Author and Santa Clara University Professor Francisco Jimenez, who immigrated with his family from Mexico as a child to work in the fields of California, will speak at Hartnell College on Tuesday, May 10.
His appearance, part of Hartnell's celebration of Cinco de Mayo, is sponsored by the college's Scholar-in-Residence Program.
Jimenez will make a presentation in Spanish at 10 a.m. for Spanish classes and one in English at 12:15 p.m. in Steinbeck Hall of the campus' College Center. Both presentations are free and open to the public.
Currently the Fay Boyle professor in the department of modern languages and literatures as well as director of ethnic studies at Santa Clara University, Jimenez received his B.A. degree there and went on to receive his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Latin American literature from Columbia University.
He has published and edited several books on Mexican American literature, and his stories have been published in more than 50 textbooks and anthologies of literature.
Jimenez' appearance is presented in cooperation with the Hartnell College Center for International/Intercultural Education and MECHA, a student organization.
For more information, contact the Hartnell College Foundation at (831) 755-6810.