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Presidential Lecture Series

Edward James Olmos

Recognition Year: 

John Anson Ford Award Winner and national spokesperson. 

"We're All in the Same Gang"

Thursday, April 12, 2007
Apollo Room, Student Union

Actor and activist Edward James Olmos will join the WSU community in celebrating its 40th Anniversary as a Presidential Lecture Series speaker, in collaboration with Wright State's annual Quest for Community: A Call to Action conference.

Considered by many to be the voice of Latin America in Hollywood and around the nation, Olmos is active in many causes. He has given motivational speeches at reservations, prisons, high schools, and colleges. The Los Angeles Commission on Human Relations awarded Olmos the John Anson Ford Award for his efforts after the 1992 riots in Los Angeles. The NAACP has honored him for his leadership in promoting racial unity. Along with his role as Adama on the cable series Battlestar Galactica, Olmos recently directed the film Walkout for HBO.