Latino Heritage Month 2009
The Game of Hope - El Juego de la Esperanza

Highlights at Foothill College

Tuesday, May 5
Lecture Series I: Foothill College Associate History Professor Bill Ziegenhorn Presents The History of Cinco de Mayo: - The Creation of a Mexican American Holiday -
Did you know that Cinco de Mayo is celebrated more in the United States than it is in Mexico? How was this celebration created? Enlighten yourself by learning about the origins of this holiday by attending this lecture by Foothill College History Instructor Bill Ziegenhorn. Free refreshments.
Time: Noon–1:30 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Wednesday, May 6
Latino Heritage Month Opening Ceremony: Festival del Carnival
Booming beats, funky horn lines, high-energy dancers in multi-colored costumes and towering stilt walkers—it must be carnival season again! Join us for a live performance by San Francisco - s Loco Bloco whose inter-generational performing ensemble is an explosion of rhythm, movement, color and passion. Free refreshments.
Time: Noon–1:30 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Plaza
Free Admission

Thursday, May 7
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo celebration with great food and music from Mexican folk-trio Los Dominos. This celebration will be presented at the Foothill College Middlefield Campus.
Time: 4–6 p.m.
Location: Middlefield Campus Quad, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Free Admission

Monday, May 11
Artist Series I: Nightwind - A Dramatic Solo Performance by Hector Aristizabal
In Nightwind, Hector Aristizabal recreates the story of his torture and of his brother - s abduction and murder by the Colombian paramilitary in 1989. Drawing parallels between his own experience of torture and recent events in Abu Ghraib, Nightwind artistically explores the connection between U.S. foreign policy and terrorism. After the performance, he will process the performance with the audience with dynamic meditation, image theater and discussion.
Time: Noon–2 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Wednesday, May 13
3rd Annual Environmental Awareness Fair
Environmentalism is for everyone! Learn how you can help save the planet. Environmentalists, health specialists, and Foothill Middle College students will be available to acquaint the Foothill community with major issues facing humans and our biosphere. Adding to the festivities will be music and a climbing wall. Co-sponsored by Foothill College Health Services Office, Foothill Middle College and Latino Heritage Month Committee. Free refreshments.
Time: 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Plaza
Free Admission

Thursday, May 14
8th Annual International Night
This event offers a multicultural feast followed by cultural performances and an international fashion show. The program will include musical performances by Foothill students and employees, including some of our very own Latino student performers: Jorge Luis Barron, Manuel Romero and Irvin Delgado. Co-sponsored by Foothill International Programs, International Student Connection, Foothill College Microcredit Club, Organization Latino Association (OLA), Asian Pacific Islander (API) Club and the Organizations Board of Directors (OBD/Clubs).
Time: 6–7:30 p.m., Dinner in the Campus Center Dining Room (Room 2201); 7:30–9:30 p.m., Cultural performances in the Smithwick Theatre (Room 1001)
Tickets: $7, advance; $5 with OwlCard; $9 at the door. Tickets will be on sale in the ASFC Smart Shop, International Student Office (Room 5922), and in the Cesar Chavez Plaza and Campus Center Dining Room from noon to 1 p.m.
Contact: (650) 949-7105;

Wednesday, May 20
Career Day & Organization Latino Association (OLA) Tamale Fundraiser
Bring your resume and appetite to the annual spring Career & Job Fair. The event gives you an excellent opportunity to meet one to one with employers who are hiring for entry-level positions, internships and summer jobs. Be sure to bring copies of your current resume, dress appropriately, and be prepared to market your talents and abilities in on-site interviews. In addition, Foothill - s Organization Latino Association (OLA) will be selling delicious tamales as part of a fundraiser for student scholarships. Co-sponsored by the Foothill College Career Center. Free raffles and refreshments.
Time: 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Plaza
Free Admission

Thursday, May 21
Lecture Series II: Dr. Grace Chang Presents The - Unintended Consequences - of U.S. Migration Policy in the Era of Globalization
Does the United States have a migration - problem - ? If so, what has contributed to it? Join us for a lecture on contemporary Asian and Latino international migration by scholar, writer and activist Grace Chang. Her published works on this topic include Disposable Domestics: Immigrant Women Workers in the Global Economy (2000) as well as numerous essays and articles that have appeared in Radical America, Socialist Review and Dragon Ladies: Asian American Feminist Breathe Fire. Free refreshments.
Time: Noon–1:30 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Wednesday, May 27
Closing Ceremony: Student Choice Award & Musician Manuel Romero
The Latino Heritage Month Planning Committee and other Foothill College clubs will recognize outstanding Foothill staff and faculty for their commitment to student success in higher education. After the ceremony, singer, songwriter, musician and Foothill College student Manuel Romero will share his musical talents. Romero is a Mexican American Community Services Agency (MACSA) People - s Choice Award recipient and was recognized as one of the - Most Influential Latinos for Silicon Valley - in 2008. Free refreshments.
Time: Noon–1:30 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Thursday, May 28
Artist Series II: Meet the Artist Reception for Efren Alvares
Celebrate the talent and work of Latino Heritage Month artist and Foothill student Efren Alvares. Alvares - mixed-media work is featured on this brochure and in an exhibition in the campus Library. Born and raised in Aguililla, Michoacan, Mexico, he came to the United States at age 19. His art touches upon the themes of culture, citizenship and inequality. Hear what inspired him to create this art. Free refreshments.
Time: Noon–1:30 p.m.
Location: Library Patio
Free Admission

Free Ongoing Events & Exhibits

Works by artist Efren Alvares will be displayed in the Foothill College Library throughout May. Library hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Campus Center Displays

Visit the displays of art, artifacts and decorations from a variety of Latin American countries in the following display cases: Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Campus Center Dining Room (Room 2201); and Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Campus Center Lounge (Room 2313)

For additional event, driving and parking information, access, e-mail or call (650) 949-7282.

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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)