California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. and Galeria de La Raza present a unique opportunity to meet the premier Latino political cartoonist, Lalo Alcaraz. Mr. Alcaraz will present an informal lecture, “When the Graphic Artist Defines Politics." Lalo's graphic art will be available to purchase.
Lalo Alcaraz is an award winning editorial cartoonist and Latino journalist. He is the creator of the first nationally syndicated, politically themed Latino daily comic strip, "La Cucaracha," which is read in over 100 newspapers including the Los Angeles Times by Universal Press Syndicate, home of "Doonesbury" and "The Boondocks." Lalo has produced editorial cartoons for The LA Weekly since 1992 and also creates cartoons in Spanish for La Opinion, the United States’ oldest Spanish-language newspaper. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Village Voice, Variety, Hispanic Magazine, Latina Magazine, Mexico's La Jornada, Germany's BUNTE and many other publications. Lalo and his work have been featured on CNN, the CBS Evening News, ABC, NBC, Univision, Telemundo, PBS, Al-Jazeera TV, NPR, Air America Radio and on Spain's Radio Nacional de España. Mi Ciudad Magazine named him "Best Latino Cartoonist in Los Angeles," and Lalo has also been featured by Rolling Stone Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, Associated Press, Editor& Publisher and profiled extensively in The Comics Journal. He focuses his work on all issues that impact the Latino community and he brings a fresh and thought provoking perspective to controversial issues that the mainstream media too often ignores. Most recently he has tackled the assault being waged against immigrants in Arizona: