Latino Heritage Month 2006
Celebrando Las Americas—Celebrating The Americas

Monday, May 1
International Workers Day
In solidarity with the nationwide Day of Action, and in collaboration with the Campaign for Immigrant Rights & Reform, the Latino Heritage Month Planning Committee will support the worldwide strike by sponsoring no events on this day. We invite the campus community to support this human rights cause. International Workers Day is traditionally celebrated May 1.

Wednesday, May 3
Latino Heritage Month Official Opening Ceremony Featuring Fiestas Patrias with Loco Bloco
Celebrate the rich culture of Latin countries with music, food and a live performance by the Brazilian drum and dance troupe Loco Bloco. Expose yourself to the diversity of Latino culture. Free refreshments.
Time: Noon–1 p.m. (College Hour)
Location: Library Quad
Free Admission

Friday, May 5
Film Festival I: Zapatista
The film, Zapatista, is set in Chiapas, Mexico, in an area that was overrun by Zapatista soldiers. The North American Free Trade Agreement had come into effect, which lead to the Zapatista uprising. Armed with sticks and words against a first world-military, 8,000 Zapatistas fought 75,000 federal troops to a standstill. It’s an inspiring first-hand account of a struggle that will challenge the way you think about the world. Free refreshments.
Time: 6–9p.m.
Location: Appreciation Hall (Room 1501)
Free Admission

Monday, May 8
Film Festival II: Culture Clash Presents: A Bowl of Beings
Culture Clash Presents: A Bowl of Beings is a revolutionary political comedy focusing on the Chicano movement of the 1990’s with themes that remain current. The movie presents a collection of biting sketches on the Chicano experience in America, from the arrival of Columbus to the contemporary movie Stand and Deliver. Free refreshments
Time: Noon–2 p.m.
Location: Appreciation Hall (Room 1501)
Free Admission

Tuesday, May 9
Immigrant Rights Lecture Series I: Dolores Huerta
Legendary activist Dolores Huerta will discuss how the labor movement improved health care and education for farm workers. As an advocate for farm workers’ rights, she participates in non-violent civil disobedience activities and strikes. She will discuss issues of personal and social responsibility, safe sex, drugs and alcohol. The mission of her foundation is to build active communities working for fair and equal access to health care, housing, education, jobs, civic participation and economic resources for communities in need. Co-sponsored by the Foothill Health Services Office.
Time: Lecture, 11 a.m.–Noon; Q&A and Reception, Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Library Quad Event Tent
Free Admission

Wednesday, May 10
Chicano Theater & Drama Workshop Featuring HeadRush

The guerilla performance crew HeadRush is made up of three educators from Oakland—Rosa Gonzalez, SimÛn Hanukai and Luis “Xago” Juarez. The trio came together to inspire social action in working-class communities through guerrilla-style performances. HeadRush combines elements of Chicano theater and spoken word to create a unique rush of psycho-politico head-trips and satirical commentary. HeadRush will present a short skit and will work with students to demonstrate how to empower their communities through performance art.
Time: Lecture & Workshop, Noon–1 p.m. (College Hour); Q&A, 1–2 p.m.
Location: Appreciation Hall (Room 1501)
Free Admission

Thursday, May 11
Fútbol (Soccer) Mini World Cup

Fútbol (soccer) is the world’s most popular sport. Participate in festivities commemorating the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Students are invited to wear their favorite team’s jersey or T-shirt. All ability levels are invited to play. You will also have the opportunity to sign up for the tournament if you are not already on a team. The tournament dates are May 19, 26 and June 2.
Time: 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Location: Library Quad
Free Admission

Friday, May 12
A Candlelight Tribute to Revolution

Honor the memory of influential revolutionaries from all cultures by uniting with other students for a common cause. The tribute will include the opportunity to read poetry, sing or perform in memory of the revolutionaries. Social rights activists Kilu Nyasha, Elizabeth ”Betita“ Martinez and Yuri Kochiyama will empower and educate participants for the purpose of peace and freedom. Free refreshments.
Time: 5–8 p.m.
Location: Library Quad
Free Admission

Monday, May 15
Immigration Rights Lecture Series II: Rick Callender
Rick Callender, president of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the NAACP, will discuss how Latino and African American communities can come together to build a strong coalition as a foundation for a renewed civil rights struggle. Co-sponsored by the Foothill Business & Social Sciences Division.
Time: 11 a.m.–Noon
Location: Library Quad Event Tent
Free Admission

Tuesday, May 16
Witty Writer Featuring Lalo Alcaraz
The creator of the nationally syndicated and politically charged Latino comic strip La Cucaracha, Lalo Alcaraz’s work is featured daily in the Los Angeles Times, Denver Post, Arizona Republic and 65 other major newspapers. He began his career drawing editorial cartoons at his college paper at San Diego State University. Today, he is a one-of-a-kind cartoonist, satirist and writer who captures the essence of the country's changing cultural and political landscape like no other. Bringing a young fearless Latino sensibility to his political and social commentary, his is a fresh voice whose unabashedly pro-immigrant, progressive stance about the need for a multicultural visibility in the media is long overdue.
Time: Noon–1 p.m., Lecture & Q&A
Location: Appreciation Hall (Room 1501)
Free Admission

