Regis University welcomes 2015 Inspired Thinker Daniel Valdez

September 09, 2015

Presented as part of the 2015-16 Visiting Speaker Series 

DENVER – Regis University’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts is proud to host 2015 Inspired Thinker playwright, actor and musician Daniel Valdez at 7:30 p.m., September 16 in the Claver Recital Hall.

Nationally acclaimed for his original works, Valdez is a founding member of El Teatro Campesino, an American theater group widely recognized for its role in furthering the Chicano Civil Rights Movement. Valdez will deliver a lecture recital “Origins: Discovering Self-Identity” followed by a reception. Both events are free and open to the public, though reservations are encouraged. Reserve your seat online through the Department of Fine and Performing Arts.

For more than 30 years Valdez has been originating political entertainment, music and plays that chronicle the drama and humor of the generation of Latinos that sparked the farm workers union organizing movement of the ‘60s and continues to spearhead a progressive agenda. In 2014 Valdez was Artist in Residence at Su Teatro, a multidisciplinary cultural arts center in Denver.

As part of the 2015-16 Inspired Performances Series, this event was made possible by the Regis College Dean’s Office, Regis University Office of Mission, Regis University Center for Service Learning and the Committee on Diversity. Additional support provided by the Regis College Communications, History and English departments. For additional information about this and future performances, please contact Jan Blue at jblue@regis.edu or 303.458.3576.

Regis University, inspired by its Jesuit Catholic heritage, has been committed to academic excellence, personal development and community engagement since its founding in 1877. Based in Denver, Regis provides a values-based liberal arts education offering professional certifications and degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels.