The Galarza Lecture series honors the memory of Ernesto Galarza, a man of vision who was a community leader, an activist, and a scholar. His work was associated with Stanford from his graduate studies in Latin American history to his work with a community health center in San Jose. Galarza blended the toughness of an organizer with the tenderness of a poet and writer of children’s stories. Ernesto Galarza spoke both to the suffering inflicted on Chicanos in the United States and to the hope held for future generations. Perhaps the lectures in his name can renew Galarza’s vision for those of us who have followed after.