Houstonian's Shaping the Nation

    Overview

    Celebrate Community Cultural Capital HHM.

    Monday, October 3, 2022, 6-8 P.M.
    Reservations required. 

    Free reception: 5-6 P.M.
    Program: 6-8 P.M.
    After party: 8-9 P.M.

    This event will feature the Houston release of the new book The Tip of the Pyramid: Cultivating Community Cultural Capital by Tony Diaz, El Librotraficante. Diaz is a writer and activist originally from Chicago who moved to Houston to become the first Chicano to earn a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Houston. In 1998, he found Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say, Houston's first reading series for Latino Writers, which sparked a movement for art, culture, and civil rights. NP formed the foundation for the Librotraficante Caravan, organized to defy and defeat Arizona officials banning of Mexican American Studies. His book chronicles that history.