April 27, 2023

Lalo Alcaraz, the first latino to win the prestigious Herblock Prize for editorial cartoonist in 2022, delivered a lecture to students in SPA 107 (Intermediate/Advanced Spanish) and FRS 154 (Before and After the Wall: US-Mexico Border Fictions), as well as members of the Princeton community. The event took place on Wednesday 26th at Frist 302, also knows as "Einstein's Lecture Hall". In his talk, Alcaraz talked about his family, his years as a young Chicano artist, and his passion to speak truth to power. He also shared with the audience some of the cartoons he submitted as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2019 and 2020, which deal with civil rights issues, the fight for fair treatment of migrants, and justice for the latino community. Alcaraz's lecture ended with an engaging Q&A session and the screening of a public service animation he recently created to combat COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy among the Latino community.

After the lecture, Alcaraz met with members of PLASA (Princeton Latin American Students Association) and offered a cartoon-making workshop for Princeton students and Middle Schoolers from the PACE Community House After School Programs.