Jose Luis Gutierrez

Jose Luis Gutierrez is co-director for the Transnational Affairs of the National Alliance of Latin-Americans and Caribbean Communities. Previously, he served as Director of the Office of New Americans Policy and Advocacy for the governor of Illinois. Gutierrez joined Zócalo to chat about immigrant integration, and before going on stage he told us a little more about himself.

Q. What music have you heard today?

A. Some Cuban music, I’m not sure what, on NPR.

Q. What is your favorite word?

A. Responsibility.

Q. What comforts you?

A. Home.

Q. What is your greatest extravagance?

A. Going to the spa.

Q. If you could take only one more journey, where would you go?

A. Back to the place where I was born, in Mexico, in the very poor countryside.

Q. What is your fondest childhood memory?

A. Being with my dog.

Q. Who is the one person living or dead you would most like to meet for dinner?

A. Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

*Photo by Allison Glenn.


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