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Heritage & Health Series Program

latinx heritage month October 2020

October 2020 Virtual LHM Events

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Undocumented Student Action Week

Check out the selection of Undocumented Student Action Week events tailored for students, faculty, staff and administrators and register to attend!

DAY & DATE EVENT DESCRIPTION

Thursday
OCTOBER 1

LHM OPENING CEREMONY: AVP OF STUDENT SERVICES DR. LAURIE SCOLARI

Noon-1 p.m. Join via Zoom.

Your brain, body and spirit will be enlightened after hearing the heartfelt and history-making leadership story of Dr. Laurie Scolari, Foothill College's beloved Associate Vice President of Student Services, our LHM keynote speaker. Dr. Scolari will present her personal and professional history about her heritage and health triumphs and how she grew up in the lettuce fields of California's Salinas Valley after her mother emigrated to California from Mexico. Laurie's upbringing shaped her into the powerful leader she is today, and hearing from her, will allow your brain to envision your own history and struggles as a launching pad for your present and future successes. Dr. Scolari became a Doctor of Education at San Francisco State University and did her dissertation in First-Generation Students of Color: Easing their Transition to Community College. Her unique health and heritage story will open your eyes to the options of considering healing and hope during this time, and in the future. This social justice soldier is a change agent for communities of color. Event will begin with a chance to win free boba with President Thuy.

Sponsored by ASFC

Thursday
OCTOBER 1

COLEGAS LATINX STUDENT SUCCESS WEBINAR SERIES - Latinx Solidarity with Black Minds Matter

2:30-4:30 p.m. RSVP here 

These sessions are offered by the Office of Professional Development in collaboration with our Latinx Heritage Month coordinators. We'll watch COLEGAS* webinars together and follow each with a half-hour debrief immediately afterwards. Faculty and staff participants will receive certificates of attendance to submit for PGA/PAA credit.

COLEGAS is composed of Latinx professionals who, through intentional advocacy and coalition building, lead and influence transformational systemic change within the California Community College system. We seek to foster and empower Latinx professionals through mentorship, networking and professional development to ascend and assume leadership roles at the highest influential levels to eradicate systems of oppression to provide opportunities and close the equity gap for Latinx students in higher education.

Sponsored by Foothill College Equity and Education Development Office

For security purposes, we ask that you register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting

Monday
OCTOBER 5

MENTAL HEALTH MONDAY: TRIVIA WITH MENTAL HEALTH TASK FORCE

Join with Zoom at 1:30-2:45 p.m. (Check back later for Zoom information)

Need to destress? Mental Health Task Force is hosting an LHM trivia event on...Entertainment! Join us as we ask fun questions about your favorite movies and TV shows! 

Sponsored by ASFC

Tuesday
OCTOBER 6

LATINX RESOURCE FAIR

Join with Zoom from 6-8:30 p.m. RSVP here.

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.

Sponsored by Organización Latino Americana (OLA)

Wednesday
OCTOBER 7

 

COLLEGE HOUR SERIES I: LUMBE - LA MÚSICA Y NUESTROS ANCESTROS W/ MIGUEL GONZALEZ

Join with Zoom at Noon-1 p.m. Passcode: Ancestros

The calling on, singing to, and honoring of the ancestors is a practice shared by the Native American and African based cultures that comprise the great complex of what are now known as "Latin" cultures. From the Mexica Dia de Los Muertos in Mexico, to the Yoruban religions of Ifa in Cuba (so-called Santeria) and Candomble in Brazil; and the various Latin American Catholic mixtures with these cultures; We, as colonized and Hispanicized people of mixed Indian, African, and Spanish ancestry, belong to cultures that are held up by our ancestors, even if we have lost some of our connection to them.

Miguel González and Wanda Cuesta--who have worked together over the years to bring Afro-Indigenous awareness to the Latinx community--will lead participants through a musical  invocation of our ancestors with libations, drums, singing, Gaitas (Indigenous Colombian flute), chanting, dancing, and poetry from Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. They will talk about Cumbia as the quintessential mixture of Indigenous, African, and Spanish cultures, and the influence of Indigenous and African cultures on the "Latino" world.

Wanda Cuesta is a vegan chef, singer, and entrepreneur from Cuba, now based in Oakland. Miguel González is a music educator, poet, entrepreneur, and songwriter.

Sponsored by ASFC

Thursday
OCTOBER 8

COLEGAS LATINX STUDENT SUCCESS WEBINAR SERIES — Serving and Supporting California's Latinx College Students Through the Pandemic

Join with Zoom at 2:30-4:30 p.m. RSVP here 

These sessions are offered by the Office of Professional Development in collaboration with our Latinx Heritage Month coordinators. We'll watch COLEGAS* webinars together and follow each with a half-hour debrief immediately afterwards. Faculty and staff participants will receive certificates of attendance to submit for PGA/PAA credit.

