Latino Heritage Month 2003
Celebrating Latino Achievements

Week One: May 1–2
Thursday, May 1

Latina Leadership Network Reception
Las Mujeres de Foothill College invites staff and students to a reception celebrating the newly formed Foothill College Chapter of the Latina Leadership Network, an organization committed to educational excellence, student access and success, and leadership development for Latinas who work and/or attend California community colleges.
Time: 5–6:30 p.m.
Location: Administration Building Quad


Friday, May 2
Latino Heritage Month Evening Extravaganza

Featured performers are Grupo Folklorico "Alika del Nayar," an exquisite group formed in 1994 in Tepic, Nayarit, by director Cipriano Galindo. Alika de Nayar symbolizes a dove, and Nayar represents the ultimate king. This group represents the excellence in dance, culture and tradition of Mexico. "Bill and Elia" will be performing to Libertango by Astor Piazzolla. Bill Frankeberger who is a dedicated enthusiast of writing, composing, and dancing is a Foothill College family member. Elia Wu grew up in Shanghai. A graduate of New York University, whose parents aspired her to become a doctor or an engineer, Elia instead chose to major in computer science and continues to dance. Ensembles Ballet Folkorico de San Francisco is an authentic Mexican Dance Folklore group which began in 1989 by dancers with varying degrees in aptitude of Mexican Folklore. They have participated in various events, such as Young Audiences of the Bay Area, Margeret Cruz Latina Breast Cancer Foundation and many more. Committed to performing the standard of excellence, they perform authentically and passionately under the direction of Zenon Barron.
Time: 7–9 p.m.
Location: Smithwick Theater
$7 General or $5 w/OwlCard
Children 12 and under
Box Office: (650) 948-4444 or Tickets will be sold at the door.

Fiesta on the Hill: Dance & After Party
The Latino Heritage Club will be host of an after party following the show. The D.J. will play a variety of music including Hip-Hop, House, Salsa, Merengue, Raggae and more.
Time: 9:30 p.m.–1 a.m.
Location: Main Dining Room
$7 General or $5 w/OwlCard
Children 12 and under
Tickets will be sold at the door.

Monday, May 5
Opening Day Luncheon & Speaker
The Latino Heritage Month Opening Day speaker will feature program director, Sandra Madrigal, from the Third Street Community Center. Sandra is a strong believer that it takes a community to raise a child. This outlook has allowed her to have a philanthropic perspective towards community-minority development. She believes in making students’ dreams of success a reality. Entertainment will be provided by Mariachi Garibaldi, which is directed by Nativadad Sanchez, and has been performing in the Bay Area for 20 years.
Time: Noon–1:30 p.m.
Location: Main Dining Room
$7 General or $5 w/OwlCard

Wednesday, May 7
Grupo Folklorico "Alika del Nayar"

Grupo Folklorico "Alika del Nayar" is an exquisite group formed in 1994, in Tepic, Nayarit, by Director Cipriano Galindo. Alika de Nayar symbolizes a dove, and Nayar represents the ultimate king. This group has represented the excellence in dance, culture and tradition of Mexico.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Main Dining Room

Thursday, May 8
Student Panel & Presentation: "Faces Behind the Statistics: Latino Achievement in Higher Education"

Moderator and English Instructor Tess Hansen and Foothill College Puente students discuss the problems of Latino underachievement by giving voice to the inadequacies of the United States educational system. In giving snapshots of their own experiences, student panelists discuss the challenges facing this “majority minority.”
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Room 3525

Monday, May 12 & Tuesday, May 13
Video Presentation & Discussion: Lone Star

Presented by Miguel Sotomayor, Latino Heritage Club president, and Tess Hansen, Puente/English Instructor. The film explores interpersonal and interracial tensions between Latinos, African Americans and Caucasians in the border town of Rio County Texas.
Time: 10 –11:30 a.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge

Wednesday, May 14
Danzantes Aztecas Calpuli Huitzalopochtli

The name Huitzalopochtli means the force of our own will in our thoughts. Aztec dancers will perform in the Mexican elder’s tradition.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Cesar Chavez Plaza

Thursday, May 15
Poetry Slam

Poetry Slam is a celebration of Latino poetry and music. Join "Enddependence,” a Latino poetry group, for a day of celebration of the spoken word. Students and staff are encouraged to read their own poetry or poems from other writers.
Time: 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: Appreciation Hall (Room 1501)

Wednesday, May 21
Raza Day, Una Puerta al Exito

Featured speaker is Luis Chavez, Puente's new community college training director. He finds his work in bridging community and schools extremely rewarding both personally and professionally. Luis has a long history with the Puente Community College Mentor Project. He has served at the Puente state office for more than 11 years in various positions ranging from community college volunteer trainer/facilitator and community college mentor coordinator. There will be career and transfer panels: including student and industry representatives discussing Career and Transfer Program successes and also the opportunity to meet with employers at the career and job fair. Campus tours and lunch will be available for participants. Co-sponsored by: Bay Region Consortium, Foothill Puente, EOPS, Tech Prep Programs and Foothill Outreach Office.
Time 11 a.m.–Noon Career Panel
Location: Room 3523
Time 11 a.m.–Noon Puente Workshop
Location: Altos Room
Time: Noon–1 p.m. Luncheon
Location: Toyon Room

Wednesday, May 28
Artist Reception

This year’s featured artist, whose work is on display in Semans Library throughout May, is Juan Fuentes. He serves as director of Mission Grafica, the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts located in San Francisco.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Semans Library Patio

May 1–30

Throughout May, flags from Latin American countries will be displayed throughout Foothill College along with information and history of each country represented.
Location: Campuswide

May 1–31
Art Exhibit
Featured artist throughout May is Juan Fuentes who serves as director of Mission Grafica of the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in San Francisco.
Location: Semans Library

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Heritage Month Series
Jewish Heritage (January)

Black History (February)

Women's History (March)

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage (April)

Latino Heritage (May)

Gay/Lesbian Heritage (June)