National Council of La Raza, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force,
Pride At Work, Washington, D.C., Chapter, and the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts
Reception for Dan Guerrero
Come meet the creator of the play “ˇGaytino!” and
celebrate the importance of music and the arts in the Latina/o and LGBT struggles for civil rights
When: Monday, June 16, 6–8:30 p.m.
Where: The Raul Yzaguirre Building
National headquarters of National Council of La Raza 1126 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.
Dan Guerrero’s career bridges the Mexican-American community, the labor movement, and the LGBT fight for freedom and equality. His father, Lalo Guerrero, sang alongside founders of the United Farm Workers and gained renown as the father of Chicano music, later becoming the first Chicano to receive the National Medal of Arts.
Dan Guerrero draws on this rich tradition of showbiz and politics to blend monologue and musical comedy in his one-man tour de force “ˇGaytino!” Among points of praise for the show during its West Coast runs was its portrayal of the interconnected lives of artists and activists who have fueled the civil rights struggles of the past five decades. The play premieres June 17 and 18 at the Kennedy Center.
At the reception, Dan Guerrero will receive the Clarity Award from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. The Task Force's Clarity Awards recognize leaders in key professional areas who advance respect and recognition for LGBT people in society through the craft, discipline, and ethics of their profession.
From left to right: Hans Johnson, President of Progressive Victory and Board Member, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; Dan Guerrero, creator and performer of "ˇGaytino!" holding his Clarity Award certificate; and Janet Murguia, President and CEO of the National Council of La Raza. Photo by Richard Read