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Heritage & Health Series Program

LGBTQ+ HM Month June 2020

Join Us for our Virtual Events!

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Mondays
JUNE 1 & 15
Noon–1 p.m.

June 8 scheduled class is canceled due to illness.

 

LGBTQ+HM: MENTAL WELLNESS SERIES I - ZUMBA

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Zumba provides a great workout with music and movements that everyone can do and enjoy, along with the opportunity to relieve stress and anxiety! Come dance with David Herrera Silva, who has been teaching Zumba since 2015 and involved in the world of dance for more than 22 years. Silva started his amazing journey with Mexican Folklorico, followed by ballet and now Zumba. During this pandemic, he has been teaching Zumba via Zoom, which is amazing because we can connect with him from anywhere and have a blast

This is a recurring Monday event through June 15.

Sponsored by ASFC

Tuesday
JUNE 2
11 a.m.–Noon

LGBTQ+HM: LECTURE SERIES I - POET SOPHIA FALCO

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Former Foothill student Sophia Falco is a poet who has significantly struggled with bipolar disorder. Her poems have been published in Stigma Fighters, The Mindful Word, The Esthetic Apostle, The Festival Review, Tiny Seed Literary Journal, The Poetry Matters Project, and forthcoming in The Raw Art Review. She is currently a senior at The University of California, Santa Cruz -- and strongly believes that poetry is a great way to fight the stigma.

Sponsored by ASFC

Wednesday
JUNE 3
Noon–1 p.m.

LGBTQ+HM: COLLEGE HOUR SERIES I - OPENING CEREMONY

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Join us for the opening ceremony for LGBTQ+ heritage month as we begin to recognize the amazing events during this pride season, and hear from many different leaders within the LGBTQ+ community, while we also discuss civil rights including the need for the Black Lives Matter movement in today’s current climate

Sponsored by ASFC

Thursday
JUNE 4
Noon–1 p.m.

LGBTQ+HM: DRAGTASTIC DINING SERIES I

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Alpha Andromeda is a San Jose-based drag queen, who is instantly recognizable through her signature “fashion clown” looks! The self-proclaimed “Most Gorgeous ‘Woman’ On Earth”, has made a name for herself through her ridiculous live performances - and as a host of Silicon Valley Pride's Monthly Drag Brunch.

Sponsored by ASFC

Fridays
JUNE 5, 12 & *19
Noon–1 p.m.

LGBTQ+HM: MENTAL WELLNESS SERIES: MURAL MAKING — GUEST ARTIST SAMANTHA LAZCANO

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Samantha Lazcano has been an active artist in Fresno, California for about 15 years now, including work on solo and group shows in LA,  murals making, and teaching ages 5 to 99 years old. Samantha is currently working on a mural in the southeast side of Fresno in relationship to current issues with Black Lives Matter. She and fellow artist friends are creating a mural that describes Brown lives supporting Black lives.

During these tough times, join us for a fun workshop to learn how to use household items to create fun and exciting art pieces. Hear from your fellow Foothill College students and join us as we de-stress and relax together by engaging ourselves in creative thought and action. Please do not feel pressured to go out and buy art supplies. We will make sure to specify if there are any necessary tools that aren't easily accessible.

This is a recurring Friday event through June 19.

Sponsored by ASFC

Friday
JUNE 5
7:30 p.m.

LGBTQ+HM: THEATRE PERFORMANCE - “Scissoring

When Abigail Bauer takes a job as a teacher at a conservative Catholic school, she is forced to step back into the closet against the wishes of her long-term girlfriend. As she struggles to reconcile her professional ambitions, personal relationships, religious beliefs, and internalized shame, Abigail receives guidance from First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Eleanor's devoted friend and lover, Lorena Hickok. Through it all, Abigail must find the courage to be unabashedly herself.

Free of charge. Donations Accepted.

RESERVE YOUR VIRTUAL SEAT

To receive a zoom invite, please email the following information to theatreboxoffice@fhda.edu

  • Your name, first and last
  • Your email address that you will be using
  • Your show(s) selection(s)

Sponsored by Foothill College Theatre Arts  Department.

Tuesday
JUNE 9
11 a.m.–Noon

LGBTQ+HM: LECTURE SERIES II - PROUD GAY PARENT SCOTTY PLANNETTE

A former Foothill College Gender Support Alliance President, Scotty graduated from Sac State in 2015 and is now ever-so-happily married to his husband Rob -- and raising a young family of two adorable kids, Ryan (3.5 years) and Sierra (6 months).  Join us to hear all about the pleasures and challenges of being a gay dad in 2020!

Sponsored by ASFC

Wednesday
JUNE 10
10–11 a.m.

