize and the San Francisco Foundation Joseph Henry Jackson Literary Award. His stories have been published in numerous literary
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Oscar Ortiz

Oscar Ortiz was born in Manhattan, New York, and when he was five years old, his family moved to Puerto Rico. Even at that young age, art was an important part of his life. He remembers running through the rain to the local convenience store to buy drawing paper—actually big
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Lorena Oropeza

LORENA OROPEZA, co-editor of Enriqueta Vasquez and the Chicano Movement: Writings from El Grito del Norte (Arte Público Press, 2006), is an associate professor of history at the University of California, Davis.  She is also the author of Raza si! Guerra No!: Chicano Protest and
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Michael A. Olivas

MICHAEL A. OLIVAS is the William B. Bates Distinguished Chair of Law at the University of Houston Law Center and director of the Institute for Higher Education Law and Governance at the University of Houston. He is the author or co-author of eight other books, including The
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Daniel A. Olivas

DANIEL A. OLIVAS the author of Benjamin and the Word / Benjamín y la palabra (Piñata Books, 2005), is a frequent contributor of children’s stories to the Los Angeles Times’ Kids Reading Room. His children’s poetry also appears in Love to Mamá: A Tribute to Mothers (Lee & Low
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Elena Olazagasti-Segovia

ELENA OLAZAGASTI-SEGOVIA has translated several literary works including Judith Cofer’s The Line of the Sun (University of Georgia Press) and Silent Dancing: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood. She is a professor of Spanish at Vanderbilt University in Nashville,
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