Latino Heritage Month 2002
Celebrating Latino Achievements

Week One: May 1–3
Wednesday, May 1

Opening Day Ceremony: Cultural Celebration
Kickoff entertainment will feature Mariachi Tapatio, a nine-member group who, will perform selections from its vast repertoire of traditional Mexican music. The Keynote Speaker Edward "Sandy" Hay, president of the Foothill- De Anza Board of Trustees, will welcome everyone to join in the celebration of Latino Heritage Month.

Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Cesar Chavez Plaza
Luncheon reception and question and answer period with the speaker follows the program.
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Toyon Room

Thursday, May 2
Video Presentation & Discussion: Requiem 29 Presented by Roberto Sias, Foothill Alumni, La Raza Alliance Co-Chair and Bookstore Courseware Coordinator, Video Requiem 29 documents the Chicano moratorium march that took place Aug. 29, 1970, in East Los Angeles. This event was organized by Chicano students and community activists to protest the disproportionate number of Mexican-American soldiers killed in the Vietnam War. The event was marred by the killing of three march participants including noted journalist Ruben Salazar.

Time: Noon-2 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge

Friday, May 3
Cinco de Mayo Celebration: An Evening of Entertainment

Augustín Lira and Alma Present Chicano! 500 years of Struggle. Alma is an acoustic ensemble that brings to life the Chicano/Latino experience through song and narrative while telling the Mexican-American story by focusing on their contributions and accomplishments. The program examines Mexican-American history and how they were impacted by turbulent times. It also reveals how they organized themselves to fight against racism and inequality while maintaining their culture and heritage. The group features original compositions by Augustín Lira, presents works by authors throughout Latin America, and employs the musical styles prevalent in Mexican, Latin American, American, and Afro-Cuban cultures.

Pochoson Presents Jarocho Music and features Patricio Hidalgo of Chucumbe, musicians, dancers, and visiting Son Maestro from Veracruz, Mexico, Los Otros leader Chris González Clarke; Charlie Montoya formerly of Los Otros, Dr. Loco’s Rockin’ Jalapeño Band and Hector Lugo of Son Boricura. Together, these accomplished musicians and vocalists create a musical experience that is a rich blend of African, Spanish and mestizo influences that characterize el Son Jarocho. Using a repertoire of Jarocho music that is integral to the Fandango—an interactive experience of song and dance—as their foundation, Pochoson also explores the musical links between Mexico’s gulf coast music and Cuban sones, Columbian vallenatos, and the occasional ranchera.

Los Cojolites Presents Son Jarocho Music
Los Cojolites are from Jalitipan, Veracruz they are the spearhead of a new generation of sonoeros. Son Jarocho is among Mexico’s ancient surviving musical traditions and has
its roots in the mixing of three cultures in the jungles of southern Veracruz. Los Cojolites range in age from 12 to 20 years, travel around the world playing a very modern son Jarocho with the energy of youth. They are the proud bearers of the heritage of this little known Mexican art form.

Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Smithwick Theater
Tickets: $10 General
$8 w/OwlCard
$3 Children 6–12

Call: (650)949-7360

Friday, May 3
Fiesta on the Hill: Dance and After Party

The Latino Heritage Club will host this year’s after party, featuring D.J. Julio Fabián.

Time: 9 p.m.–1 a.m.
Location: Foothill Main Dining Room
Tickets: $6 General $5 w/OwlCard
Show & Dance Combo Tickets $13 $10 w/OwlCard
Call: (650)949-7360

Week Two: May 6–10

Wednesday, May 8
Danzantes Aztecas: Calpulli Huitzilopochtli

The name Huitzilopochitli means the force of our own will in our thoughts. The dances the Calipulli performs are in the Azteca elder’s tradition.

Time: Noon
Location: Cesar Chavez Plaza

Thursday, May 9
Lecture Series Part I: Resume Writing Workshop

Foothill’s Director of Cooperative Education and Technical Preperation Program, Beckie
Urrutia-Lopez, M.S., presents information on how to bridge the employment gap and prepare for the Foothill’s Career Fair May 22. Get the "Quick Tips for Building Your Resume" handout along with a personal resume critique.

Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Room 3525

Week Three: May 13–17

Wednesday, May 15

Latino Heritage Club Meeting:
Recruit and Relax The Latino Heritage Club invites you to join us for a club meeting and refreshments. There will be information available and you can join club members in making the final plans for Latino Heritage Month Fun Day.

Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Room 3402

Thursday, May 16
Lecture Series Part II: Interview Preparation Workshop

Foothill’s Director of Cooerative Education and Technical Preperation Program, Beckie Urrutia-Lopez, M.S., will show you how to market yourself to employers through various job search strategies and give tips on how to conduct labor market research and match yourself to the right job. The "How To’s of Interviewing" handout will be available at the workshop.

Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Room 3525

Week Four: May 20–25

Wednesday, May 22
Latino Heritage Month Lecture Series Part III: Artist Lecture and Reception

The reception and lecture will focus on the artist’s powerful mural paintings that depict social, cultural and political themes, boxed art, three-dimensional art, and its various forms, and use of laser to sculpt in plastic. Attend this event to meet the Latina artist, Patricia Rodríguez, and gain a historical perspective on Chicano Art.

Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Library Patio
Thursday, May 23 Latino Luncheon: Eat and Enjoy Enjoy an authentic taste of Mexican cuisine. Mexican style chicken and beef will be served.
Time: 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Location: Foothill College Staff House
Tickets: $6 w/OwlCard $7 General
Call: Inez Pardo (650)949-7206
Matilda Renteria (650)949-7247

Saturday, May 25
District Wide Picnic: Lunch and Leisure

Latino Heritage Month Planning Committee is sponsoring a piñata, pillowbounce, caricaturist, tug-a-war, music, volleyball, basketball, softball, horseshoe pits, swimming, games, playground, snack bar and video arcade.

Time: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Location: Blackberry Farm Picnic Grounds, Cupertino
Tickets: Leo Contreras, (650)949-6151
Make checks to: CSEA #96
$6.50 ages 13 and older
$4.50 ages 6–12
$5.50 w/OwlCard

FREE children 5 and under

Week Five: May 27–31
Wednesday, May 29
Latino Heritage Fun Day: Entertainment and Games

The Latino Heritage Club invites the entire Foothill community to join us for a day of fun, music, and a dunk tank. DJ Julio Fabián will provide the musical entertainment and will have an open mic session. The Latino Heritage Club is actively recruiting dunk tank participants to provide for additional entertainment.

Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Cesar Chavez Plaza

Ongoing Event
May 1-31

Art Exhibit: Patricia Rodriguez
Patricia Rodríguez was born and raised in Oxnard, California. She graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute with a BFA, received her MA in painting from Sacramento State University, and is an MFA candidate at San Francisco State University. She is best known for her three–dimensional box art and murals. Sculpting with plastic by laser is her current art medium. She is also the gallery coordinator for Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in San Francisco. Patricia has taught at many colleges and universities and has had her work published in various art books. Her powerful mural paintings depict social, cultural and political themes. Her boxed three-dimensional art and the use of lasers to sculpt in plastic creates an amazing and unique style.

Location: Semans Library, Campus Center and Middlefield

Earn college credit

  • Enroll in the SOSC 36 course and earn one unit of transferable credit. For requirements and registration information, call (650) 949-7218.
  • PAA and PGA available for faculty and staff participation.

For additional event, driving and parking information, call the Student Activities Office at (650) 949-7282.

2002 Latino Heritage Planning Committee

Student: Miguel Sotomayor
Staff: Leo Contreras
José Arenas
Luis Barreto
Erin Clifford
Martha de la Cerda
Yaya de Cerda
Robert García
Ismael González
Al Guzmán
Teresa Hansen
Natalia Jiménez
Beckie Urrutia-López
Elvia Navaro
José Nava
Inés Pardo
Matilda Renteria
Agel Sierra
Daphne Small
Albert Santoso
Roberto Sias
Jenny Vela

FOOTHILL Program sponsors

Associated Students of Foothill College
La Raza Alliance
Latino Heritage Club
EOPS Students
Puente Students
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