My latest cultural project is advising the La Plaza de Cultura y Artes museum in old Los Angeles on a forthcoming exhibit in early 2022.
They have also agreed to display some of my political buttons. One of my favorites is from the 1962 Edward Roybal for Congress campaign. It captures the spirit of President John F. Kennedy’s New Frontier. Kennedy was planning to campaign to help elect Roybal as the state’s first Mexican American congressman, but the event never occurred due to the Cuban Missile Crisis. In winning the race, Royal became only the third Latino in Congress.