Center opening set for April 21
on the Serna Center
officials and Sacramento area leaders will join the campus community
at California State University, Sacramento on Monday, April 21 for
the grand opening of the Serna Center.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the center, which
is located near the CSUS Multi-Cultural Center on the ground floor
of the University Library.
Among those making presentations will be State Senator Deborah Ortiz;
State Assemblymember Darrel Steinberg; California Health and Human
Services Agency Secretary Grantland Johnson; Phil Serna, son of
the late Joe Serna Jr. and Isabel Hernandez-Serna; and Amador Bustos,
a Sacramentan who built the largest Spanish-speaking radio network
in the United States, along with his wife, Rosalie Lopez-Bustos.
A poem will be read by retired CSUS professor and Sacramento poet
laureate José Montoya.
The Serna Center promotes research on Latinos in the Sacramento
Region, and sponsors lectures, conferences and other special events.
It is named for Joe Serna Jr., a CSUS professor and Sacramento mayor
who passed away in 1999, and his wife Isabel Hernandez-Serna, a
CSUS professor and administrator who passed away the following year.
More information is available by contacting David León, director
of the Serna Center, at (916) 278-6344. Additional media assistance
is available by contacting CSUS public affairs at (916) 278-6156.