Bishop Blaire Speaks at Mission College

Auxiliary Bishop Stephen Blaire of the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles will speak at Mission College tonight as part of an ongoing lecture series on “Minorities in American Culture.”

Blaire will talk about “how new Americans relate to us and to one another,” said Carlos Nava, dean of students at Mission.

Blaire served as principal of Alemany High School in Mission Hills and as chancellor of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles before being named a regional, or auxiliary, bishop over an area that encompasses Central and West Los Angeles.

“Bishop Blaire’s philosophy is that people who come here and want to work will be successful,” Nava said. “That’s what he taught at Alemany, and that’s what he shows with the example of his own life.”


Tonight’s lecture is the fifth in a yearlong series that focuses on personal and professional success stories. Previous speakers have included Los Angeles Police Chief Willie L. Williams, NBC legal analyst Manuel Medrano and Los Angeles Municipal Judge Mel Red Recana.

The lecture, which is free to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center, 13356 Eldridge Ave., Sylmar.

For more information, call (818) 364-7766.