Perfect: Latino Activist and Actor Edward James Olmos Stands and
Delivers His Message of Hope to Toledo
La Prensa (Latino Newspaper serving the Tri-state region
of Indiana, Ohio and Michigan); March 25, 1998 edition
that become a political lesson Latino actor and activist Edward
James Olmos will one day regret?
exclusively told La Prensa he would “never” run for
elected office, and that he has absolutely no political agenda.
had there been an election during Olmos’s visit to Toledo
last week, it would be easily have been his for the taking.
if ever, has the Glass City experienced such a high-energy charisma
as that expanded by the 51 year-old multi-talented performer.
came to Toledo ostensibly to speak at the Junior League of Toledo’s
Town Hall Lecture Series at Stranahan Theater.
Wednesday’s lecture, Olmos was presented with a bronze sculpture
called the Mayan Madonna (a replica of the original stone work),
created in his honor by Emanuel Enriquez.