This week on Aurora Connects, Josh and Dawn are joined by Rafael Jesus Gonzalez, Aurora Advisory Council member. The City of Berkeley honored him with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015, and he was named the City of Berkeley's first Poet Laureate in 2017. We'll learn more about Gonzalez, his background as a creative writing & literature professor, and his life's work as writer and poet. We'll learn about what brought Gonzalez to the Bay Area, how he founded the Mexican and Latin American Studies Department at Laney College, and about his time as the Poet in Residence at the Oakland Museum of California and the Oakland Public Library.For more information on artists: https://auroratheatre.org/auroraconnects
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