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Heritage & Health Series Program

Latinx Heritage Month 2020

Join Us for a Virtual Event!

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DAY & DATE EVENT DESCRIPTION

Monday
MAY 4

LHM: ZUMBA - MENTAL WELLNESS MONDAY SERIES I

Join with Zoom at Noon-1 p.m.

Come dance with us! My name is David Herrera Silva, I have been in the world of dance for over 22 years. I started in this amazing journey with Mexican Folklorico, followed by ballet and now Zumba. I have been a Zumba fitness instructor since 2015, currently teaching at 24 Hour Fitness and Crunch. During this pandemic, I am teaching Zumba via Zoom which is amazing because we can connect from anywhere and have a blast. Zumba brings satisfaction and joy to everyone. it's an opportunity to escape problems, stress and anxiety. Zumba opens the door where you can be free and enjoy the music with yourself and it gives you a great workout! Isn’t this amazing! This is the reason why we call it “Our happy hour.” My goal is to bring happiness, confidence, stress free and a great workout through music and movements to everyone, because music is life.

Sponsored by ASFC

Tuesday
MAY 5

LHM: LECTURE SERIES I: POET JOSE OLIVAREZ

Join with Zoom at 10 a.m-Noon  Password: Olivarez

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Chicano poet Jose Olivarez, son of Mexican immigrants, who will read from his collection Citizen Illegal. Come listen to his work and bring your questions about poetry, the writing process, and/or the Chicanx/Latinx experience in the literary world and publishing.

Sponsored by ASFC

Tuesday
MAY 5

LHM: “DEFINE AMERICAN” BLACK AND GOLD FORUM

Join via Facebook at 4 p.m.

Define American is a narrative and culture change organization that uses media and the power of storytelling to transcend politics and shift the conversation about immigrants, identity, and citizenship in a changing America. Define American, along with MACRO, Gold House, Color Of Change, and CAPE — our fellow agents for change and inclusion —  invite you to join us for a virtual event to hear from highly influential Black and Asian pioneers and thinkers. This event will explore how we can foster support and solidarity for our two communities to combat the racism and alarming disparities that this pandemic has once again brought to light. For more information, visit definearmerican.com/black-and-gold.

Sponsored by ASFC

Wednesday
MAY 6

LHM: COLLEGE HOUR SERIES I: HORCHATA W/ THUY + AVP DR. LAURIE SCOLARI & LAURA CASAS & LATINX LEADERSHIP PANEL

Join with Zoom at Noon-1 p.m.

You are encouraged to attend the Associated Students of Foothill College (ASFC) Student Government Campus Council/Student Activities Office's Heritage & Health Series Annual Latinx Heritage Month (LHM) Opening Ceremony on Wednesday, May 6, from 12-1 p.m. during College Hour. "Horchata with Thuy & Laurie" was created during this unique covid crisis with intentions for you to leave feeling edified and empowered, thinking with a new mind-set, and in turn ready to act by LEADING! A crisis can lead to a season of relying more on your head, heart and hands combination to survive and shape your future. Hear Foothill College President Thuy T. Nguyen, ASFC Activities Heritage Month Coordinator and LHM Chairwoman Jasslie Altamirano, Define American Club and Puente Club ICC Club Government Rep. Joshua Contreras speak about their roots, per the month's theme:

"Unidos por nuestras Raíces" "United by our Roots."

Your brain, body and spirit will be enlightened after hearing the heartfelt and history-making leadership story of Dr. Laurie Scolari, Foothill College's beloved Associate Vice President of Student Services, our LHM keynote speaker. Dr. Scolari will present her personal and professional history about her heritage and health triumphs and how she grew up in the lettuce fields of California's Salinas Valley after her mother emigrated to California from Mexico. Laurie's upbringing shaped her into the powerful leader she is today, and hearing from her, will allow your brain to envision your own history and struggles as a launching pad for your present and future successes. Dr. Scolari became a Doctor of Education at San Francisco State University and did her dissertation in First-Generation Students of Color: Easing their Transition to Community College. Her unique health and heritage story will open your eyes to the options of considering healing and hope during this time, and in the future. This social justice soldier is a change agent for communities of color and now also is for her new Foothill Family that she is leading!

Dr. Laurie Scolari previously worked for the California Community College Chancellor’s Office as the Guided Pathways Regional Coordinator for the San Francisco Bay Area. In that capacity, she supported colleges in the implementation of Guided Pathways, Vision for Success, and AB 705. She is also a lecturer in San Francisco State University’s doctoral program where she teaches courses on policy and law in education. Previously, Dr. Scolari was the Director of the Our Children Our Families Council, a citywide collective impact project for The City of San Francisco. She also served as the Dean of Counseling and Student Support Services at City College of San Francisco. In that capacity, she spearheaded several successful data-driven initiatives aimed at improving the transition of high school students of color into the community college with sustainable results. Dr. Scolari’s work entitled, “You Can’t Point Fingers at Data: Cross-agency Collaboration and Shared Data from a Community Perspective” was published by Harvard Education Press. Dr. Scolari also previously worked at University of California Santa Cruz for ten years and held several positions including the Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) Director, Gaining Early Awareness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP) Director, and Associate Director of the Educational Partnership Center.

