Heritage & Health Series Program
Latinx Heritage Month 2021
Wednesday, October 6
Latinx Heritage Month Opening Ceremony
Let’s celebrate the start of Latinx Heritage Month (LHM) with Foothill College President Thuy, Chancellor Judy Miner, LHM Chairs Jasslie Altamirano & Josh Contreras, DJ & engaging equity keynote motivational speaker Shay Franco-Clausen, and Foothill Alum Adiel Velasquez! We are kicking off this month with incredible speakers, music, and Foothill community.
Thursday, October 7
Guatemala Teacher Corps Info Session
Through its partnership with Bay Area nonprofit Dream Volunteers, Foothill College will sponsor four (4) students to teach English to students at a K-12 school in the beautiful colonial town of Antigua, Guatemala during the 2022 winter (virtually) and spring quarters (travel restrictions permitting).
The basic costs of participation, including airfare, lodging, meals and in-country staff support, will be covered by a Foothill College Service Leadership Grant.
Wednesday, October 13
Immigration Institute of the Bay Area:
Undocu-Wisdom Series: Get Your UndocuHustle on!
Join the Family Engagement Insitute (FEI) to learn about how to use your skills, knowledge
and experience to generate income by starting your own business or working as an independent
contractor, regardless of immigration status.
An immigration attorney will also be providing immigration legal screenings after the meeting for those interested.
Monday, October 18
20 Year Anniversary AB 540 Conference
Commemorating 20 Years of CA’s Landmark Legislation Supporting Undocumented Students: A Celebration & Call to Action of AB 540.
Tuesday-Friday, October 19-22
Undocumented Student Action Week Systemwide Webinars
During Undocumented Student Action Week, the Chancellor’s Office will be hosting a daily system webinar at 1:00 p.m. from October 19-22 on critical policy frameworks and tools designed to support institutions with successful implementation of recent undocumented student policy reforms. These webinars will include topics such as a review of statewide policies, data collection and use, and innovative use of funds.
Wednesday, October 20
Dr. Stephany Cuevas, “Apoyo Sacrificial, Sacrificial Support: How Undocumented Latinx
Parents Get Their Children to College”
Apoyo Sacrificial explores the experiences of undocumented Latinx parents as they support and guide their children's pathways to higher education, and how their precarious immigration status impacts this support. In addition to analyzing the various understandings, interactions, and relationships undocumented Latinx parents develop with different education entities, including secondary schools and colleges and universities, the book also examines these in relation to the various social, political, and economic factors that shape parents' engagement with their children's education. Cuevas illuminates how the parents in her study engaged in supportive behaviors similar to those of middle- and upper-class families despite the barriers they faced, such as low-income households, undocumented legal status, and single parenting.
Stephany Cuevas is an assistant professor of education in the Attallah College of Educational Studies at Chapman University, where she teaches in the Integrated Educational Studies (IES) program. Dr. Cuevas served as a college advisor in Oakland Unified School District and as the lead seminar instructor for the UC Berkeley Summer Bridge Program.
Raices Y Recursos
As the Latinx college-going population grows in the state of California, it is our responsibility at Foothill to ensure that we are providing the resources and support needed for you to be successful.
As such, we have put together a virtual resource fair to familiarize you and your family with our campus programs/services and your Foothill allies. More Information.
Thursday, October 21
Latinx Lecture with Professor Ché Meneses
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
More information & Zoom access to come!
Friday, October 22
Foodies Event: Peruvian Cuisine
Join us for another Foodies Event! Come cook with ASFC Secretary & previous ASFC VP of Activities, Jasslie Altamirano & her mom, Maria Isabel. More information to come.
Monday, October 25
Film Screening: Harvest of Empire
Featuring Harvest of Empire. Join Sociology Professor, John Fox and Equity Librarian Laura Gamez, as they screen the 2012 documentary, based on the book by award-winning journalist Juan González. “The film examines the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today” – Third World Newsreel
Film Discussion will follow on Wednesday, October 27th 10-11 a.m.
Tuesday, October 26
Equity & Empowerment Speaker
More information & Zoom access to come!
Wednesday, October 27
Film Discussion: Harvest of Empire
Featuring Harvest of Empire. Join Sociology Professor, John Fox and Equity Librarian Laura Gamez, as they facilitate a discussion on the 2012 documentary, based on the book by award-winning journalist Juan González. “The film examines the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today” – Third World Newsreel
Latinx Heritage Month Closing Ceremony
Join us on campus to commemorate the entire month of Latinx Heritage Month (LHM) at our LHM Closing Ceremony in the Dining Hall on campus. Let’s celebrate with LHM Chairs Jasslie Altamirano & Josh Contreras, Speakers, Dancers, & Food! If you are unable to join us on campus, feel free to watch a live viewing on Zoom.
Thursday, October 28
¡Hay que insistir! We must insist on ourselves!
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
To write words on a page and turn them into poems and stories requires courage. Mustering this courage, when our lives are burdened with grief, fear, and various levels of precariousness, is very difficult to do. Yet, we must insist on ourselves, cultivate our laughter and our imaginations. It is the very act of trying, of insisting, of persisting that saves us, will save us, and every day. This is what former Poet Laureate, Claudia Castro Luna, accomplishes in her writing, insisting that we look inward to find el camino pa’ delante.
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Heritage Month Planning
Campus Center, Room 2008