Chicano Filmmaker, Efrain Gutierrez, has been invited to attend the 2015 National Cherry
Festival Parade to be held July 11th at Traverse City, Michigan. The Northwest Michigan Migrant
Resource Council invited Gutierrez to participate in the parade held on Saturday and the
Leelanau County League of Women Voters invited Efrain Gutierrez to screen his films for the migrant
community in Traverse City on Sunday, July12.
Efrain Gutierrez was a migrant from San Antonio, Texas who worked picking cherries in Traverse City
every summer from 1955 to 1961. Efrain Gutierrez has not visited Traverse City, Michigan since.
Thursday, July 9, he will be in Grand Rapids, Michigan for a radio interview and a platica
(conversation) at the Grand Rapids Hispanic Center.
Efrain Gutierrez will also be in Auburn, Indiana on Tuesday, July 7 th and Wednesday, July 8 th for a
family reunion with relatives of his cousin, Antonio Gonzalez. Gonzalez married a local girl,
Margaret Louise Hogan, and stopped migrating from Texas, settled in Auburn where he later
retired and passed away, 2009.