Latino Heritage Month 2004

Foothill College Latino Heritage Month Planning Committee presents
2004 Latino Heritage Month
Latino Americanos: Many Cultures, A United Voice

Monday, May 3
Opening Ceremony: Entertainment & Speaker
Aztec dancers will perform in the “Mexican Elder’s Tradition” and bless the month’s activities. The keynote speaker is Carlos Figueroa, president of the Greater San Jose Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; and co-founder, honorary council and advisory committee member of Puente: Building Bridges Between Jews and Latinos.
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Cesar Chavez Plaza
FREE ADMISSION

Tuesday, May 4
Latino Film & Discussion Series I: ¡Viva Zapata!
A classic film that focuses on the internal rebellion of the Mexican Revolution, the film spotlights how extraordinary circumstances can create extraordinary people. Discussion facilitated by Jasmine Herrera, Salsa Club vice president and ASFC marketing director; and Foothill Puente/English Instructor Tess Hansen. Morning session will include a brief excerpt from the film. The film will be shown in its entirety at the evening session. Free refreshments served.
Time: 10-11a.m. and 5-7 p.m.
Location: Morning, Room 3523; Evening, Campus Center Lounge
FREE ADMISSION

Tuesday, May 4
Volleyball Tournament Sign Up: Visit the Booth
The tournament will consist of four teams of seven players. Two games will be played each week. Teams will play against the other three teams once. The team with the most wins at the end of the tournament wins medals, lunch and trophy. A faculty vs. students match is also set for May 27. To play, visit the sign-up booth, or call Jose Nava, (650) 949-7186; or Fernando Cuenta, (650) 722-0209.
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Cesar Chavez Plaza
FREE ADMISSION

Wednesday, May 5
Cinco de Mayo Luncheon: Speaker & Cultural Celebration

The annual Cinco de Mayo luncheon will feature television newsman Rigo Chacon of ABC’s Channel 7 Eyewitness News. A general assignment reporter for ABC for 26 years, he was instrumental in the opening of the network’s South Bay bureau—the first Santa Clara County bureau operated by a San Francisco-based TV station. Today, his reporter’s beat includes news that happens in Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda, Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito counties. He has also been assigned to report from different parts of the US and Latin America. While at San Jose’s KNTV for two years in the early 70’s, he won an Emmy Award as a producer. Since then, he has received numerous broadcast and community service awards, including a second Emmy for general news reporting. Luncheon entertainment by Mariachi Perla de San Jose, under the direction of Jose Leon. The menu includes chicken enchilada casserole, vegetarian chile relleno casserole, Spanish rice, refried beans, coleslaw salad, salsa, tortillas, lemonade and pan dulce (sweet Mexican bread).
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room
Tickets: Tickets: $10, general; $8, student with OwlCard. To purchase tickets, call Beckie Urrutia-Lopez at (650) 949-7205.

Thursday, May 6
Extended Opportunities Program & Services (EOPS) Recruitment & Financial Aid Outreach Presentation: Capoeira Dancers

This event showcases students from the Ravenswood School District Work-Study Community Outreach Family Literacy Program, and will feature a live Capoeira dance performance by Omolu. The visiting dance troupe will also perform an Afro-Brazilian dance that incorporates self-defense maneuvers. Capoeira is a dance-fight created by the Afro-Brazilian to fight against slavery during the colonial period in Brazil.
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room
FREE ADMISSION

Friday, May 7
Evening of Celebration & Performance: Cultural Night of Excellence

Featuring a cast of 16 dancers, Ensambles Ballet Folklorico de San Francisco will perform dances from five regions of Mexico. The troupe is an authentic Mexican folklore dance group, which began in 1989. Under the direction of Zenon Barron, Ensambles is committed to authentically and passionately performing with the utmost standard of excellence.
Time: 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Location: Smithwick Theater
Tickets: $10, general; $8, student with OwlCard. To purchase tickets, call (650) 949-7360. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

Friday, May 7
Fiesta on the Hill Evening Dance

The Latino Club will host an all-college dance. The d.j. will play a variety of music, inclduing Hip-Hop, House, Salsa, Merengue, Raggae and more. College personnel supervise the dance.
Time: 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room
Tickets: $7, general; $5, student with OwlCard. Purchase tickets May 3-7 from noon- 1 p.m. in the Campus Center Dining Room, or at the door.

