EVENTS THAT PROMOTE INDIGENOUS & LATINX CULTURES AT SRJC | 2021
Each SRJC student who attends & signs in to 3 workshops will be entered into an opportunity drawing for a prize
If you require accommodations for any of these events, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All events are free, virtual, and open to the public*, unless stated otherwise
Upcoming Events 2021:
Thursday, Sept. 16| 3-4pm | Hosted by LFSA
Lecture by SRJC Professor Sal Diaz
Mexican Independence Day is an important holiday celebrated by millions of people of Mexican heritage. Many of us are familiar with the basic sketches of the events and have heard names like Padre Hidalgo, and Morelos, but most don’t know the actual story nor the real dates of Mexican Independence—it is not Cinco the Mayo! In this lecture, we will cover the actual details of the struggle for independence and cover the important connections that Mexico’s Independence has to the US, Latin America, and Europe.
Chinacos, Mexicans seeking their national identity
Thursday, Sept 23. | 3-4pm | hosted by LFSA
Lecture by SRJC professor Laura Larque
Recording coming soon.
After the Mexican war of Independence (1821), the Mexican population had the difficult task to establish their own cultural identity. By rejecting the European culture and thought, Mexicans were comprised by mix races, Indigenous, Afro-Mexican, and European populations, A new culture needed to include all people’s in Mexico. Thus, the Chinaco—La Raza Cósmica emerged. The Chinaco ideology established revolutionary social, economic, and political systems that were fought by the Spanish conservatives throughout the 1800s.
What is Chicanx and Latinx Studies?
Tuesday, September 28 | 10:30-12pm | Hosted by Our House Intercultural Center
Chicanx Studies profes Melissa Moreno (Woodland Community College) and Amanda Morrison (Sonoma State University and Our House Coordinator) share the inspiring story of how student activists organized to bring Chicanx and Latinx studies into college and K-12 curricula. Together we’ll explore ongoing strategies, efforts, and demands to ensure that Latinx history and culture is reflected in our schools.
Miércoles, 29 de septiembre | 6-7pm | Presentado por Landpaths
Las plantas han existido en este planeta desde hace mucho tiempo y se han adaptado para diferentes climas, y hasta este día nos proveen comida y herramientas para sanar. En una forma espiritual y emocional, las plantas han sido usadas como herramientas esenciales de la vida y han proveído a nuestrxs ancetrxs con apoyo para sobrevivir. Desafortunadamente, entre más avances tecnológicos se hacen, seres humanos olvidan las conexiones a las plantas y el conocimiento ancestral que existe.
En este entrenamiento proveeremos conocimiento común de las plantas usadas comúnmente en Bayer Farm. Esta organización es un jardín comunitario orgánico que está localizado en el centro de Roseland, donde las necesidades de las plantas y seres humanxs son atendidas.
Workshop IN SPANISH ONLY
Poetry Reading Featuring Sara Borjas, Christopher Soto, and Joshua Escobar
Event recording: https://youtu.be/xYsuE1-86Ko
Sara Borjas, Christopher Soto, and Joshua Escobar are all accomplished young poets and educators whose cultural work pushes the boundaries of art and activism. Self-identified “Xicana pocha,” Sara Borjas works to decenter whiteness in literature and daily life. Christopher Soto represents for the Undocupoets community published Nepantla, the first major literary anthology for queer poets of color in the U.S. Joshua Escobar explores queerness, nightlife, and southern California's Inland Empire. Each will read from their work followed by a short discussion and Q&A about craft, community, and identity.
Indigenous Peoples' Day
Monday, October 11 | 11am - 3pm| Hosted by Native Faculty Staff Association
For more info visit: https://intercultural.santarosa.edu/ipd
The Importance of the Telpochcalli & the Calmecac: Aztec Compulsory Education
Monday, October 11 | 3-4pm | Hosted by LFSA
Lecture by SRJC Professor Leticia Contreras
Zoom link: https://santarosa-edu.zoom.us/j/98314448082
This lecture will cover the many facets of Aztec/Mexica education. The Aztec/Mexica people are one of the oldest societies who introduced mandatory education to their society. All people of every class and gender were obligated to go to school, which was unique across the globe at the time. We will cover everything from philosophy of education, to what was taught in schools, to the many traditions that teachers were responsible for upholding among the Aztec/Mexica.
Undocumented Student Action Week (USAW)
October 18- 22
Week-long series of events for undocumented students & allies
Fulfilling the Dream: Undocu-conference
Friday, October 22 | 9am - 1pm|
Register to attend our virtual live-streamed
Latinx & Undocu Financial Aid Drive-In
Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 11 am – 2:30 pm in the Emeritus Parking Lot, SRJC Santa Rosa
As part of our Undocumented Student Action Week, we welcome you to our Financial Aid drive-in to get help with your financial aid application! Each year many Undocumented students (must be AB540 eligible) and Latinx students miss out on thousands of dollar in financial aid funds. This event is an opportunity to receive one-on-one help with the financial aid applications specific to Latinx or Undocu high school seniors and Latinx or Undocu SRJC students. Join the Dream Center and Financial Aid for an in-person financial aid application “drive-in” workshop!
To determine if you are AB540 eligible, please contact the Dream Center, 707.521.7947, email@example.com.
Latinx Heritage Month at Sonoma State University
SRJC students are welcome to join the SSU community for all of their Latinx Heritage Month events, connect on social media with The HUB, SSU's multicultural center.
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