Wednesday, May 17
Play JeopardAid: Win Cash for College
Your answers could be worth cash for college when you play JeopardAid. Based on the popular game show Jeopardy!, Foothill&rsquos JeopardAid is a fun competition that gives students the opportunity to find out about Financial Aid. Sign up for the contest in the Financial Aid Office (Room 1930); e-mail ChenI@foothill.edu; or call (650) 949-7376. Co-sponsored by the Foothill Financial Aid Office.
Time: Noon–1 p.m. (College Hour)
Location: Appreciation Hall (Room 1501)
Free Admission

Thursday, May 18
Cultural Comedy Club Featuring Bill Santiago
Stand-up comedian Bill Santiago is a young, up-and-coming local entertainer whose high-octane performances are garnering raves from audiences and critics across the country. His routines draw on his Puerto Rican roots but also cross ethnic boundaries with political comedy that's smart, energetic and bold. It's non-derisive, equal opportunity humor. His parodies of Latino life successfully bridge the cultural divide.
Time: Performance,Lecture & Q&A; Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Appreciation Hall (Room 1501)
Free admission

Monday, May 22
Immigration Rights Speaker Series III: Bayinaah Jones
Bayinaah Jones, director of Institutional Initiatives of the San Jose-Evergreen Community College District, will give a presentation on the DREAM ACT (SB 160) and other key pieces of legislation impacting Latino and other communities.
Time: Lecture, Noon–1 p.m.;
Location: Appreciation Hall (Room 1501)
Free admission

Tuesday, May 23
Reclaiming Hip-Hop & Keeping It Real Featuring Sofia Quintero, Black Artemis
A self-described “Ivy-League home girl,” Sofia Quintero earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Columbia University. Her presentation bridges the Latino and African American communities through Hip-Hop music. An unapologetic populist who has worked on a variety of issues from fighting police brutality to defending multicultural education, she was named “Activists Most Likely to Change New York” by City Limits Magazine. She serves on the board of the Brecht Forum, New World Foundation and the Advocacy Institute. Co-sponsored by the Hip-Hop Club and Black Student Union.
Time: Presentation & Q&A, Noon–1 p.m.; Q&A, 1–2 p.m.
Location: Appreciation Hall (Room 1501)
Free admission

Wednesday, May 24
Job Fair On Campus: Thriving at Work in the New Millennium Featuring Mark Guterman
Guest speaker Mark Guterman will address the needs of all workers, from all backgrounds, and how to establish lifelong employability. He will discuss issues related to work, careers, family balance and work ethics. The president of G&G Associates, he is the author of Common Sense for Uncommon Times: The Power of Balance in Work, Family & Personal Life and Values in the Emerging Work World, which will appear in the revised edition of New Directions in Career Planning & the Workplace. He is also the co-author of ValueSearch, a cross-cultural process that helps individuals, groups and organizations determine the values that give meaning to their life and work. His presentation is part of the Foothill College Job Fair. The fair runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Library Quad. Co-sponsored by the Foothill College Career Center.
Time: Job Fair, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.; Guest Speaker, Noon–1 p.m. (College Hour)
Location: Library Quad
Free admission

Thursday, May 25
Teatro Lucha!
Foothill students present a show dealing with issues such as discrimination, racism, stereotypes and culture in the form of skits, open mic sessions and poems.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Appreciation Hall (Room 1501)
Free admission

Friday, May 26
Film Festival III: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
A good documentary is all about being in the right place at the right time. In 2001, Kim Bartley and Donnacha O'Briain began filming a documentary about Hugo Chavez, the controversial president of Venezuela. As they worked on the documentary, events in Venezuela reached a fever pitch and the duo was able to capture on film a coup from the perspective of the Chavez government. The footage is remarkable, especially given that actual events were so clouded by propaganda. What is clear is that this was a coup orchestrated with the crucial help of the media. Without its support, it would not have been successful.
Time: 6–9 p.m
Location: Appreciation Hall (Room 1501)
Free admission

Monday, May 29
Memorial Day observance, campus closed.
Memorial Day observance, campus closed.

Tuesday, May 30
Film Festival IV: El Metro es Para Todos & Filmmaker Talk
This film details the Latino and Korean alliance built in Los Angeles to boycott the removal of routes in LA&rsquos metro system of public transportation. The film focuses on the importance of activism in communities, especially among minorities. Filmmaker Huong Nguyen will give a talk regarding her experience in and motivations for making the film.
Time: Screening & Filmmaker's Talk, Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Appreciation Hall (Room 1501)
Free admission



Wednesday, May 31
Closing Ceremony: Cultural Celebration & Meet the Artist Reception
Enjoy the food, Capoiera dancers and LUCHA Market. Meet the artists whose works are on display in the college’s Semans Library throughout May. The exhibit, You Are Here: Perspectives on Self, Place & Identity, will be reviewed and the artists will answer audience questions.
Time: Noon–1 p.m. (College Hour)
Location: Library Quad
$1 per taco, with OwlCard; $2 per taco, general.




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