Sponsored by ASFC

Friday
MAY 8

 

LHM: FOOTHILL FUN FRIDAY- FRIDAY FOODIES SERIES I: PERUVIAN CUISINE

Join with Zoom at Noon-1 p.m.

Make ‘Tallarín Rojo con Papa la Huancaina,’ a Peruvian pasta and potato dish at home. Come learn how to make this popular dish at home with Maria Isabel! Ingredient lists will be posted a week before the day comes so that everyone will be able to join in.  Download ingredient list or see below.

Ingredient List

Tallarín Rojo 4 portions

  1. Pasta 2lb (whole bag)
  2. 2 whole onions
  3. 1 Tablespoons Garlic
  4. 4 whole tomatoes
  5. 6 carrots
  6. 3 Chicken breast(optional)
  7. Salt
  8. Pepper
  9. Laurel leaves
  10. Sibarita (Tuco Packets) (Optional)
    1. Paprika Papa La Huancaina
  11. 4 Potatoes
  12. 1lb Cotija Cheese (Dried Cheese)
  13. 5 Yellow Spicy Chili
    1. 2 orange pepper (not spicy)
  14. 1 ½ bag Saltine Crackers
  15. 1 ½ cup milk
  16. Salt

Sponsored by ASFC

Friday
MAY 8

LHM: FOOTHILL FUN FRIDAY- FILM FESTIVAL SERIES I: INSTRUCTIONS NOT INCLUDED

Join with Zoom at 6 p.m

Instructions Not Included is a 2013 Mexican comedy-drama film released in the United States on August 30, 2013. The plot follows a Mexican playboy who is suddenly saddled with a love child at his doorstep, and goes on an adventure to Los Angeles to find the mother.

Sponsored by ASFC

Monday
MAY 11

LHM: ZUMBA MENTAL WELLNESS MONDAY SERIES II

Join with Zoom at Noon-1 p.m.

Come dance with us! Come dance with us! My name is David Herrera Silva, I have been in the world of dance for over 22 years. I started in this amazing journey with Mexican Folklorico, followed by ballet and now Zumba. I have been a Zumba fitness instructor since 2015, currently teaching at 24 Hour Fitness and Crunch. During this pandemic, I am teaching Zumba via Zoom which is amazing because we can connect from anywhere and have a blast.Zumba Brings Satisfaction and joy to everyone, it's an opportunity to escape problems, stress and anxiety. Zumba opens the door where you can be free and enjoy the music with yourself and it gives you a great workout! Isn’t this amazing! This is the reason why we call it “Our happy hour.” My goal is to bring happiness, confidence, stress free and a great workout through music and movements to everyone, because music is life.

Sponsored by ASFC

Monday
MAY 11

LHM: INTER-COLLEGE 'STAY IN CLASS CHALLENGE' WITH PROFESSOR CHE

Join with Zoom at 10 - 11 a.m.

Come speak your mind! This event is designed to show students of color that there is a community / support team of educators who are committed and invested in their academic, professional and personal success especially in these chaotic times.

Sponsored by ASFC

Wednesday
MAY 13

LHM: LGBTQ+ LATINX STUDENT PANEL

Join with Zoom at 11–11:50 a.m.

Come and join the student panelist, as they discuss their experiences as members of the LGBTQIA+ community while also having a Latino background. Students and panelists will share their story and feelings, about how their background affects them, and please join us for a question and answer at the end of the event.

Sponsored by ASFC and GSA

Wednesday
May 13

LHM: COLLEGE HOUR SERIES II: OPEN MIC & STORYTELLING

Join with Zoom at Noon-1 p.m.

Come and join students who share their story and listen to some of their writing pieces such poems, short stories and much more that they put together. These students are telling the many stories that revolve around the Latinx community from their cultural roots, family history, and the duality of being Latinx.

Sponsored by ASFC

Wednesday
MAY 13

LHM: RAPID RESPONSE NETWORK TRAINING

Join by Zoom at Noon-2 p.m. (Password: Community)

Join Karina Vázquez from Rapid Response Network (RRN) to learn how you can volunteer to protect our neighbors at risk of ICE activity by becoming a Rapid Responder.

The Rapid Response Network (RRN) in Santa Clara County is a community defense project developed to protect immigrant families from deportation threats and to provide accompaniment support during and after a community member's arrest or detention.


Sponsored by ASFC

Wednesday
MAY 13

FREE IMMIGRATION LEGAL SERVICES MEET-AND-GREET WITH IMMIGRATION INSTITUTE OF THE BAY AREA

Join by Zoom at 7–8 p.m.

