Latino Heritage Month 2011
Past, Present & Future

Highlights at Foothill College

Tuesday, May 3
Career Development Conference
The Career Development Conference features lunch and a keynote presentation by author Frank Carbajal, who will share stories and advice from his book, Building the Latino Future. From 1 to 3 p.m., you can attend workshops presented by experienced leaders and business executives. Workshop topics include Leadership & Communication, Digital Resumes & Personal Branding and Successful Networking. Includes complimentary lunch. Dress professionally for this event; business attire is strongly encouraged. Download the agenda for more information and room locations at www.foothill.edu/career/careernet.php. Co-sponsored by the Career Center and ASFC.
Time: Noon–3 p.m.
Locations: Campus Center Dining Room, Hearthside Lounge & Toyon Room
Admission: Free with valid OwlCard and required advance online registration at www.foothill.edu/career/careernet.php

Wednesday, May 4
Latino Heritage Month Opening Ceremony: Car Show & Graffiti Art Contest
Latino Heritage Month kicks off with food, music, art, dancing and cars. In the late 1930s, car culture and Mexican cultura combined to create a new form of self-expression: Lowriders, family cars that were fixed up and painted to express one's identity as different than mainstream culture. Also at this event, will be a dance performance by Sammy Ramirez. You'll recall Ramirez from his impressive 2009 audition for the judges on So You Think You Can Dance.
Time: 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Plaza
Free Admission

Thursday, May 5
Aztec Dancers
Tlaloc Aztec dance performance group will perform this tradition of dance that expresses relationships between man and nature, which is traditionally performed during ceremonies at spiritually significant locations.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Plaza
Free Admission


Monday, May 9
Film Screening I: Why I Ride Low & Slow
This film covers the untold history of the unique Lowrider culture in San Francisco's Mission District. The producers of the film will be present and will answer your questions about their experience capturing Lowrider culture on film.
Time: 10–11:50 a.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Thursday, May 12
Open-Mic Poetry: Flor y Canto
Do you write poetry? Share your original works or read from your favorite authors during this open-mic event.
Time: 10 a.m.–Noon
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Thursday, May 12
Middlefield Campus Fiesta
Enjoy fantastic Mexican food, Latin dance and great Flamenco guitar playing.
Time: 5:30–8 p.m.
Location: Foothill College Middlefield Campus, 4000 Middlefield Road, Building I, Palo Alto (at the Cubberley Community Center)
Free Admission & Free Parking

Monday, May 16
Latinos in Education: Success Strategies
Discuss current issues faced by Latino students in higher education and what we can do to improve students' retention and graduation rates. A panel of successful Latino professionals will share their stories of perseverance and success. Refreshments will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Foothill College Transfer Center.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Tuesday, May 17
Film Screening II: The Grass Grows Green: Life & Death From Behind The Recruiting Office Desk
Official Selection 2007 Sundance Film Festival
Meet writer/director Jesus Beltran, whose 20-minute film tells the story of one Marine's complicated relationship with life and death from behind the recruiting office desk. The film explores the internal struggle of a man bound by honor and duty to recruit the best and the brightest for an uncertain future away from the familiar violence in the ?hood. The Grass Grows Green draws from the writer/director's own observations of the life in a Mexican-American working-class neighborhood and his brother's experience as a U.S. Marine. www.zumpangofilms.com
Time: 10 a.m.–Noon
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Wednesday, May 18
Learn to Play Capoeira
Capoeira is an art form that combines martial arts, singing and drums. African slaves brought the basic elements of Capoeira to Brazil. This art form developed as a way to resist Portuguese colonialism. To disguise their practice of martial arts from slave masters, capoeiristas said they were ?playing.?
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room
Free Admission

Thursday, May 19
Foothill Authors Series: Graciela Tiscareño?Sato & "Latinnovating"
The Foothill Authors Series presents Graciela Tiscareño?Sato, author of Latinnovating. A graduate of the UC Berkeley School of Environmental Design, her global sustainability experience began while leading the Green Enterprise Initiative at Munich?headquartered Siemens Enterprise Networks. She helped enterprises understand the economic and environmental value of collaboration technologies. Once adopted, these solutions dramatically reduced corporations' real estate needs, energy needs, employee commutes and their overall carbon footprints. The author actively mentors students who need education and career roadmaps, which this book provides. In 2010, she received Entrepreneur of the Year honors at the LATINAStyle Magazine Gala in Washington D.C. She is a key organizer of the Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit. She owns the marketing and communications excellence firm, Gracefully Global Group, LLC. Latinnovating is available at the Foothill College Bookstore, and can be purchased at a 20-percent discount. Staff and faculty earn PGA/PAA credit for attending Foothill Authors Series presentations.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Thursday, May 19
Amigos United Banquet to Honor the Chávez Legacy
Join us for a motivational evening honoring César Chávez's legacy. Keynote speaker Richard Ybarra was studying at San Diego State University when a weekend conference changed his life path from coaching sports to a career in community building. Ybarra spent more than three years working and traveling with Chávez throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Mexico as the civil rights icon's special assistant, head of security, speechwriter and press secretary.
Time: 5–9 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room
Admission: Free admission with RSVP: To reserve your seat at the event, send an e-mail that includes your first and last name, phone number and the number of attendees to Antoinette Chavez at ChavezAntoinette@foothill.edu by May 9.

