Tuesday Evening, February 16, 2016 - - 7 PM - - Rush Park Auditorium
3001 Blume Dr. Los Alamitos, CA 90720
We are happy to have Michael Ramirez as our speaker on Tuesday, February 16. His political cartoons are among the best in the entire industry, bringing him two Pulitzer Prizes. On this evening Mr. Ramirez will be talking about his cartoons and their history. Don't miss this wonderful event!
Some of his cartoons can be seen here or by searching his name.
His information on Wikipedia:
Ramirez was born in Tokyo, Japan, to a Mexican American father and Japanese American mother. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, in 1984 with a bachelor's degree. He has worked for The Commercial Appeal of Memphis for seven years and then for the Los Angeles Times. In 1994, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning. He again won the Pulitzer for editorial cartooning in 2008. He is a three-time winner of the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi Award for excellence in journalism in 1995, 1997 and 2007. He has also been awarded the 1996 Mencken Award for Best Editorial Cartoon. He is a regular contributor to USA Today and The Weekly Standard, and his work has a subscription/distribution of over five hundred and fifty newspapers and magazines through Creators Syndicate. He is also the co-editor of the Investor's Business Daily editorial page.
Ramirez initially planned to study medicine in college and considered journalism a hobby. He became seriously interested in that field when his first cartoon for the college newspaper, lampooning candidates for student office, had the student assembly demanding an apology.
Ramirez was a regular guest on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. He has been on CNN, CNN International, Fox News Sunday, BBC Television, BBC Radio, NPR, the Michael Reagan Show. His cartoons have been featured on CNN, Fox News, The O'Reilly Factor, and The Rush Limbaugh Show. His work has been published in such publications as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New York Post, Time Magazine, National Review and US News and World Report.
His work can be seen daily in the pages of Investor's Business Daily on the Issues and Insights page and online at IBDeditorials.com/cartoons.
He is the author of two books, Everyone Has the Right to My Opinion and Give Me Liberty or Give Me Obamacare.