Join Poet Laureate Bob Gómez  Friday, November 17th at 5:30pm butterfly

Published: Nov 07, 2023

Poet Laureate Robert "Bob" Gómez Presents “Hispanic American Voices”  Fri, Nov 17 from 5:30pm - 7:00pm. Part of fine art exhibition & series, “Ourselves We Sing: A call and response with Walt Whitman”.

The exhibition “Ourselves We Sing: A call and response with Walt Whitman and our understanding of our American Democracy” with series of special events will run through January 5, 2024. This performance is the third of a series of five featuring ethnically diverse poetic responses, special installations and advocacy tables.

A musician, poet and activist, Robert Gómez was selected as the City of Watsonville’s inaugural poet laureate. Gómez has been a resident of Watsonville since 1984. He raised his two children with his wife Denise Gómez here. He has a long record of community service and social justice advocacy, having marched with César Chávez in the 1970s and worked as a Pajaro Valley Unified School District migrant and bilingual resource teacher for 26 years. He has volunteered with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and served as a chaperone for seventh- and eighth-graders to Watsonville’s sister city, Kawakami-mura in Nagano, Japan. The Center for Farmworker Families will be supporting us at the Advocacy Table.

Sponsored by PGPL Friends and Foundation with support from the Whitney Latham-Lechich Trust.

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