Rene Juarez-Vazquez is the author of "The Planet of the Dead"(2017), a book of poems published through Nomadic Press. He has an MA and MFA from San Francisco's creative writing department. He is a lecturer of Literature and Critical thinking in the Latino/a studies department since Summer 2017.
He is the curator of the reading series Voz Sin Tinta, San Francisco's longest running bilingual reading series and Uptown Fridays in Oakland.
One of my (guilty?) pleasures is to pause from time to time outside our classrooms, and listen to the lectures going on within. What I hear is so intriguing across the spectrum of our College’s disciplines, that the devaluation and, alongside it, the threat of defunding the Arts and Humanities seem ever out-of-step with the core and reach of human achievement.