Actress, comedian Jackie Guerra to speak Sept. 20

Author: Shannon Chapla


Actress, author and stand-up comedian Jackie Guerra, the firstLatinato star in her own network sitcom (WB’sFirst Time Out) will speak at7 p.m.Wednesday (Sept. 20) in the auditorium of theHesburghCenterfor International Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Guerra has appeared in more than 200 hours of network television and costarred in the critically acclaimed PBS seriesAmerican Family.She portrayed Jennifer Lopezs sister in the Warner Bros. filmSelenaand opposite Woody Allen inPicking up the Pieces.She has served as host for the Style NetworksYoure Invitedand the DIY NetworksJewelry Making,which is entering its fourth season.

A former union organizer, Guerra has marched with Mexican-American labor leader Cesar Chavez and has toured the country as a stand-up comic and motivational speaker.Her memoir,Under Construction,covers issues ranging from body image to racism.

The lecture, sponsored by Multicultural Student Programs and Services, is free and open to the public.

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