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Heritage & Health Series Program

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College Hour: Opening Ceremony featuring Ballet Folklorico, DJ Danya & Lunch

Wednesday, May 2
Time: noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Cesar Chavez Plaza

Join us as we celebrate the opening of Latino Heritage Month with music by DJ Danya, the President of the Associated Students of Foothill College (ASFC) student government, and a cultural dance performance by Ballet Folklorico Costa de Oro. Complimentary refreshments are provided. 

College Hour: UndocuRALLY featuring the SCC Rapid Response Network, Yemi Getachew Immigration Law Office & much more!

Wednesday, May 9
Time: 12 noon-1 p.m.
Location: Library Quad

UndocuRALLY is an informative rally in celebration of our DREAMers and UndocuALLY community. All students, faculty, and staff, are welcome to participate in poster-making, lunch, and special community partner introductions: the Santa Clara County (SCC) Rapid Response Network, the Yemi Getachew Immigration Law Office, and the DREAMer's Roadmap.

Learn about the community services and programs that stand in fierce solidarity with our undocumented community. This event is brought to you by the Foothill College Family Engagement Institute (FEI) - DREAMers UndocuALLY, the Latino Heritage Month Committee and the ASFC. The FEI provides opportunities that promote college-going aspirations for underrepresented students, primarily first generation, and families to collectively ensure thriving and inclusive communities. We're in this together!

Latino Professional Panel: How did they get there?

Thursday, May 10
Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Room 8330

Meet a panel of Latino professionals and find out about their educational and career journey. Co-sponsored by the Foothill College Transfer Center.

Lecture Series I: Women’s Voices Busting Down Borders and Reclaiming Space

Thursday, May 10
Time: 10 a.m. – noon
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)

Come listen to the stories and poetry of local poets, Cathy Arellano and Yaccaira Salvatierra. Cathy Arellano claims roots in the Mission District of San Francisco, telling stories of family, queer identity, and the daily struggle to remain seen, respected and heard in the ugly face of gentrification and displacement. Yaccaira Salvatierra writes about the ways families and lovers disconnect and try to remember each other while being across borders, focusing on the strength of women who hold their families together and reconstruct realities to resist erasure. Join us celebrate the power of the word with two powerful mujeres!

Blood Drive: Medical Brigades

Tuesday, May 15
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)

Foothill is teaming up with the American Red Cross for a blood drive. If you are at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and are free of cold and flu symptoms, please sign up at and enter “Foothill” in the “Find a Blood Drive” box. Remember, a single pint of blood can save up to three lives! Sponsored by Global Medical Brigades Club who will be traveling to Honduras this summer.

Foothill College’s 60th Anniversary Celebration: Non–profit Mall & Luncheon

Thursday, May 17
Time: noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Plaza

Visit the Latino Heritage Month, Inter Club Council (ICC) Clubs & ASFC Booths to find out about ASFC Service Leadership Program! Enjoy visiting nearly 20 other booths and the ASFC’s 60th Anniversary refreshments!

Lecture Series II: 2020 Hindsight -- The Politicalization of Immigration

Wednesday, May 23
Time: noon - 1:30 p.m.
Location: President’s Conference Room (Room 1901)

The proposal is based on Communication Studies Instructor Ché Meneses’s research project at San Jose State University. He just finished Post-Production called 2020 Hindsight: The Politicalization of Immigration is a focus group base study addressing how bilingual Bay Area Spanish speaking college students read news on immigration during the 2016 Presidential debates.

We'll watch video segments and discuss “The Politicalization of Immigration” via print news, digital news, social media and how “fake news” convoluted the voting behavior and source credibility. The website also entails a 7 minute video interview with Pulitzer Prize and Time magazine cover Jose Antonio Vargas, a national figure on the topic of Undocumented Immigration, DACA and Dreamers. 

Latino Students Testimonials: What did they do to transfer?

Thursday, May 24
Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)

Meet former Latino Foothill College transfer students, who are currently attending 4-year universities, and ask them about their Foothill College experiences that helped them prepare to transfer.  Also, find out about their university experience as a transfer student. Co-sponsored by the Foothill College Transfer Center.


Friday, May 25
Time: 5 – 9 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room (Room 2201)

Year after year Foothill College Organización Latino Americana (OLA) employee organization, Latino Heritage Month and ASFC combine efforts and volunteer to provide an event to highlight students who have met requirements for transfer, certificate and/or graduation of an associate degree. This event is to honor these students and their families. RSVP required; email For more information, please visit the OLA website.

College Hour: Spoken Word Showcase & Open Mic

Wednesday, May 30
Time: 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Cesar Chavez Plaza

Local Bay Area artist and educator, Miguel Gonzalez, will join us as he explores Afro-Latin and Hip-Hop percussion, chanting, singing, dancing, and word play. Miguel is the founder and lead instructor with Talk of the Town Urban Arts and Life Skills, which is a project designed to lead individuals of all ages towards greater self, social, cultural, and economic awareness and empowerment.

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