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Luis Valdez to Speak at Skagit Valley College

Skagit Valley College is launching a new President’s Spotlight Series to increase engagement with the community. The first event in the series brings playwright, screenwriter, film director, and actor Luis Valdez  on Wed., April 24, at 7 p.m. in McIntyre Hall Performing Arts and Conference Center. 

General admission to the event is $25, while SVC students are free with an ID.  

Valdez is known for his work on the play Zoot Suit, the film La Bamba, and the creation of El Teatro Campesino, a theater company that supported farmworkers during the Delano grape strike in 1965 alongside Cesar Chavez. Valdez is committed to farmworker rights and showcasing social justice and equity through advocacy in the agricultural labor movement.  

"Bringing Luis Valdez to Skagit Valley College aligns with our commitment to promoting diverse voices and fostering dialogue around social justice and equity,” said SVC President Dr. Christopher Villa. “His pioneering work in theater and advocacy for farmworker rights inspires us to engage critically with issues affecting our communities. We're honored to host such a distinguished artist and activist.” 

McIntyre Hall Performing Arts and Conference Center is located on Skagit Valley College’s Mount Vernon campus at 2405 E. College Way, Mount Vernon.  

Students should go to the McIntyre Hall box office to get their tickets. For more information on  Valdez and this event, visit  

Skagit Valley College is making a difference throughout Skagit, Island, and San Juan counties by providing access to higher education for all who seek a better future. Part of what makes our college special is that we are deeply committed to equity in access, achievement, and community. Whether you are training for a new job, beginning your college experience, finishing the degree you started, adding English language skills, or pursuing a high school credential, Skagit Valley College welcomes you. 

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