Campus community invited to attend ‘Mr. Zoot Suit’ lecture today

The Mexican American Studies class of Professor Aimee Villarreal, PhD, invites the campus community to attend a “Mr. Zoot Suit” lecture on today at 11 a.m. in Worden School Building, Room 6.

OLLU Housekeeping Supervisor Moses Porras (BA 2015) will deliver a multimedia lecture on the Zoot Suit Riots of 1943 and the contemporary Pachuco/a subculture and style. 

An exciting and colorful entertainer, Porras performs with the Pachuco Boogie Dance Company. He is featured in the documentary, “Zoot Suit,” an award-winning film produced by OLLU alumna Chan’Cellore Makanjoula (BA 2018).

The film tells the story of Porras, a gifted performer in his youth in California. After putting his dreams on hold, Porras followed his passion to pursue dancing and educating others about the history of the Zoot Suit while working and completing a degree at OLLU.  

To watch via WebEx, go to: https://ollusa.webex.com/meet/amvillarreal

For more information, contact Dr. Aimee Villarreal at amvillarreal@ollusa.edu.