Tuesday, May 11
Latino Film & Discussion Series II: The Best of Culture Clash

The Best of Culture Clash delivers an unforgettable portrait of life in America and what it means to be an American with hilarious comedy and shrewd social satire. Discussion facilitated by Jasmine Herrera, Salsa Club vice president and ASFC marketing director; and Foothill Puente/English Instructor Tess Hansen. Morning session will include a brief excerpt from the film. The film will be shown in its entirety at the evening session. Free refreshments served.
Time: 11 a.m.-Noon and 5-7 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge
FREE ADMISSION

Tuesday, May 11
Student Panel: The American Dream Is Not for Us! The Latino Struggle in the United States.

This dynamic presentation features Foothill College students Fatima Jimenez, Lidia Ordorica, Daniel Rodriguez, Christina Pulido and special guest James Espinoza, who is a freelance writer for Metro Magazine. Panelists will discuss whether the “American Dream” applies to everyone or a privileged few. Panelists will also examine the Latino struggle in the U.S, including topics such as stereotypes, economics, education and family dynamics.
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge
FREE ADMISSION

Tuesday, May 11
Cultural Freedom Celebration: Celebrating Diversity

This event is an assembly of several clubs on campus and their self-expression in the form of a speech, poems, songs and dance. The goal of the event is to encourage all students to express their individual points of view on campus and in the classroom without the fear.
Time: 1-2 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room
FREE ADMISSION

Wednesday, May 12
Lecture Series I: Latinos in the Global Context—Beneficiaries of Irrelevant

A professor at the at the UC San Diego School of Communications, Dr. Olga Vasquez will discuss Latinos in the Global Context: Beneficiaries of Irrelevant. Her research is best characterized as ethnography of education that examines multiple ways in which under-served populations can gain access to educational resources and institutional support. She is the lead author of Pushing Boundaries: Language & Culture in a Mexican Community and sole author of La Clase Magica: Imagining Optimal Possibilities in a Bilingual Community of Learners. She has contributed chapters to numerous edited volumes in the fields of education, bilingual education, literacy and community studies. Her recent work focuses on the issues of educationally preparing minority populations to enter into the global processes increasing characterizing society. She holds a doctorate degree from Stanford University.
Time: 11 a.m.-Noon
Location: Campus Center Lounge
FREE ADMISSION

Thursday, May 13
Volleyball Tournament

The team with the most wins at the end of the tournament win medals, lunch tickets and trophy. To play, call Jose Nava, (605) 949-7186; or Fernando Cuenta, (650) 722-0209.
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Cesar Chavez Plaza
FREE ADMISSION

Thursday, May 13
Flor y Canto: Open Mic Poetry Slam

Poetry Slam is a celebration of Latino poetry and music. Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to read their own poetry or poems from other writers.
Time: 10-Noon a.m.
Location: Owl's Nest
FREE ADMISSION

Thursday, May 13
Volleyball Tournament

The team with the most wins at the end of the tournament win medals, lunch tickets and trophy. To play, call Jose Nava, (605) 949-7186; or Fernando Cuenta, (650) 722-0209.
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Cesar Chavez Plaza
FREE ADMISSION

