Keynote

headshot1DAN GUERRERO is an award-winning producer of diverse
programming for network and cable television and of live arts and
culture concert events. He’s helmed talk shows and music specials
for NBC, PBS, HBO, Univision and Telemundo and directed large-
scale concert events at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los
Angeles, the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, the
Cite de la Musique in Paris, France and the Kennedy Center in
Washington, DC among other prestigious venues.

The eclectic artist also tours with his autobiographical solo show
that chronicles his journey of discovery across the lines of ethnicity
and gender. ¡Gaytino! travels through decades of Mexican-American/
Chicano history and the gay experience from a unique and personal
perspective. The storytelling performance piece has been widely
embraced by critics and audiences nationwide.

In his talk Activism & the Arts: A Life Journey, influential artist/educator/activist Dan Guerrero travels through
decades of Mexican -American/Chicano and LGBT history from a personal point of view. The intersection
of the social and political movements in both communities is vividly illustrated through storytelling and
historic photos in this powerful presentation. Through his own experiences, Guerrero speaks to the Chicano
and contemporary LGBTQ movements and addresses the importance of solidarity across cultural currents.

1962: Gay men and women march with Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta in the early, dark days of the UFW.
1970: the first-ever Gay Pride March in NYC and on the other side of his world in East LA, the Chicano
Moratorium explodes. The Chicano and gay communities come out of the closet at the same time.
1987: Cesar Chavez carries the lead banner and speaks at the Second National Gay & Lesbian Rights March
on Washington.
1968“The Boys in the Band” off-Broadway, 1979 “Zoot Suit” on Broadway, 2004 ¡Gaytino! at the Kennedy Center.
Encuentro Theater Festival, 2014)

Dan “¡Gaytino!” Guerrero

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