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DACA advocacy event from 2017 at San Diego Mesa College

DACA advocacy event from 2017 at San Diego Mesa College.

District celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with films, workshops, displays

September 18, 2018
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San Diego Community College District

The San Diego Community College District – including San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges and San Diego Continuing Education – will honor Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 through October 15 with documentaries, lectures, workshops and events that are free and open to the public. 

Events in the San Diego Community College District include: 

Monday, September 17

9 a.m. to noon
“Community Building-Nuestra Celebracion”

Meet Mesa students that have tapped into STEM scholarship and networking opportunities using Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) funds and support systems.
San Diego Mesa College, MC 211 A/B, 7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego, 92111.

 

Tuesday, September 18

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
“Campus Conexiones with Dr. Leticia P. Lopez”

Dr. Leticia P. Lopez is an Acting Program Manager for the Hispanic Serving Institution initiatives on campus, and she will introduce attendees to the Mesa College Latino/a community.
San Diego Mesa College, AVANZA Student Engagement Center, 7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego, 92111.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“Celebration of HSI Programs and Activities”

Meet Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) program coordinators and students from Peer Navigators, CRUISE, STEM Peer Mentors, Mathletics, and more. Pizza will be provided to the first 60 students.
San Diego Mesa College, Mesa Commons Quad - Sunrise Plaza, 7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego, 92111.

 

Wednesday, September 19

10 a.m. to noon
“Raising the Bar for Hispanic Serving Institutions”

A presentation facilitated by Dr. Frances Contreras of UC San Diego on HSI research at the regional and state level.
San Diego City College, SUBIR Cultural Center – Room AH-200-A, 1313 Park Blvd., 92101.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“Celebration of HSI Programs and Activities”

Meet Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Program Coordinators and students from Peer Navigators, CRUISE, STEM Peer Mentors, Mathletics, and more! Pizza will be provided to the first 60 students.
San Diego Mesa College, LRC Quad, 7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego, 92111.

 

Thursday, September 20

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“Transfer Kick-Off and Block Party; LatinX Panel Discussion”

The Transfer Kick-Off takes place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; the LatinX Panel Discussion takes place from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
San Diego City College, Transfer/Career Center, Room M-101, 1313 Park Blvd., 92101

Noon to 2 p.m.
“Music, Dance and Open Mic Event”

To celebrate the beauty and struggles of Latinx and Afro-Latinx culture.
Sponsored by: Umoja and Puente
San Diego City College, AH-BT Quad, 1313 Park Blvd., San Diego.

3 to 5 p.m.
“Real Women Have Curves”

Free screening of a film detailing the story of a first-generation Mexican-American girl and her passage into womanhood.
San Diego City College, SUBIR Cultural Center – Room AH-200-A, 1313 Park Blvd, 92101

 

Saturday, September 22

6 to 9 p.m.
“HSI/STEM Clubs Tabling”

Tabling by SHPE (Society of Hispanic Engineers), MathClub, MesaHacks, and more STEM-based clubs that encourage women and students of color to study STEM disciplines.
San Diego Mesa College, Parking Lot 3, 7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego, 92111

 

September 24 – October 15

Library Display
Book display shelves by the Reference Desk, 2nd Floor
Book display to highlight books and other library materials on aspects of Latinx heritage.
San Diego City College, Library - LRC, 1313 Park Blvd., 92101

 

Tuesday, September 25

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“Let’s Play Loteria!”

Students/Staff­ to play Loteria imbedded with City College Resources

San Diego City College, SUBIR Cultural Center – Room AH-200-A, 1313 Park Blvd., 92101

 

Wednesday, Sept. 26

1 to 2 p.m.
"Postcards from Mesoamerica; A Hands-On Experience with Ancient Maya Ceramics”

Anthropology Professor Ryan Mongelluzzo will explain what archaeologists can learn from pottery, specifically about Ancient Maya using drone technology. Contact: rmongell@sdccd.edu
San Diego Mesa College, I-112, 7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego, 92111.

4 to 6 p.m.
“Iconic Mexican Works of Art”

Learn about some of the most famous Mexican paintings, murals, photos, and other works of art. San Diego Miramar College, H-105, 10440 Black Mountain Road, 92126.

