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César A. González Trujillo, Professor emeritus and Founding chair of the san diego mesa college Chicana/o Studies department passed away (February 27, 2019)
The San Diego Mesa College Chicana/o Studies Department is mourning the passing of César A. González Trujillo, Professor Emeritus and founding Chair of Chicana/o Studies at San Diego Mesa College (1970-1999). He died on Wednesday, February 27th at the age of 88.
Prof. González's funeral will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Saint Therese Church, 6400 Saint Therese Way, San Diego. There will be a rosary at 10:30AM followed by the funeral at 11:00AM to 12:00PM, and then burial at Holy Cross Cemetery.
César A. González-T. was Professor Emeritus and founding chair of Chicana/o Studies at San Diego Mesa College. Aside from his studies in Chicano literature, he also published poetry and short fiction. In 1990 he was named Outstanding Teacher and Scholar by the Concilio of Chicano Studies for San Diego, Imperial Valley and Baja, California. In 1993 he was also the recipient of the Cesar Chavez Social Justice Award. His work on Anaya in the first National Endowment for the Humanities grant in Chicano Studies (1984), which was directed by Luis Leal, led to his editing Rudolfo A. Anaya: Focus on Criticism (1990). He also co-edited A Sense of Place: Rudolfo A. Anaya: An Annotated Bio-Bibliography (2000).
Chicano Studies Department
Manuel J. Vélez, Professor and Chair, Chicana and Chicano Studies Department presented at the September 26, 2017 Campus Conexiones Event.