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Heritage & Health Series Program

Latinx Heritage Month

En Unidad Celebramos • In Unity We Celebrate

Join us for LHM events throughout October 2023.

Wednesday, Oct. 4

LHM Opening Ceremony

Noon-1 p.m.
Library Quad

Enjoy an hour of music, food and fun to start our Latinx Heritage Month.

Wednesday, Oct. 11

Fall Club Day with a Latin Flare!

Noon-2 p.m.
Library Quad

Clubs are the heartbeat of campus life at Foothill. Please join us on campus to learn about joining or starting a club, and enjoy music, food, fun, while making new friends!

Thursday, Oct. 12

Linguistic Justicia

Noon-12:50 p.m.
Hearthside Lounge (2313)

Foothill students and faculty are invited to participate in an introductory session about the importance and timelines of linguistic justice in all classrooms and institutional spaces. Michelle Gonzales and Kisha Turner (Las Positas College) will be sharing the mic with Puente and Umoja students during the workshop. 

usaw 2023 Undocumented Student Action Week

Join us for on-campus and virtual events during Undocumented Student Action Week, Oct. 16-20, Creating Belonging for Undocumented Students.

View on-campus events below. 

For all events taking place during Undocumented Student Action Week, please visit the Foothill Dreamer and Undocually event page.

Monday, Oct. 16

USAW (Undocumented Students Action Week) Opening Ceremony in Collaboration with Campus Center Grand Opening

Noon-2 p.m.
Campus Center Plaza

Join us for the Grand Opening of our Foothill Owls Nest Community Resource Center, Multicultural Center, Mental Health & Wellness Center, and ASFC Welcome Center - all in one place! 

Tuesday, Oct. 17

Immigration Visas & How to Access In-State Tuition  

9–10 a.m.
Register to Join by Zoom

Join us for a guided conversation on nonresident students who have special immigrant visas that may be exempted from paying out of state tuition.

Making a Path Towards Law: Puentistas and Foothill College Alums Share Their Educational Journeys

Puentistas and Foothill College alums share their educational journeys  

11–11:50 a.m.
Hearthside Lounge (2313)

Join us for a conversation with Leslie Gonzales and Alan Vargas, two Foothill alum students formerly in the Puente Program who will share their personal education journeys and current strategies for applying to law school. In addition, Maria Rodriguez, Program Coordinator for the Outreach Department–College of Marin, will share her college journey as an undocumented student.

Undocumented Student Support and Advocacy in College 

Noon–12:50 a.m.
Hearthside Lounge (2313)

Maria Rodriguez will present her college journey as an undocumented student and provide insight from her Master's capstone (USF) focused on the importance of community and institutional advocacy, including the historical and institutional challenges undocumented students face.

Anti-racism: A Student Plan of Action

1–2 p.m.
Register to Join by Zoom


Monday, Oct. 23

Fund the Future Presents Exploring Guatemala through Social Impact Work

Noon-1 p.m.
Hearthside Lounge

Foothill's Fund the Future Club will share stories about travels and work in Guatemala through our Study Abroad program.

Listen to a panel of Foothill students that traveled to Guatemala last summer to learn about global poverty and immerse themselves in a new culture.

Several Foothill students will share their experience from last summer's trip to Guatemala. The students worked on building a school for a Mayan village, learned about Microcredit firsthand, and immersed themselves in a wide range of cultural activities. Ask them questions to see if such a trip is something you might be interested in next summer!

For more information about trips from this past year, visit Guatemala Teacher Corps.

Tuesday, Oct. 24

Artist Talk with Tomas Ayuso

Noon-1 p.m.
Register to Join by Zoom

Please join Honduran writer and photojournalist Tomas Ayuso, who will talk about his work that focuses on Latin American conflict as it relates to the drug war, forced displacement and urban dispossession. Through his work, Ayuso’s aim is to connect and include marginalized communities in the overarching narrative and history of the Western Hemisphere.

Wednesday, Oct. 25

Closing LHM Ceremony

Noon–1 p.m.
Library Quad

Celebrate with food and music! Note: If rain, we will meet in the Dining Hall.

Monday, Oct. 30

Artist Talk with Citlalli Rico

Noon-1 p.m.
Join by Zoom

Please join award-winning Mexican photographer Citlalli Rico, who will talk about her work as one of the leading wedding photographers in the world. She was awarded top 10 wedding photographers in Mexico by the Magazine Visit Mexico, Fearless Photographers of the Year in 2011, Top 10 Storytellers of the World in 2021 by This is Reportage, and several more. As a frequent speaker, she shares her insights and unique perspective on wedding photojournalism and portraiture at conferences and workshops worldwide and was part of the mentor team of the Foundation Workshops in the USA, Mexico, and Europe. Based in Cancun, Mexico, Citlalli is passionate about nature, arts, and education.

Monday/Friday Oct. 30-Nov. 3
Día de Muertos Altar "Ofrenda"

8:00-5:00 p.m.
Dining Hall

In honor of Latinx Heritage Month and Día de Muertos, an altar or "ofrenda" will be set up in the dining hall with the theme of Human Rights starting on October 30th. Please consider taking the time to reflect on the lives lost during this time. Join us as we reflect together toward understanding, compassion, and hope.

Local Community Latinx Events

Explore more Latinx events happening in our nearby Palo Alto community.

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Latinx Library Resources

Visit our Latinx Heritage Month Library page for a list of books, videos, websites and other great resources. 

Learn more about the contributions that generations of people of Latinx heritage have made to American history, society and culture.

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