Gregory Nava is producer and director of the PBS series "American Family," which received an Emmy nomination for outstanding miniseries in 2002. His film credits include "Mi Familia" and "Selena." Eddie Martinez is a renowned musician and lead guitarist who has worked with performers such as Tina Turner, Mick Jagger and Cher. For more information visit www.psulatinogala.org/home.html.
When: Saturday, October 27, 2007
Where: Oregon Convention Center (777 N.E. Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., Portland, Ore.).
Time: Cocktail reception 6:30 p.m., dinner 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Tickets are $100 per person. Tables of ten are also available.
For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Maria Alanis Ruiz at 503-725-4447 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For media inquiries, contact the Office of University Communications at 503-725-3711 or email@example.com.
Background: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Chicano/Latino Scholarship Gala Committee celebrates the accomplishments of students and serves as the primary scholarship fundraising event to support Chicano/Latino students at Portland State University. The Gala recognizes the achievements of the Chicano/Latino community and provides an opportunity for corporations, organizations and individuals to invest in the education of the fastest-growing ethnic population in Oregon and the United States.
Past speakers at the event have included stand-up comedian Willie
Barcena, "Desperate Housewives" star Ricardo Antonio Chavira and "Like Water for Chocolate" actress Yareli Arizmendi.