Dr. Ruiz-Guajardo Speaks about United States-Mexico Relations

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(Courtesy of Dr. Guajardo)
First Friday Forum Speaker Dr. Ruiz-Guajardo will talk about “Mexican Culture in the Context of the United States-Mexico Relationship,” March 4 at 10 a.m.

    What do Americans really know about the neighboring country to the south? To help us better understand this, Dr. Juan Carlos Ruiz-Guajardo will present “Mexican Culture in the Context of the United States – Mexico Relationship” at First Friday Forum (FFF), slated for March 4 at 10 a.m.
    Ruiz-Guajardo serves in the office of the Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento as the cultural and educational attaché. His duties include promoting the image of Mexico and showcasing the rich and ethnic heritage and practices of MesoAmerica. He is helping to plan a celebration of 500 years of Mexican history.
    Ruiz-Guajardo also works to develop a strong network to protect vulnerable communities and to facilitate effective conversations concerning migrants and human rights organizations. A racial healing circle practitioner because of his passion for diversity, equity and social justice, he actively participates in dialogues regarding race and reconciliation. Ruiz-Guajardo is also a professor at UC Davis and holds a MS in applied ecology and a doctorate in evolutionary ecology.
    Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church sponsors this program. Registration is needed for this forum and can be found at lopc.org/first-friday-forum.

Bobbie Dodson can be reached at bobbiedodson109@gmail.com.

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