LGBTQ+HM: LECTURE SERIES III - JACK APONTE

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Jack Aponte is a gender/queer Black Boricua living in Oakland, California. Jack has worked at the intersection of technology and social justice since 2003. Their roles at Palante include Backdrop and Drupal site builder and developer, Civil CRM support person, project manager, and trainer on a wide range of topics from what are tech cooperatives? How can they provide a good queer career AND high-quality, affordable and sustainable services?. Jack has been involved in activism and organizing for many years, working primarily within LGBTQ and people of color organizations and communities. They serve on the board of Aspiration and the Backdrop Project Management Committee. Jack is also a writer, leftist gadfly, and casual musician.

Sponsored by ASFC

Wednesday
JUNE 10
Noon–1 p.m.

LGBTQ+HM: COLLEGE HOUR SERIES II - DAY OF REMEMBRANCE WITH POLITICAL LGBTQ+ STUDENT PANEL

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Join us as we hear from a variety of students from different backgrounds in the LGBTQ+ community, as they honor a day of remembrance for the transgnder community, and share their respects by advocating for change, and sharing their opinions on the politics regarding the LGBTQ+ community.

Sponsored by ASFC

Thursday
JUNE 11
Noon–1 p.m.

LGBTQ+HM: DRAGTASTIC DINING SERIES II

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The Nikki Nik is a Filipino San Franciscan based drag queen, artist, musician and chef. Nikki has studied in the culinary arts, graduated from the California Culinary Academy: Le Cordon Bleu in San Francisco.

Nikki has worked in several restaurants, the catering industry and now as a personal chef with a dash of a social media influencer on the rise.

Join Nikki for Pride Month in cooking a delicious traditional Filipno dish of chicken adobo!

Sponsored by ASFC

Tuesday
JUNE 16
10-11:15 p.m.

LGBTQ+HM: LECTURE SERIES IV - LAWYER JOSEPH FRUEN

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Join local attorney and community advocate, J.R. Fruen, for an examination of the legal impediments to the full inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community in American society.

The conversation will begin with a general overview of these legal roadblocks, followed by a closer look at the path to legalized same-sex marriage in the United States, tracing its history from Baker v. Nelson to Obergefell v. Hodges. The discussion will then turn to more local matters, such as exclusionary zoning and city planning practices that disproportionately affect minority groups--especially the LGBTQ+ community--as well as California's efforts at a remedy. Finally, the dialogue will conclude with recent legal developments in equitable bathroom and locker room access for the transgender community.

J.R. is an attorney with his own practice in nearby Cupertino. He is a co-founder of the local advocacy organization, Cupertino for All, which seeks to make Cupertino and its neighboring communities more inclusive and equitable. He is a graduate summa cum laude of UCLA, and of Santa Clara University School of Law. 

Sponsored by ASFC

Tuesday
JUNE 16
Noon–1 p.m.

LGBTQ+HM: LGBTQ+ STUDENT EXPERIENCES PANEL

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Student voices are some of the most important, not just in school, but in the world as they are the voices of the future and the present. Please join us in hearing from your Foothill College peers as they discuss their experiences as members of the LGBTQ+ community and how their experiences have been at school and in their personal lives.

Sponsored by ASFC

Wednesday
JUNE 17
Noon–1 p.m.

LGBTQ+HM: COLLEGE HOUR - CLOSING CEREMONY WITH GUEST SPEAKER SHANTÃ FRANCO-CLAUSEN

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Please join us for the closing ceremony event for the LGBTQ+ heritage month, we will hear from leaders in the community, and have a porch talk about the community, and the positive and negative experiences that people may have gone through.

This event is a discussion that is open to all, however any form of hate or disrespect will not be tolerated.

Our guest speaker will be Shantá Franco-Clausen, also known as "Shay,"  a fierce, strong, dynamic powerhouse, who works tirelessly to create a voice of the voiceless in Santa Clara County. Shay has been a community organizer for the last 15 years, leading community cleanups, beach and creek cleanups, advocating for environmental social justice, mentoring youth, advocating for justice-involved women and girls, and running political campaigns.


"Her energy and passion is contagious," is what many say about Shay, because her passion is shown in her undeniable advocacy and leadership. Shay's leads to create stronger, comprehensive legislation outcomes for marginalized and oppressed communities and was instrumental in two California legislation victories; Senate Bill 273, Authored Senator Susan Rubio, "Expanding the Statute of Limitations on felony Domestic Violence" and protecting 1,000 acres of California's most threatened pieces of land in Coyote Valley.


In her spare time, Shay was elected to the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority, while also serving as Director of Gender and Equity for the Santa Clara County Democratic Central Committee, Adult Advisor for California High School Democrats, Chair of the Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women, Chair of the Justice and Advocacy Committee, Board Member and Chair of the San Jose Evergreen Bond Oversight Committee and Board Member Save By Nature. Shay is also a mother of five children with her wife and a local Bay Area DJ."

Sponsored by ASFC

Thursday
JUNE 18
Noon–1 p.m.

LGBTQ+HM: DRAGTASTIC DINING SERIES — CANCELED

Sponsored by ASFC

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