Foothill’s Free Immigration Legal Services provider, the Immigration Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA), will introduce themselves, detail the services offered, and speak to the significance for the undocumented community and beyond, followed by a Q&A.  These services are open to all Foothill College students and personnel.

Sponsored by ASFC & FEI

Friday
MAY 15

 

LHM: FOOTHILL FUN FRIDAY- FRIDAY FOODIES SERIES II: MEXICAN CUISINE

Join with Zoom at Noon -1 p.m.

Join us in making this typical Guadalajara dish! Carne en su jugo, is a beef dish that has beans and is garnished with onion and cilantro. Come cook this dish with Chef Carlos Díaz!

Sponsored by ASFC

Friday
MAY 15

LHM: FOOTHILL FUN FRIDAY- FILM FESTIVAL SERIES II: ROMA*

Join with Zoom at 6 p.m.

Roma is a 2018 drama film set in 1970 and 1971. The plot follows the life of a live-in housekeeper of a middle-class family, as a semi-autobiographical take on Cuarón's upbringing in the Colonia Roma neighborhood of Mexico City. The film had its world premiere at the 75th Venice International Film Festival on 30 August 2018, where it won the Golden Lion. *Roma is rated R, but is suitable for college students.

Sponsored by ASFC

Monday
MAY 18

LHM: ZUMBA MENTAL WELLNESS MONDAY SERIES III:

Join with Zoom at Noon-1 p.m.

Come dance with us! Come dance with us! My name is David Herrera Silva, I have been in the world of dance for over 22 years. I started in this amazing journey with Mexican Folklorico, followed by ballet and now Zumba. I have been a Zumba fitness instructor since 2015, currently teaching at 24 Hour Fitness and Crunch. During this pandemic, I am teaching Zumba via Zoom which is amazing because we can connect from anywhere and have a blast. Zumba Brings Satisfaction and joy to everyone, it's an opportunity to escape problems, stress and anxiety. Zumba opens the door where you can be free and enjoy the music with yourself and it gives you a great workout! Isn’t this amazing! This is the reason why we call it “Our happy hour.” My goal is to bring happiness, confidence, stress free and a great workout through music and movements to everyone, because music is life.

Sponsored by ASFC

Tuesday
MAY 19

LHM LECTURE SERIES II: LEADERSHIP AS A LIFESTYLE

Join with Zoom at 2-3 p.m.

Wednesday
MAY 20

COLLEGE HOUR SERIES III: IMMIGRATION DISCUSSION

Join with Zoom at Noon-1 p.m.

Crazy and tumultuous times have been the face of the human experience, since the beginning of time, and humans have always advanced with communication. We want to welcome you to communicate with others as you further discuss topics that the Latino community have been affected by. We want to make it clear that this discussion is open to anyone and everyone, however any form of hate in any way will NOT be tolerated, disagreements are normal, racism is not.

Sponsored by ASFC

Friday
MAY 22

 

FOOTHILL FUN FRIDAY- FRIDAY FOODIES SERIES III: SALVADORIAN CUISINE

Join with Zoom at Noon-1 p.m.

If you live in California, you have probably heard of Pupusas! Now, you can make them too!! Join me and my family in making Pupusas directly from El Salvador! We will be showing you how simple it is with a step by step tutorial, and will be answering your questions as well! Learn about the history, ingredients, and follow along while we make them to make this delicious typical Salvadoran dish!!!

Sponsored by ASFC

Friday
MAY 22

FOOTHILL FUN FRIDAY- FILM FESTIVAL SERIES III: ELISA & MARCELA

Join with Zoom at 6 p.m.

Elisa & Marcela is a 2019 Spanish biographical romantic drama film. The film tells the story of Elisa Sánchez Loriga and Marcela Gracia Ibeas, two women who passed as a heterosexual couple in order to marry in 1901 at Church of Saint George, becoming the first same-sex matrimony recorded in Spain.

Sponsored by ASFC

Wednesday
MAY 27

COLLEGE HOUR SERIES IV: INFORMATIONAL CULTURAL PANEL

Join with Zoom at Noon-1 p.m.

Join us for an informational closing ceremony for Latino Heritage month, as we will have informational breakout rooms for students to join and learn about the many different cultures found within the Latinx community. If you are interested in representing your country, please let us know at ortizerin@toothill.edu

Sponsored by ASFC

Friday
MAY 29

FOOTHILL FUN FRIDAY- FRIDAY FOODIES SERIES I: ARGENTINIAN CUISINE

Join with Zoom at Noon-1 p.m.

Join us in making empanadas! What is an Empanada you may ask: Essentially, empanadas are stuffed dough pockets. They almost look like a mini calzone. Instead of being folded over pizza, they're filled with anything from sweet potatoes and Brie to carne mechada, depending on the region. They can also be baked or fried, sweet or savory, and can be eaten as a snack or a meal. This is an Argentinian staple, traditionally made with meat! Come cook with Daniela Pearl, a Native Argentitan!

Sponsored by ASFC

 

 

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