Edward James Olmos in Austin: Pimps Farmers Insurance, Battlestar Galactica & the Latino Community

26 02 2009

Last night, I had the opportunity to attend Success starts here…an evening with Edward James Olmos presentd by Farmers Insurance.  Of course, I was super excited to see 5 heroes in 1: Jamie Escalante (Stand & Deliver), Santana (American Me), Lt. Martin Castillo (Miami Vice), El Pachuco (Zoot Suit) & Admiral Adama (Battlestar Galactica)!  I scored the free tix from my involvement with YHPAA.  I guess volunteering does pay off!?!😉

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Anyway, it was great to see “Eddie” again (he spoke at my elementary school en El Chuco). Besides pimping Farmer’s Insurance (which is probably paying him for his speaking engagements), he totally represented! His passion for La Raza, kids & community came out in his message.  I was totally inspired & motivated to do even more community work!

What about you? What are your impressions of Edward James Olmos? Are you an Admiral Adama or an old school Jaime Escalante fan?

I was also able to capture some video clips of the conversation on my borrowed Flip camera.  So here’s the raw footage….

Edward James Olmos reflects on the Americanos Project & Cultura in the U.S.

Edward James Olmos discusses the importance of giving back to communities & the real struggles of kids.

Edward James Olmos discusses Battlestar Galactica.

Btw, I’m also cross-posting in the Hispanics in Austin blog.

@elmundodemando


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5 responses

26 02 2009
magazinedesign

Fantastic! Olmos is THE MAN! Wish I could have been there!

26 02 2009
magazinedesign

And don’t forget about Gaff! Six in one!

26 02 2009
Manny Morales

Thank you for making the video and I wish I could have been there as well. I like James Edward Olmos, not only is he very talented and charismatic, he’s keeps it real. I also wish that perhaps Farmer’s Insurance would make it available to a broader audience for pay at a Paramont Theater or Bass Concert Hall. Thanks, Manny.

26 02 2009
javillarreal

Awesome stuff. Thanks for posting.

27 02 2009
elmundodemando

Thanks for commenting y’all. Yeah, he was pretty amazing!

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