Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15, 2015)


Grito de Dolores (Mexican Independence Day) September 16th, Wednesday. Enjoy Mexican cuisine in the Dining Center

Invited Speaker: September 17th, Thursday, 11am-12noon, Peachman. Guest Speaker Chris Edwards from the SF Maritime Museum presented on the orginis of maritime exploration of California in his talk: The Story of Cabrillo and his venture into the unknown of Alta California

Dramatic Presentation: September 23rd, Wednesday, 7:30-9pm, Rizza Auditorium. Participate in an interactive dramatic program called Strange Like Me that explores race, gender, and sexuality in college students. ELDP credit for 3Cs – Racial/Gender/Cultural Discrimination Prevention

Latin Night (music and dancing): October 7th, Wednesday, 530-7pm, Mayo Hall



Movie and Discussion: October 13th, Tuesday, 6-8pm, Peachman. Documentary and Panel Discussion about the film Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America. ELDP credit for 3Cs – Racial/Gender/Cultural Discrimination Prevention

Celebrating Central and South American cuisine in the Dining Center

Throughout the month, Dining Services will offer cuisine from Central and South America in the Dining Center, paired with educational programming about the respective cultures during the following scheduled times.

Wednesday September 16th, lunch – Mexican fiesta to honor Mexican Independence Day.

Thursday September 24th, dinner – Cuisine TBD (see below)

Wednesday September 30th, lunch –Cuisine TBD (see below)

Monday October 5th, dinner – Cuisine TBD (see below)

Monday October 12th, lunch – Cuisine TBD (see below)

Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico



Galeano, Edurado (1971). Open Veins of Latin America.


City of God

El Norte - Mayan Indian peasants are tired of being thought of as nothing more than manual laborers. They organize an effort to improve their lot in life, but are discovered by the Guatemalan army. After the army destroys their village and family, Enrique and Rosa, a teenage brother and sister, who barely escaped the massacre, decide they must flee to United States. After receiving clandestine help from friends and humorous advice from a veteran immigrant on strategies for traveling, they make their way by truck, bus and other means to Los Angeles, where they try to make a new life as young, uneducated, and illegal immigrants.

Harvest of Empire

Latino Americans: The 500-year legacy that shaped a nation - Latino Americans chronicles the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have for the past 500-plus years helped shape what is today the United States. It is a story of people, politics, and culture, intersecting with much that is central to the history of the United States while also going to places where standard U.S. histories do not tend to tread.

Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project No. 1 Redes - This vivid, documentary-like dramatization of the daily grind of men struggling to make a living by fishing on the Gulf of Mexico (mostly played by real-life fishermen), one worker's terrible loss instigates a political awakening among him and his fellow laborers.

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