The University Library proudly presents CELEBRANDO CULTURA: Poetry and Playlists, with CSUN Professor & Poet Ramón García and 88.5 FM LatinAlt DJ Byron Gonzalez.
Celebrate Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month with us, and enjoy an eclectic mix of poems and music.
Meet Our Guest Speakers:
RAMÓN GARCÍA | Poet, Scholar, Professor
CSUN Chicana/o Studies Professor Ramón García is the author of two books of poetry The Chronicles and Other Countries and a monograph on the artist Ricardo Valverde.
The Chronicles was a finalist for the Latino International Book Award for Best Poetry Book in English in 2016. García was born in Colima, Mexico and grew up in Modesto, California. He earned a B.A. in World Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a Ph.D. in Literature from the University of California, San Diego.
BYRON GONZALEZ | 88.5 FM DJ
CSUN Alum Byron Gonzalez brings us some of the freshest music from artists all over the world with roots in Latin America, Spain and Brazil. Catch Byron on 88.5 FM for his show called Bilingual Sounds, which is on every Wednesday at 9PM. He curates an eclectic mix of music exploring the many facets of rock, folk, hip-hop, electronic, cumbia and traditional Latin sounds.
Byron was born in Guatemala City and raised in Los Angeles. He started to pursue radio broadcasting during his time at Santa Monica College. This decision sparked a passion to further his education at CSUN as a Journalism major. Soon after graduating, Byron accepted the role of Brand manager of 88.5 FM's Latin Alt HD3 station. He is also a Latin Roots correspondent for NPR's World Cafe program, crafting the "World Cafe Best New LatinX Playlist" on Spotify.