Friday, May 20
International Night
The Foothill student body includes students from more than 100 countries and represents more than 90 languages. The mission of International Night is to share the diverse culture of Foothill students. There are two parts to International Night: Performance and fashion. Our own Foothill students will perform cultural singing and dancing as well as display vibrant, intricate cultural attire. Event proceeds will be used to fund a scholarship for Foothill students as well as a contribution for Japanese disaster relief. Learn more at www.foothillinight.com.
Time: 6:30–10 p.m.
Location: Smithwick Theatre
Tickets: $4, with valid Owl Card; $5, general; $6, at the door. Purchase advance tickets at the ASFC Smart Shop (Room 2016)

Monday, May 23
Meet the Artist Presentation: Sal Garcia
Sal Garcia was an early staff member at the Galeria de la Raza in the Mission District in San Francisco, where he had the opportunity to curate numerous exhibitions. While working with Galeria, he acquired the honorary nickname "Mayor of 24th Street" where his studio was a prominent meeting place for artists, activists and many out-of-town visitors such as Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Rigoberta Menchú. Meet Garcia in person as he discusses his aesthetic and technique in various artistic media. His works are on display in the Foothill College Semans Library Gallery throughout May.
Time: 10 a.m.–Noon
Location: Chinese Heritage Room (Room 3523)
Free Admission

Wednesday, May 25
Closing Ceremony: Poet Yosimar Reyes
From the mountains of Guerrero, Mexico, comes Yosimar Reyes, a two-spirit poet/activist based in San Jose, CA. His style has been described as "a brave and vulnerable voice that shines light on the issues affecting Queer Immigrant Youth and the many disenfranchised communities in the U.S. and throughout the world."
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Ongoing Events
Featured Artist Exhibit: Sal Garcia
Noted for his unique use of color, Sal Garcia is an artist of unusual range, working in painting, printmaking, sculpture and woodcarving. Movement and light are also very important in his technique and reflect his early exposure to the work of the Mexican master Siquieros at Taller Siquieros in Cuernavaca, Mexico. His travels through Mexico, North Africa, Spain, Italy, Japan and China have informed his work and helped create his global perspectives. He has found art to be a path of expression that combines his interests in the spiritual as well as the political. His art varies in composition but is strongly influenced by Pre-Columbian themes. Throughout his career, Garcia has been involved in numerous art shows and creative projects. His art has been exhibited from Manhattan to Moscow to Mexico City. His work is in numerous public and private collections, including those of the Mexican Museum and musician Carlos Santana. Garcia's works are on display in the Foothill College Semans Library Gallery throughout May. Exhibit admission is free; parking is $2. Gallery hours are Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For additional event, driving and parking information


Foothill College Latino Heritage Month 2011 Planning Committee

Sasha Golafshan, chair; Victor Chavez, treasurer; Vanessa Chavez and Chaitali Chinoy, secretaries; Ruben Sanchez, community liaison; Antoinette Chavez and Fatima Jinnah, co-advisors; Ryan Bellon; Marjorie Casey; Christina Chavez; Patricia Davoren; Robert "Bavi" Garcia; Azaret Gonzalez; Gene Hall; Pat Hyland; David Maka; Jessyca Medina; Trey Miller; Gisele Navas; Elvin Posada; Daphne Small; Cynthia Southerby; and Jessica Torres

Sponsors

Associated Students of Foothill College (ASFC); ASFC Design Center; ASFC Organizations Board of Directors (OBD); Blue Unicorn; Bronco Bakery; Classic Art; Foothill College Career Center; Foothill College Health Services Office; Foothill College LGBT Heritage Month 2011 Planning Committee; Foothill College Middlefield Campus; Foothill College Student Affairs & Activities Office; Foothill College Transfer Center; Hada Madrina; Mariel's Bridal Boutique; Moda 15; Morelia's Restaurant



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