Rafael Agustín

Board of Directors

Agustín is the co-writer and co-star of the autobiographical play, N*GGER WETB*CK CH*NK, which received acclaim from the  LA Times, New York Times, Denver Post and won awards for its advancement of social justice in the arts.

In 2015, he was named Alumnus of the Year by Mt. San Antonio College and contributed to a new book entitled "Portraits of the Dream: The Importance of Investing in Undocumented America," which promotes Dream Act legislation in Washington D.C.

Also in 2015, the LA Times gave Agustín the Emerging Leader Award at their Latinos de Hoy Awards Ceremony.

Edward James Olmos recently named Agustín Executive Directorof the Latino Film Institute Youth Cinema Project, a statewide project-based learning educational program that promotes literacy in K-12 public schools through the art of filmmaking. Rafael previously worked with Olmos helping produce the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival.

Rafael received his BA and MA from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film & Television.