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Heritage & Health Series Program

latino heritage month May 2019

Zumba with Keiko Saito

Monday, May 6
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Heartside Lounge (2313)

Join instructor Keiko Saito while she combines Latin and international music with awesome dance moves. Sponsored by FH Beats & Puente. Food & refreshments provided.

Opening Celebration

Tuesday, May 7
Time: 12 noon–1 p.m.
Location: Library Quad

Join us as we celebrate the many Latin American cultures. Food and refreshments will be provided.

Film Screening: Precious Knowledge

Thursday, May 9
Time: Noon–2pm
Location: Toyon (2020)

Precious Knowledge is a 2011 educational and political documentary that centers on the banning of the Mexican-American Studies  (MAS) Program in the Tucson Unified School District of Arizona. This documentary interweaves the stories of students and teachers in the (MAS) Program, also known as "la Raza Studies”. Sponsored by Puente

Latinx & Undocumented Scholarships/Transfer Workshop

Tuesday, May 14
Time: 11:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)

Learn about scholarship opportunities from Financial Aid and Transfer options from the Counseling Department.

Latinx Professional Minute Mentoring

Monday, May 20
Time: Noon–2 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)

Get advice about majors/careers in engineering, business, film, psychology, accounting, library science and more.

College Hour: Open Mic

Wednesday, May 22
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Plaza

Raíces Negras:  African Roots in Mexico

Thursday, May 23
Time:  12:30–1:30 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Plaza

DíaPaSon, a Bay Area son jarocho music ensemble, takes you to Mexico on a historical and cultural journey using music and song to bear witness to the African legacy that has grown deep roots in the tropical Caribbean coast that is Veracruz. DíaPaSon is honored to play in ensemble with maestro Liche Oseguera Rueda, direct from Veracruz, Mexico.

Lecture Series I: Fruit of the Drunken Tree written by Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Tuesday, May 28
Time: 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)

 Seven-year-old Chula and her older sister enjoy carefree lives thanks to their gated community in Bogot. But threats of kidnappings, car bombs, and assassinations hover just outside the walls, where drug lord Pablo Escobar continues to elude authorities When their mother hires a live-in maid from the city's guerilla-occupied slum, Chula makes it her mission to understand Petrona, whose unusual behavior belies more than shyness

 Rapid Response Training

Thursday, May 30
Time: Noon–2 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (2313)


Learn about the Rapid Response Network, how to conduct legal observation during enforcement activity, and other roles within the Network.

Rapid Responder Trainings are led by Sacred Heart Community Service, PACT and Pangea Legal Services. For more information about the Rapid Response Network in Santa Clara County and ways to get engaged, visit and


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