The Serna Center at Sacramento State will host a screening and panel for the PBS documentary Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle on Monday, November 10, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:50 pm in the Redwood Room, University Union. The event is free and includes dinner for attendees.

Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle, a PBS documentary, examines the life and mysterious death of pioneering journalist Ruben Salazar. Born in Mexico and raised in El Paso, Salazar got his break with the Los Angeles Times in 1959, at a time when the staff was nearly 100 percent white and male.  At the heart of the story is Salazar’s transformation from a mainstream, establishment reporter to primary chronicler and supporter of the radical Chicano Movement of the late 1960s. Killed under mysterious circumstances by a law enforcement officer in 1970, Salazar became an instant martyr to Latinos—many of whom had criticized his reporting during his lifetime. For more information on the film, please visit:

About the Event:

WHAT:    Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle – Film Screening & Panel

WHERE:     Redwood Room, University Union, Sacramento State

WHEN:      Monday, November 10, 2014

TIME:       6:00 – 8:50 pm

Panelists include: (1) Phillip Rodriguez, Director & Producer, Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle

(2) William J. Drummond, Professor, Cal School of Journalism, LA Times Reporter 1967-79

(3) Dr. Lorena Marquez, Lecturer, UC Davis Department of Chicana/o Studies

(4) Lorena Oropeza, Associate Professor, UC Davis History Department

Moderator: Marcos Breton, Journalist, Sacramento Bee

 To RSVP, contact the Serna Center directly at serna-05@csus.eduRuben Salazar Documentary