Valencia – Best-selling author, Kenneth C. Burt, will speak at the next meeting of the Democratic Club of the Santa Clarita Valley at Mulligan's Restaurant in Valencia.
Burt, best known for his book, The Search for a Civic Voice: California Latino Politics will speak at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 11, 2008 at Mulligan's Restaurant at 25848 Tournament Rd in Valencia.
The Harvard-educated Burt is the political director for the California Federation of Teachers and a visiting scholar at U.C. Berkley.
The event will include a talk and question-and-answers. Books will be available for purchase.
Many local elected officials and candidates are also expected to appear, make your reservations now for this annual sell-out event.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wrote the foreward to the book, which features Ventura County’s own pioneering Latino leader, Hank Lacayo.
UFW co-founder Dolores Huerta says: "Kenneth Burt understands the convergence of social movements and partisan politics."
"This is quite an achievement, because there are no publications on Latino politics in California or elsewhere available with such extensive coverage", states Francisco E. Balderrama, professor of History and Chicano Students at California State University, Los Angeles.