Latino Heritage Month 2010
One People, Many Cultures, No Borders

Highlights at Foothill College

Wednesday, May 5
Opening Ceremony Cultural Celebration (College Hour)
While celebrating Cinco de Mayo, you'll experience Latin culture at its finest. This event will feature Danza Azteca, a talented troupe of North-American Aztec dancers. To fuel the flavor, you can enjoy Columbian, Cuban, Mexican, Peruvian, Puerto Rican and Salvadorian food. Complimentary refreshments.
Time: Noon–1 p.m. (College Hour)
Location: Campus Center Plaza
Free Admission

Tuesday, May 11
Earth Day Environmental Extravaganza
Lend a helping hand in the "green" movement. In addition to showcasing an Earth-friendly car that doesn't run on gasoline, a variety of information on environmental alternatives for a cleaner and healthier future will be available. Co-sponsored by Foothill Middle College and Foothill College Health Services Office. Complimentary refreshments.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Plaza
Free Admission

Wednesday, May 12
ASFC Student Government Elections Event (College Hour)
As a Foothill College student, you have a voice. Now use it! Be a part of the conversation, and hear from fellow students who want to represent you and are running for elected student government positions for the 2010–2011 academic year. Your vote is your voice. The Associated Students of Foothill College (ASFC) is the elected voice of more than 18,000 students who attend Foothill. Complimentary refreshments.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Plaza
Free Admission

La Fiesta de Middlefield: Mucho Mexicana
Enjoy a traditional Mexican celebration that features a campus information fair and live music performed by Mariachi Tierra Linda. This event spotlights the services, programs and resources available at the full-service Foothill College Middlefield Campus in Palo Alto. Parking is free.
Time: 5–8 p.m.
Location: Latino Heritage Plaza, Foothill Middlefield Campus, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto (at the intersection of Middlefield Road and Montrose Street).
Free Admission

Tuesday, May 18
Empowerment Explosion Self-Defense Workshop
Learn some helpful, effective self-defense techniques that can protect you and your loved ones. Featuring Community Solutions, a private, non-profit community human services organization, and co-sponsored by Foothill College Health Services Office.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Plaza
Free Admission

Wednesday, May 19
Mexico's Masterpiece (College Hour)
Put your dancing shoes on for an afternoon of live entertainment from Folklorico Tonalli that artfully represents the diversity of Mexico's dynamic regions and locales.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Plaza
Free Admission

Thursday, May 20
Lecture Series I: A Healthier Me Is a Healthier We
Learn how you can take steps that result in healthier relationships. Tips, advice and resources are available for a happier you and me. Featuring Community Solutions, a private, non-profit community human services organization, and co-sponsored by the Foothill College Health Services Office.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Friday, May 21
Amigos United Banquet: Hoy Por Ti, Manna Por Me
Together we can support one another and create a better future for the Latino community. This dinner event features guest speaker Laura Casas Frier, who is a member of the Foothill–De Anza Community College District Board of Trustees, and entertainment. Co-sponsored by the De Anza College Integral Movement for AB540 Student Success (MASS) Club. To participate, you must RSVP by e-mail to Lhm.foothillcollege@gmail.com no later than May 14.
Time: 6–9 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room
Free Admission

Tuesday, May 25
Lecture Series II: The Love of Leadership
Motivational speaker Javier Ramirez from the faith-based Global Impact Leadership Institute (GIGLI), a regional and international apostolic-prophetic training center, will discuss fostering change and bringing transformation to one's personal life, family, business and community. As part of the event, you'll examine your thoughts, attitudes and practices in light of the principles presented in Ramirez's lecture.
Time: 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Wednesday, May 26
Hasta la Proxima Closing Ceremony & Advocacy Day (College Hour)
Join the ASFC and Latino Heritage Month Planning Committee in advocating for education. This event also features surprise guest speakers and entertainment. Co-sponsored by ASFC Legislative Committee. Complimentary refreshments.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Plaza
Free Admission

Thursday, May 27
International Night Cultural Celebration
Experience many cultures and live entertainment from around the world by attending the annual dinner feast, fiesta and fashion show staged by the talented students who participate in Foothill's popular International Students Program. Co-sponsored by ASFC Activities Board, Student Activities Office and International Students Office.
Time & Location: Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Campus Center. The Fashion Show begins at 7 p.m. in the Smithwick Theatre.
Tickets: Purchase tickets in the ASFC Smart Shop (Room 2016) and International Students Office (Room 5922). Tickets purchased before May 7 are $8, general admission; $6, student with OwlCard. Tickets purchased after May 7 are $10, general admission; $8, student with OwlCard. Tickets sold at the door are $15.

Friday, May 28
Meet the Artist: Jazzy Jazz
Latino Heritage Month is proud to present its own committee art director and Foothill College student Jasmine "Jazz" Pena. She'll introduce Latin Culture to the fullest. Complimentary refreshments.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Library Patio
Free Admission

Ongoing LHM Month Events &Exhibits

One People, Many Cultures, No Borders Featuring works by local artist and Foothill College student Jasmine "Jazz" Pena, this exhibit includes mixed media pieces that will compel you to examine the beauty of Latin culture and how we respond to such a diverse population. Pena also serves as art director for the Foothill College Latino Heritage Month 2010 Planning Committee. One People, Many Cultures, No Borders Exhibit is on display throughout May in the Semans Library. Exhibit hours are Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free. In addition, artifacts from the exhibit will be displayed in the Foothill College Campus Center during May. Exhibit hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.

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