Sponsored by Foothill College Equity and Education Development Office

For security purposes, we ask that you register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Friday
OCTOBER 9

FEI'S 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: TO INSPIRE COMMUNITY, DREAM BIG, AND ADVANCE EQUITY

RSVP HERE. 8:45 a.m.-12 p.m.

Please join us for a FREE virtual convening to celebrate a decade of FEI’s impact and experience the power of family and community in creating a culture of belonging that inspires college-going aspirations, access, retention and success.

Keynote: Nicole Taylor, President & CEO, Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Dynamic equity minded presentations and facilitated discussions.

As we celebrate our 10th year, FEI continues its commitment to reimagine our educational system to best serve all of California’s future generations.

Invitation Zoom link will be e-mailed. | For more information, please contact fei@fhda.edu

Sponsored by FEI

Monday
OCTOBER 12

MENTAL HEALTH MONDAY - LATINX STUDENT PANEL

Join with Zoom at 1:30-2:45 p.m.

Meeting ID: 858 4467 9004
Passcode: 972598
Join by phone: +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)

 In a collaboration with Project Hope Club, ASFC’s Mental Health Task Force presents: LHM Mental Health Student Panel! We will be covering topics such as anxiety during the transfer process, how being in an underprivileged community takes a toll on Mental Health, as well as COVID-19 impacts on the Latinx community!

Sponsored by ASFC and Project Hope

Tuesday
OCTOBER 13

SHAY FRANCO

RSVP to smalldaphne@foothill.edu. Event from 2-3 p.m.

Please join our Leadership Class while they discuss civic engagement and join forces with Bay Area activist Shay Franco-Clausen. Shay will introduce how her intersectionality of being Afro-Latina has empowered her to speak up and speak out! ASFC VP of Senate Arjun will help spread the word about Oct. 19 register to vote deadline, the Ballot Bowl Contest and much more! The Honorable Shay Franco-Clausen is Director, Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority Chair; Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women Community Advocate and Leader Chair; SCC Human Trafficking Commission Corresponding Secretary; California Democratic Party, Black Caucus Director of Equity, Santa Clara County Democratic Party and much more!

Sponsored by ASFC

Wednesday
OCTOBER 14

COLLEGE HOUR SERIES II: LATINX ARTIST & RACE, IMMIGRATION AND SEXUALITY ADVOCATE, FAVIANNA RODRIGUEZ

Join with Zoom at 1-2 p.m. Passcode: 702850

Please join Latinx Heritage Month in welcoming Favianna Rodriguez as she shares how her identity and intersectionality has shaped her journey, art, and activism. Favianna is the President of the Center for Cultural Power and an SF-based artist and activist. Her art and activism is centered around racial justice, sexual freedom, and eco-feminism.

Sponsored by ASFC

Thursday
OCTOBER 15

COLEGAS LATINX STUDENT SUCCESS WEBINAR SERIES - Intersectional Identity: LGBTQ and Latinx Student Success

—SESSION CANCELED—

California community colleges are critical for Latinx student access, who represent more than 46% of its overall student population. Supporting their continued success in pursuit of a higher education must remain a priority. This webinar series will include strategic conversations on the continued investments and targeted support needed for Latinx students, with specific attention to how research and policy can inform our practice and actions.

COLEGAS is composed of Latinx professionals who, through intentional advocacy and coalition building, lead and influence transformational systemic change within the California Community College system. We seek to foster and empower Latinx professionals through mentorship, networking and professional development to ascend and assume leadership roles at the highest influential levels to eradicate systems of oppression to provide opportunities and close the equity gap for Latinx students in higher education.

Sponsored by Foothill College Equity and Education Development Office. For security purposes, we ask that you register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Friday
OCTOBER  16

HEALTH & WELLNESS DANCE SERIES

Join by Zoom at 12-1 p.m.

Come relax and learn and enjoy yourself as ASFC VP of Activities, Jasslie Altamirano and Secretary Mariana Cordero come teach you to dance with some new moves in the merengue dance style! 

Sponsored by ASFC

Monday
OCTOBER 19

 

UNDOCUMENTED STUDENT ACTION WEEK: FINANCIAL AID UPDATE

Join with Zoom at 10-11 a.m.

An update on current financial aid opportunities and strategies to increase award rates for undocumented students. 

Sponsored by FEI

Tuesday
OCTOBER 20

UNDOCUMENTED STUDENT ACTION WEEK: POLICY UPDATE

Join with Zoom at 10-11 a.m.