Monday, May 17
Immigration Awareness Day & Forum Presentation

This forum is designed to explore immigration issues, and educate the community about the injustice faced by immigrants in the United States and what community members can do to improve the status of immigrants. The forum will feature Services, Immigrant Rights & Education Network (SIREN) Community Education Leadership Development Program Director Marco Lopez, who is bilingual and bicultural, and has extensive experience in labor law, civil rights, immigrant rights, human rights and education. He served as house counsel and general counsel to the United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO, from 1976-1981; served as legal counsel to the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles, San Diego and Sacramento from 1989-1994; and operated a law practice for 20 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from San Jose State University and a juris doctorate degree from the UC Berkley Boalt Hall Law School. He has studied international law at The Hague World Court Academy in the Netherlands, and his cases have been featured in Los Angeles Times, New York Times, El Economista, La Opinion, National Public Radio, 20/20, Good Morning America, People Magazine and other major U.S. and Mexican publications. He is writing My Walk with Cesar, a book about his work and friendship with Cesar Chavez.
Time: 6-7:30 p.m., Forum; 7:30-8 p.m., Salsa Dancing
Location: Campus Center Lounge
FREE ADMISSION

Tuesday, May 18
Latino Film & Discussion Series III: Real Women Have Curves

The film focuses on the choice many Latina women face between furthering their education and honoring their family obligations. Discussion facilitated by Jasmine Herrera, Salsa Club vice president and ASFC marketing director; and Foothill Puente/English Instructor Tess Hansen. Morning session will include a brief excerpt from the film. The film will be shown in its entirety at the evening session. Free refreshments served.
Time: 10-11a.m. and 5-7 p.m.
Location: Room 3523, morning; Campus Center, evening
FREE ADMISSION



Wednesday, May 19
Chips & Salsa Dancing

The Foothill Salsa Club invites students, staff and faculty to a salsa demonstration, mini salsa lesson, and information about the Salsa Club. Facilitated by Salsa Club members Jasmine Herrera and Carolina Calvo, the event will feature dancing, music, refreshments and piñata breaking.
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Library Quad
FREE ADMISSION

Thursday, May 20
Volleyball Tournament

The team with the most wins at the end of the tournament wins medals, lunch tickets and a trophy. To play, call Jose Nava, (605) 949-7186; or Fernando Cuenta, (650) 722-0209.
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Cesar Chavez Plaza
FREE ADMISSION

Tuesday, May 25
Latino Film & Discussion Series: Americanos

Americanos celebrates the rich diversity within the Latin American culture. From celebrities, laborers, clergy, athletes and artists, the images reveal a great scope of experience as well as the contributions and synergy of the Latino community. Discussion facilitated by Jasmine Herrera, Salsa Club vice president and ASFC marketing director; and Foothill Puente/English Instructor Tess Hansen. Morning session will include a brief excerpt from the film. The film will be shown in its entirety at the evening session. Free refreshments served.
Time: 11 a.m.-Noon and 5-7 p.m.
Location: Room 3523, morning; Campus Center Lounge, evening
FREE ADMISSION

Wednesday, May 26
Employer Panel: Building Careers in the Today’s Workplace

  • Noon-12:45 p.m.—Latino Americanos: Contributors to the Work Force—Employer Panel Professionals from high-tech, education, private ownership and community agencies will discuss their career choices, workplace discoveries and words of wisdom.
  • 12:45-1:30 p.m.—Networking Reception—Meet one-to-one with employers and representatives of professional associations to discuss industry requirements. Refreshments will be served
  • 12:45-1:30 p.m.—Resume Critique—Bring your resume, and receive feedback and advice on how to best tailor your resume for potential employers.

Time: Noon-1:30 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge
FREE ADMISSION

Thursday, May 27
Volleyball Tournament

The team with the most wins at the end of the tournament win medals, lunch tickets and trophy. To play, call Jose Nava, (605) 949-7186; or Fernando Cuenta, (650) 722-0209.
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Cesar Chavez Plaza
FREE ADMISSION
Ongoing throughout May
Impressions of Latin America Gallery Art Exhibit

Featured artist Virginia Olivares exhibits Impressions of Latin America throughout May.
Location: Foothill Semans Library Gallery
FREE ADMISSION


Ongoing throughout May
Famous Latinos through History Exhibit

Students will create an art installation representing famous Latinos from biology, politics and the arts. The outdoor exhibit will feature the names, career achievements and historical importance of Latinos who have shaped history.
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Cesar Chavez Plaza
FREE ADMISSION



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