Lalo Alcaraz is Arizona State Artist-in-Residence

From the Arizona State University bulletin:

For more than 25 years, award-winning political cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz has advocated for Latino and immigrant rights through his work. Now, he is bringing his passion for these issues to Arizona State University’s School of Transborder Studies to serve as the school’s first-ever virtual artist in residence.

Lalo Alcarez commented on the honor:

“I always write and create about the border,” Alcaraz said. “I’m from the border and it’s just always with me. So naturally I was fascinated by the School of Transborder Studies. The work they do is right up my alley … so collaborating with them really seemed like a perfect match.”

Among the projects Lalo and ASU will collaborate on:

Alcaraz will develop a series of illustrations to bring culturally relevant information on the COVID-19 vaccine to California’s agricultural Central Valley and beyond. These efforts will contribute to an ongoing project that Lopez has been working on since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

images © Lalo Alcaraz

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