Latino Heritage Month 2005

The Foothill College Latino Heritage Month Planning Committee presents
2005 Latino Heritage Month
Latino: La Luz del Futuro • Latino: The Light of the Future

Monday, May 2
Latino Heritage Month Blessing Ceremony: Cultural Celebration
Aztec dancers will perform and bless the month’s activities to commemorate and promote the Latino culture, Latin American countries, and Foothill’s Heritage Month Celebration. Free refreshments.
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Library Quad
FREE ADMISSION

Wednesday, May 4
Latinos: Somos La Luz, 5 de Mayo: Luncheon & Mariachis
This event will feature opening remarks from Foothill College President Bernadine Chuck Fong as well as live entertainment by Mariachi Tapatio, under the direction of Salvador Gonzalez. The luncheon will feature authentic regional Mexican cuisine. The menu includes country-style grill lime-pepper chicken, seasoned carne asada, grilled vegetable skewers, refried beans, taqueria-style corn tortillas, fresh tortilla chips and three different types of salsas, and homemade mole poblano cheese enchiladas with rice and beans.
Time: Noon to 1 p.m. (College Hour)
Location: Library Quad
Tickets: $5, students with OwlCard; $8, general

Thursday, May 5
Lecture Series I: Meet the Artist Reception featuring Artist Faviana Rodriguez
Faviana Rodriguez is a vibrant and driven community-based artist from Oakland, CA. Her dynamic political prints and posters have been viewed by countless individuals in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York, Mexico City, Cuba and Scotland. Through her work, you can feel her commitment to the arts as a tool for activism and community empowerment, and her dedication to youth finding their voice through the arts.
Time: Noon-3 p.m.
Location: Art Exhibit, Semans Library Gallery Noon to 1 p.m.; Reception, Library Patio, 1:30 to 3 p.m.; Slide Show, Room 1801
FREE ADMISSION

Thursday, May 5
Volleyball Tournament

The team with the most wins at the end of the tournament wins medals, lunch tickets and a trophy. To participate call, Jose Nava at (650) 949-7186.
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Library Quad
FREE ADMISSION

Friday, May 6
Folkloric Dance Festival: Feel the Flavor

Featuring a cast of local high school Folkloric dance teams in competition for 1st , 2nd and 3rd prize awards. The teams will perform dances from Mexico and other Latin American countries. They will be evaluated by a panel of judges on how authentic and passionate their performances are as well as their costumes, music, choreography, audience reaction, and on a dance from a country other than Mexico. The evening of celebration and performance will feature a live mariachi band, which will perform as each team dances for points as part of the competition.
Time: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Location: Smithwick Theater
Tickets: $5, student with OwlCard; $7 general

Monday, May 9
Latino Film & Discussion Series I: A Day Without a Mexican

The hit independent film, A Day Without a Mexican, asks the question: what would happen if every one of California's 12 million Hispanics disappeared? In Sergio Arau's award-winning film, the answer is chaos. Cafes lose waiters, vegetables rot in the fields, schools are left without teachers and elected officials, including the lieutenant governor, vanish. Arau’s commentary makes the invisible visible. Discussion facilitated by Martha Barragan, LHM co-chair and Foothill Puente/English Instructor Tess Hansen. Free refreshments.
Time: 10 a.m. to Noon.
Location: Room 3523
FREE ADMISSION

Tuesday, May 10
Entrepreneurial Perspectives: Minorities in Business

A panel of entrepreneurs will share their stories on how to get started and the realities of owning a business. Business and community resources include representatives from Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Administration, SCORE and NOVA.
Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Room 3102
FREE ADMISSION

Wednesday, May 11
Lecture Series II: Marisa Maldonado—Risk, Respect, Resolve & A Dash of Salsa

Marisa Maldonado will discuss her personal and professional growth, which involved taking risks while respecting those around her and a determination to accomplish her goals, while adding a bit of salsa. Salsa incorporates her uniqueness, culture, nationality and her personal experiences, all of which have shaped her confidence and attitude and have given her the passion to succeed. Marisa has excelled in education and her career by creating opportunities and overcoming the hurdles and battles of being what she calls “a double minority”—a woman and Hispanic. Marissa’s career spans the broadcasting and Internet fields. She served as the vice president of Marketing at Eyecron; senior manager of Global Promotions at Yahoo!; and worked in broadcast news at CBS and ABC for 15 years, receiving an Emmy nomination for outstanding achievement in breaking news for reporting the 1991 Oakland Hills fires. She currently works for Apple Computers, where she is developing a video outreach program for middle-school students. Co-sponsored by the Foothill Financial Aid Office.
Time: Noon to 1 p.m. (College Hour)
Location: Appreciation Hall (Room 1501)
FREE ADMISSION

Thursday, May 12
Volleyball Tournament

The team with the most wins at the end of the tournament wins medals, lunch tickets and a trophy. To participate, call Jose Nava at (650) 949-7186.
Time: Noon-2 p.m.
Location: Library Quad
FREE ADMISSION

Friday, May 13
Foothill-De Anza Dance: Fiesta from the Hill to Aztland

The Foothill College Latino Heritage Month Planning Committee and the De Anza College MEChA Club will host a dance. DJs Menace and Javi will play a variety of music, including hip-hop, house, salsa, merengue, reggae, cumbia, rock en Español and more.
Time: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Location: De Anza College Campus Center Conference Rooms A and B
Tickets: Advanced purchase, $5, student w/Owl Card; $7, general; $10, general admission at the door.