 

Wednesday, September 26

3 to 5 p.m.
“Dolores”

Screening of the historical documentary film Dolores, which details the life of Dolores Huerta, a mother of 11 wrestling with gender bias, union defeat and victory and a near-fatal police beating. San Diego City College, SUBIR Cultural Center – Room AH-200-A, 1313 Park Blvd., 92101.

 

Thursday, September 27

10:30 a.m. to noon
“Buena Vista Social Club”

Screening of the Buena Vista Social Club, which depicts an ensemble of Cuban musicians established in 1996 to revive the music of pre-revolutionary Cuba. San Diego City College, SUBIR Cultural Center – Room AH-200-A, 1313 Park Blvd., 92101.

 

Thursday, September 27

11:10 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.
“Living and Writing a Migrant’s Life”

Professor and author Francisco Jimenez will discuss the lives of migrant farmworkers. San Diego City College, MS 162, 1313 Park Blvd., 92101.

 

Friday, September 28

6 to 8:30 p.m.
“The 33”

A screening of the film about a mine collapse on August 5, 2010, in Chile, which trapped 33 men underground. San Diego Miramar College, H-105, 10440 Black Mountain Road, 92126.

 

Tuesday, October 2

2 to 3:30 p.m.
“DREAMER”

Scholarship workshop by Sylvia Ramirez of the Office of Student Affairs. While designed for Dreamers, this workshop is open to anyone. San Diego City College, SUBIR Cultural Center – Room AH-200-A, 1313 Park Blvd., 92101.

 

Wednesday, October 3

10 to 11:30 a.m.
“Every Woman Has A Story”

Latina empowerment workshop. San Diego City College, SUBIR Cultural Center – Room AH-200-A, 1313 Park Blvd., 92101.

 

Thursday, October 4

3 to 5 p.m.
“SUBIR Cultural Center Grand Opening”

Official dedication of the SUBIR Cultural Center, an acronym for Students Uplifted By Institutional Reform. The center is dedicated to helping the campus increase a culture of inclusion, social justice, and collaborative learning. San Diego City College, SUBIR Cultural Center – Room AH-200-A, 1313 Park Blvd., 92101.

 

Tuesday, October 9

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
“Campus Conexiones Event with a Student Panel”

Latinx student leaders will discuss their academic and personal journey that helped them persist and succeed in college.
Contact: arivera@sdccd.edu
San Diego Mesa College, AVANZA Student Engagement Center, 7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego, 92111

 

Wednesday, October 10

9 to 10:30 a.m.
“Recovery Minded: Stories of Overcoming Adversity within Latinx Culture”

Examine the role that culture plays in the context of addiction and recovery, and hardship and resilience, through the voices of recovery minded Latinx individuals who have overcome hurdles and/or are helping others to do so.
San Diego City College, MS 140, 1313 Park Blvd., 92101.

 

Wednesday, October 10

10:30 a.m. to noon
“Underwater Dreams”

Screening about a historical documentary about the sons of undocumented immigrants who learn how to build underwater robots. San Diego City College, SUBIR Cultural Center – Room AH-200-A, 1313 Park Blvd., 92101.

 

Thursday, October 11

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
DACA Conference

Information and updates regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) offered by the RISE Club President and Mesa Counselor Jesús Gaytán.
San Diego Mesa College, MC 211 A/B, 7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego, 92111.

 

Thursday, October 11

12:30 to 2 p.m.
Latinx Leaders in the U.S.

Student Poster Session: Mesa College Spanish 215 students will give poster presentations in English and Spanish that highlight U.S. Latinx leaders.
Contact: fzabalet@sdccd.edu
San Diego Mesa College, LRC Lobby, 7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego, 92111.

 

Thursday, October 11

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
“Latinx Poetry: #Undocujoy & Self-Empowerment”

Join us for featured speaker and undocumented queer poet, Yosimar Reyes, who will be joining us in a forum to discuss #Undocujoy. Reyes will be joined by local San Diego and San Diego Mesa College students in a performance of Latinx poetry.
San Diego Mesa College, AVANZA Student Engagement Center, 7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego, 92111.

Often referred to as LatinX Heritage Month, National Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15 because it is the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries – Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua – all of which declared independence in 1821. In addition, Mexico, Chile, and Belize celebrate their independence on September 16, 18, and 21 respectively.

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