Comedian Carlos Maestas

UTSA hosts comedian Carlos Maestas April 30

By Alexandria Sanchez
Student Writer, College of Liberal and Fine Arts

(April 26, 2007)--The UTSA student organization, SHADES (Sexual Health, Alcohol and Drug Awareness for Students), will host "Skool's Dismissed Comedy Night" with local comedian Carlos Maestas from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Monday, April 30 in Main Building Room 0.104 on the 1604 Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

It will be an evening of laughter, prizes, free food and education about health. The student organization with the most members attending will receive a prize.

Targeted to the entire UTSA community, but particularly Hispanic students, the goal of the event is to talk about issues surrounding alcohol and other drug abuse, STDs, HIV/AIDS and hepatitis. Maestas' comedy will touch on perceptions and attitudes in the Hispanic community on these important health topics.

Born and raised in California, Maestas has lived in San Antonio for 12 years. A graduate of MacArthur High School, he earned a UTSA bachelor's degree in marketing in 2003, and now is working toward an M.B.A. at University of the Incarnate Word. He owns a small advertising business and does stand-up comedy on the side.

SHADES works to influence students to engage in responsible practices that help avoid consequences associated with substance use and abuse and unsafe sexual health practices.

For more information, contact Howaida Werfelli, UTSA health education coordinator, at (210) 458-4142.

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