An update on state and federal immigration policies that affect California higher education.

Sponsored by FEI

Wednesday
OCTOBER 21

UNDOCUMENTED STUDENT ACTION WEEK: STUDENT TRACK

Join with Zoom at 2-3 p.m.

Student panel describing experiences about transferring or obtaining a career technical education as an undocumented student and how to pay for college at a 4-year university.

Sponsored by FEI

Wednesday
OCTOBER 21

AFRICANA LATINIDAD: A CONVERSATION ABOUT BLACK LIVES AND LATINX UNITY BY RAYMUNDO QUEZADA - HISTORIAN, PROFESSOR AT GROSSMONT COLLEGE

Join with Zoom at 6-7:50 p.m. Passcode: 7v452v

With the continued murders, oppression, and marginalization of Black Americans by the state, the Latinx community must recognize that Black Lives include Latinx lives and as Dr. King states, "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." This lecture will take a look at the history of Afro-Latino unity through colonization and struggle for a more equal and just society.

Sponsored by PUENTE

Thursday
OCTOBER 22

UNDOCU-ADVOCACY & CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Join by ZOOM at 3-4:30 p.m.

Participate with FEI, IIBA, and De Anza's HEFAS in a conversation on how to advocate and engage civically on behalf of the undocumented community as an undocumented person and an ally.

This event is an extension of the California Community Colleges' Undocumented Student Action Week.

Wednesday
OCTOBER 28

 

COLLEGE HOUR SERIES III: PORCH TALK W/ PRESIDENT THUY THI NGUYEN

Join with Zoom at 12-1 p.m.

Meeting ID: 925 7798 6541
Passcode:
297596

 

Join Foothill College President Thuy, FHDA Chancellor Judy Miner and the Latinx Heritage Month Planning Committee for a porch talk on current events and Foothill's commitment to anti-racism.

Come with prepared questions if you would like the opportunity for a personal response from our very own President Thuy. 

Dr. Miner is San Francisco native who grew up in a family of five children and was the first in her family to attend college. Her father, a boilermaker, was born in Guam, and her mother, who worked in the I. Magnin shipping department in downtown San Francisco, was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. Hear from Judy and be inspired to lead!

Sponsored by ASFC

Thursday
OCTOBER 29

THE SHADOW OF COLORISM IN THE LATINX COMMUNITY W/ GUEST SPEAKER ALECIA BARILLAS & DR. MELISSA CERVANTES, DEAN OF INSTITUTIONAL EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION 

Join with Zoom at 10-11:30 a.m. Passcode: Cultura

Come listen to the lived experience of guest speaker Alecia Barillas. Alecia is a native San Franciscan and identifies as Afro-Latina. She will share her personal story of how colorism has affected her through her development as a child and her career choices. She will provide an overview of her inspirational life story despite many obstacles. We will discuss Alecia’s story, our own experiences with colorism, and establish ways in which to build bridges of solidarity within and beyond the Latinx community. 

The term “colorism” was first coined by Alice Walker to describe the “the prejudicial or preferential treatment of same-race people based solely on their color.” In the Latinx community, distinguishing people by their skin color--“light-skinned” or “dark-skinned”--is common practice and a legacy of white supremacy.

In this lecture, we will discuss the history of colorism within the Latinx community and establish ways in which to build bridges of solidarity within and beyond the Latinx community.

 Sponsored by ASFC

Thursday
OCTOBER 29

COLEGAS LATINX STUDENT SUCCESS WEBINAR SERIES—Supporting Emerging Latinx Leaders: The Intersectionality Between Culture and Identity

—SESSION CANCELED—

Sponsored by Foothill College Equity and Education Development Office. For security purposes, we ask that you register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Friday
OCTOBER 30

HONORING OUR ANCESTORS - DIA DE LOS MUERTOS W/ LAURIE SCOLARI, JERRY ROBREDO, & HILDA FERNANDEZ

Join with Zoom at Noon-1:30 p.m.

Meeting ID: 929 6459 7347
Passcode: Ceremonia

El día de los muertos (November 2nd) is a day of ceremony honoring the dead that is the fusion of pre-Columbian rituals and European beliefs brought by the Spanish to Mesoamerica. On this day, family and friends honor, remember, and celebrate the lives of their deceased by placing the food, drink, and activities the dead enjoyed in life. 



Join us to learn more about the ceremony and the ways in which this tradition has expanded globally and cross culturally.
 

Sponsored by ASFC

 

 

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Latinx Library Resources

Visit our Latinx Heritage Month Library page for a list of books, videos, websites and other great resources. 

Learn more about the contributions that generations of people of Latinx heritage have made to American history, society and culture.

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