The consul general of Mexico in Sacramento will discuss the historical relationship between California and Mexico when he visits Sacramento State noon-1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, in the University Union Ballroom.
Carlos González Gutiérrez will present a free public lecture titled, “Mexico and California: together 200 years." It will focus on the history of economic, cultural, and human relationships between the people of Mexico and California. He will also discuss some of the border and immigration issues raised in Luis Alberto Urrea’s The Devil’s Highway. Urrea’s novel is Sacramento State’s One Book selection for the academic year.
González Gutiérrez has served as a member of the Mexican Foreign Service since 1987 and was appointed consul general of Mexico in Sacramento in 2009.
He has been the consul for Community Affairs at the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles, director for community affairs at the Program for Mexican Communities Abroad and counselor for Latino Affairs at the Embassy of Mexico in Washington, D.C. Before his assignment to Sacramento, he was executive director of the Institute for Mexicans Abroad at Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
He has a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from El Colegio de México, and a master’s in International Relations from the University of Southern California. He is author of several publications about the Mexican population in the United States.
For media assistance, contact Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.