Edward James Olmos - John Anson Ford Award Winner and national spokesperson

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Edward James Olmos - John Anson Ford Award Winner and national spokesperson

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4-12-2007

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We're All in the Same Gang

Actor and activist Edward James Olmos will join the WSU community in celebrating its 40th Anniversary as a Presidential Lecture Series speaker, in collaboration with Wright State's annual Quest for Community: A Call to Action conference.

Considered by many to be the voice of Latin America in Hollywood and around the nation, Olmos is active in many causes. He has given motivational speeches at reservations, prisons, high schools, and colleges. The Los Angeles Commission on Human Relations awarded Olmos the John Anson Ford Award for his efforts after the 1992 riots in Los Angeles. The NAACP has honored him for his leadership in promoting racial unity. Along with his role as Adama on the cable series Battlestar Galactica, Olmos recently directed the film Walkout for HBO.

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This event took place at the Student Union Apollo Room.

Edward James Olmos - John Anson Ford Award Winner and national spokesperson


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