A workshop addressing a shortage of Latinos, women and San Joaquin Valley residents in state civil service jobs and gubernatorial appointments will be presented by former California Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at Fresno State.

The free, public event, “Overview of State Government: The Governor’s Application and Appointments Process,” is 1-3 p.m. at the Kremen School of Education and Human Development, Room 172. A reception will follow.

It is the first of two events involving major Latino speakers during Hispanic Heritage Month at California State University, Fresno. The month-long celebration begins Sept. 16.

The other speaker is Dr David Hays-Bautista, a professor of medicine and founder/director of the Center of the Study of Latino Health and Culture at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine. He will speak at 1 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Satellite Student Union as part of his Cinco de Mayo University Speaker Tour.

Another Hispanic Heritage Month event will be Football Fiesta Night at Bulldog Stadium Oct.7.

Hosted by the California Latino and Native American Leadership Council,  the workshop with Reynoso is co-sponsored by the Fresno State Latino Faculty Staff Association, Department of Chicano and Latin American Studies, University Migrant Services office and CAFÉ de California, a state employees association.

Reynoso was appointed to California’s highest court during Gov. Brown’s first tenure and served 1982-87. He was the first Latino to serve on the state’s highest court. Currently he holds the   Boochever and Bird Chair for the Study and Teaching of Freedom and Equality at the University of California, Davis School of Law.

At the workshop, Reynoso and Neptaly Aguilera, CAFÉ state president, will discuss Gov. Brown’s administration, state government appointees and the application process for a state appointment. The presentation will be moderated by Melinda Guzman, co-chair of the California Latino and Native American Leadership Council.

This is one in a series of presentations throughout the state, said organizer Vianey Nunez, a Fresno State alumnus.

For more information, contact Nunez at vianey.nunez@berkeley.edu.

(Copy by University Communications news intern Reganie Smith-Love).

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