Taco Literacy: A Conversation Kitchen with Gustavo Arellano and Steve Alvarez
Department: Center for Critical Korean StudiesDate and Time: June 6, 2018 | 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Event Location: Anteater Test Kitchen, Anteater Recreational Center (ARC)
Come meet these two experts on the exciting world of tacos, which have crossed cultures and sparked new conversations among chefs, taco lovers, and the communities where they live and work. We will taste and compare Mexican and Korean tacos and learn more about foodways, food writing, and food studies.
Gustavo Arellano is author of Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. He is the former publisher and editor of Orange County's alternative weekly OC Weekly, and the author of the column ¡Ask a Mexican!, which is syndicated nationally. Arellano has won numerous awards for the column, including the 2006 and 2008 Best Non-Political Column in a large-circulation weekly from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, the 2007 Presidents Award from the Los Angeles Press Club and an Impacto Award from the National Hispanic Media Coalition, and a 2008 Latino Spirit award from the California Latino Legislative Caucus.
Dr. Steven Alvarez is Assistant Professor of English and Coordinator of the First-Year Writing Program at St. John's University. He specializes in literacy studies and bilingual education with a focus on Mexican immigrant communities. He is author of books Brokering Tareas: Mexican Immigrant Families Translanguaging Homework Literacies andCommunity Literacies en Confianza: Learning From Bilingual After-School Programs. He was born and raised in Safford, Arizona.
This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication, Center for Critical Korean Studies, Composition Program, Department of Chicano/Latino Studies, and Department of Asian American Studies.