Events will be held in person in CSS 217 and online.
September 21, 2023 - Book Discussion - 12:50-1:50 pm
October 19, 2023 - Student Panel - 12:50-1:50 pm
November 16, 2023 - Author Appearance - 12:50-3:00 pm
Born and raised in New York City, Christopher Rivas has been acting since the 5th grade. He made his first debut at the famous DUKE theater on 42nd Street. He attended California Institute Of The Arts (CalArts), where he majored in acting and has since been working with leading networks in Film and Television. He is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after multi-hyphenates as an actor, author, podcaster, and storyteller. He recently released his debut book, Brown Enough, which explores what it means to be Brown in America. The book is part memoir and part social commentary, a roller coaster of finding one's true self while simultaneously having a racial awakening amidst the struggle to be "perfectly" Latinx, woke, and as Brown as possible to make it in today's America. In the last year, he's also developed two podcast series with SiriusXM's Stitcher: Brown Enough, which explores the parallel themes of this book through interview-style episodes, and Rubirosa, a 10-episode documentary-style investigation of Porfirio Rubirosa, a Dominican diplomat, race car driver, soldier, and polo player who is believed to be the inspiration for the famous character ‘James Bond.’ On-screen, Rivas is known for his work on the Fox series Call Me Kat, opposite Mayim Bialik, Leslie Jordan, Kyla Pratt, and Cheyenne Jackson. He is a Ph.D. Candidate in Expressive Arts for Global Health & Peace Building from The European Graduate School and a Rothschild Social Impact fellow. Rivas resides in Los Angeles, CA.