Ask This Mexican

We all know that reading Westword can warp your soul and leave you broken and twitching in an irrigation ditch outside of Rocky Flats, but did you know it can also teach you something? That’s according to Adriana Nieto, chair of the Richard T. Castro Distinguished Visiting Professorship committee at Metro State, who invited Gustavo Arellano of ¡Ask a Mexican! fame to be that distinguished professor.

“He tackles issues that are really difficult to teach, so [¡Ask a Mexican!] can be a good teaching tool, because we donft have to say things that would freak students out. We can just refer to him,h Nieto jokes. But shefs also serious: gHe researches these issues. Hefs very academic, but he does it in a way that students can relate to.h

Today, Arellano provides the centerpiece for a number of public forums, beginning at 1 p.m. with “Social Satire, Social Justice y el Chiste,” followed by “Ask a Mexican Live” at 2:30 p.m., both at the Denver Public Library, 10 West 14th Avenue Parkway. Following the forums, Arellano will appear in person for a “coffee talk” at the Cimarron Cafe in the Tivoli Student Union on the Auraria campus. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 303-556-3124 or visit
Tue., Nov. 16, 1 & 2:30 p.m., 2010

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