Monday, May 16
Latino Film & Discussion Series II: The Last Zapatista Forgotten Heroes

This film explores the chilling testimony of the soldiers who fought beside General Emiliano Zapata in the 1910 Mexican Revolution. Nearly 100 years later, these survivors of the legendary Liberation Army of the South reveal truths not found in any book. Discussion facilitated by Martha Barragan, LHM co-chair and Foothill Puente/English Instructor Tess Hansen. Free refreshments.
Time: 10 a.m.-Noon
Location: Room 3523
FREE ADMISSION

Tuesday, May 17
Who Are the Sephardim?

Harry Kornbleet, a representative from the Magnes Museum, will lead a discussion that focuses on Jews who were expelled from Spain and Portugal during the Middle Ages and Inquisition, and settled all around the world. Hear about their culture and the diverse countries in which they now reside. Co-sponsored by Jews, Israelis & Friends at Foothill (JIFF).
Time: 10 a.m. to Noon
Location: Room 3523
FREE ADMISSION

Tuesday, May 17
Circulo de Vida: Cancer in the Latino Community

Community Agency Circulo de Vida (CDV) Executive Director Carmen Ortiz will discuss the impact of cancer in the Latino community as well as the services that her organization offers. Cancer survivor Marina Castillo and caregiver Dimas Moncada Jr., LCSW, will share their experiences and offer their personal stories and health education tips. Moncada Jr. has 15 years of experience working with chronically ill patients. He worked for more than seven years with children, adolescents and families dealing with issues of abuse and parenting at La Clinica de la Raza in Oakland. He currently works for the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s Äôs Mission Mental Health Center to assess children with learning disabilities. In addition to overseeing staff, he also facilitates the group for 9- to 12-year-old children. He has been with CDV since 2002. Castillo was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 1994, and a recurrence of the same cancer in 1999. She underwent surgery and treatment, and has been cancer-free for the past six years. She joined a Circulo de Vida for support in 1999.
Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Room 3102
FREE ADMISSION

Wednesday, May 18
Lecture Series III: From Gang Member to Harvard Graduate featuring Richard Santana

Richard Santana was born in California and was the third generation in his family to join one of the largest gangs in California. After several years of life on the streets, Senor Chocolate (his gang name) experienced a transformation when he discovered real power—education. This enlightenment provided him with opportunities to achieve personal and social growth. Through positive leadership experiences and the learning process, he attended college. With a strong will and a genuine commitment to make a difference in the world, he graduated from the Risk & Prevention Program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Human Development & Psychology in 1995. He credits education, community programs, and teachers for paving the way from life as Senor Chocolate to a Harvard graduate.
Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m. (College Hour)
Location: Library Quad
FREE ADMISSION

Thursday, May 19
Volleyball Tournament

The team with the most wins at the end of the tournament wins medals, lunch tickets a trophy. To participate, call Jose Nava at (650) 949-7186.
Time: Noon to 2 p.m.
Location: Library Quad
FREE ADMISSION

Thursday, May 19
Latino Access to Higher Education

A presentation about what the California is planning to do in the future to address the needs of Latinos in higher education. Learn the latest facts and data about Latino success in higher education.
Time: 2 to 3 p.m.
Location: Room 3523
FREE ADMISSION


Monday, May 23
Latino Film & Discussion Series III: Senorita Extraviada Missing Young Woman

This film chronicles the tragic story of the more than 380 kidnapped, raped and murdered young women of Juarez, Mexico. The murders first came to light in 1993 and young women continue to disappear to this day without a trace or hope of bringing the perpetrators to justice. Who are these women from all walks of life and why are they being brutally murdered? This documentary moves like the unsolved mystery it is. The filmmaker investigates the circumstances of the murders and the horror, fear and courage of the families whose children have been taken. Yet it is also the story of a city of the future, it is the story of the underbelly of our global economy. A post-film discussion will be facilitated by Mexico Solidarity Network staff who have first-hand experience in Ciudad, Juarez.
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Room 3523
FREE ADMISSION

Tuesday, May 24
Latinas in Politics: How to Get Involved

A panel of Latina women who are involved in politics or currently serve in government positions will share information on how to get involved with your community in a political setting and make a difference. Political leaders, board members and partnering organizations will participate and share their expertise. This event also offers the opportunity to network with individuals for future endeavors.
Time: Noon-1:30 p.m.
Location: Room 3523
FREE ADMISSION

Wednesday, May 25
Lecture Series IV: Resume & Academia featuring Dr. Carlos Munoz Jr.

Dr. Carlos Munoz Jr. will discuss racism and academics. After 36 years of teaching in higher education, he has gained international prominence as political scientist, historian, journalist, and public intellectual. He was born in the ìsegundo barrioî in El Paso, TX, and raised in the barrios of East Los Angeles, CA. The son of poor, working-class Mexican immigrants, he earned an associate degree from Los Angeles City College in 1964, bachelor’s degree with honors in political science from California State University, Los Angeles, in 1967 and his doctorate in government from the Claremont Graduate School in 1973. He is professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, Department of Ethnic Studies.
Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m. (College Hour)
Location: Smithwick Theater & Library Quad
FREE ADMISSION

Thursday, May 26
Volleyball Tournament

The team with he most wins at the end of the tournament win medals, lunch tickets and a trophy. To participate, call Jose Nava at (650) 949-7186.
Time: Noon to 2 p.m.
Location: Library Quad
FREE ADMISSION




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