Renowned author Victor Villaseñor visits HCC’s West Loop Campus
Renowned author Victor Villaseñor was the keynote speaker at Houston Community College’s Minority Male Initiative Event, HCC West Loop Campus on Thursday, Oct. 1. HCC hosted 285 high school students at the event and giveaways included, MP3 players, HCC t-shirts and HCC caps.
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Victor Villaseñor visits HCC and area middle schools
Students from Houston-area high schools will be on hand to hear Mr. Villaseñor’s inspirational message about writing and staying in school.
Following the talk at HCC West Loop, Villaseñor will visit Spring Woods Middle School. Friday, October 2, Villaseñor will visit with HCC students in the morning.
That evening he will deliver the keynote address at the seventh annual HELC Scholarship Dinner and Auction at the Omni Houston Hotel near the Galleria.
Villaseñor’s novel, Rain of Gold, published by Arte Público Press, depicts the immigration of his family and others to the US during the Mexican Revolutionary War. The novel has won literary awards from Europe as well as America. Hispanic movie producer Montezuma Espinoza is producing an HBO movie based upon it.
Many are cheering the film as the next “Roots,” based on Mexican heritage.
A gifted and accomplished speaker, Victor Villaseñor, in his candid and heartfelt manner, brings a fresh perspective to a number of universal themes, including pride in heritage, the strength of family, world peace, the power of the written word, and dedication to education and personal achievement. As a role model whose message and personal journey crosses all ethnic boundaries, Mr. Villaseñor brings a compelling story and poignant lessons to the young men of Houston.