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02/28/94

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Luis Rodriguez to read from Always Running

STANFORD -- Award-winning poet, journalist and critic Luis J. Rodriguez will read from his new book, Always Running: "La Vida Loca" - Gang Days in L.A., at a signing and sale of his autobiographical account of growing up as a Latino gang member in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The reading, scheduled for 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in the Casa Zapata Lounge of Stern Hall, is sponsored by the School of Humanities and Sciences, the Chicano Collections of Green Library, Otero and Roble halls, and Casa Zapata.

Published in February by Touchstone Books/Simon & Schuster, Rodriguez said he wrote the book to save his eldest son from gang life in Chicago. It is both a chronicle of the author's evolution from gang member to community leader and a social history. "Anyone who is serious about urban peace, about productive and sober lives," he has said, "has to address the fundamental issues we confront as a society."

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