Today is the 2nd anniversary of Floyd Salas Day, as declared by the City of Berkeley. Below is the text of the proclamation.
WHEREAS, Floyd Salas is the critically-acclaimed author of four novels, a memoir and two volumes of poetry, including the award-winning novel Tattoo the Wicked Cross and the memoir Buffalo Nickel, both of which are featured in Masterpieces of Hispanic Literature; and
WHEREAS, Floyd Salas has been honored by grants, fellowships and awards from institutions including the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, Rockefeller Foundation Scholarship, El Centro Mexicano de Escritores, Eugene F. Saxton Fellowship, John P. Lynch Memorial Fellowship for Outstanding Teachers, and Bay Area Writing Project Fellowship for Outstanding Teachers of Writing.
WHEREAS, Floyd Salas has contributed to the community in a number of diverse ways, beginning with his peace activities as a co-founder of the Student Peace Union at San Francisco State College; his teaching of creative writing at various universities and to incarcerated youth and adults, and his co-founding and presidency of the multicultural writing group PEN Oakland, established in 1989 with the purpose of promoting works of excellence by writers of all cultural and racial backgrounds and educating the public as to the nature of multi-cultural work;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT I, TOM BATES, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF BERKELEY, do hereby declare September 28th 2010 as
FLOYD SALAS DAY