Olmos Perfect: Latino Activist and Actor Edward James Olmos Stands and Delivers His Message of Hope to Toledo

From: La Prensa (Latino Newspaper serving the Tri-state region of Indiana, Ohio and Michigan); March 25, 1998 edition

By: Alan Abrams


Never say never.

Could that become a political lesson Latino actor and activist Edward James Olmos will one day regret?

Olmos exclusively told La Prensa he would “never” run for elected office, and that he has absolutely no political agenda.

But had there been an election during Olmos’s visit to Toledo last week, it would be easily have been his for the taking.

Rarely, if ever, has the Glass City experienced such a high-energy charisma as that expanded by the 51 year-old multi-talented performer.

Olmos came to Toledo ostensibly to speak at the Junior League of Toledo’s Town Hall Lecture Series at Stranahan Theater.

Following 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.


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