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Latino Americans: 500 Years of History

2016 Calendar of Events 

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square, which is designed to demonstrate the critical role humanities scholarship can play in our public life. Events are funded by the National Endowment of the Humanities and the American Library Association and the generous support of the following sponsors:

 

Would you like to meet the last governor of the Mexican California? 

February 13, 2016, 6:00-8:00PM Click here to RSVP

CARLOS SALOMÓN will tell about Pico's life and times and show images of Pico and documents that reveal the racial categories used in early California. Salomon published the first ever biography of Pico and lives in Fruitvale. He directs the Latin American Studies Program at CALState East Bay.

Location: African American Museum and Library, 659 14th St, Oakland, CA 94612

 

The Mexican American Immigration Experience in Films from Both Sides of the Border. 

March 1, 2016, Time TBD

Join Alex Saragoza, Associate Professor of Chicano/Latino Studies at UC Berkeley, for an evening of enlightening film viewing and discussion of the ways American and Mexican films portray the Mexican immigration experience. Space is limited, please RSVP.

Location: Ethnic Studies Building, UC Berkeley 506 Barrows Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720

 

Latino Youth, Familia & Social Change: From Cesar Chavez to the Present.

April 9, 2016, 5:30-8:00PM

Film Viewing introduced by filmmaker Ray Telles, followed by a Talk-show Panel, and Refreshments! Alex Saragoza, Associate Professor of Chicano/Latino Studies at UC Berkeley, leads a talk-show panel of youth and elders. 

Location: Peralta Hacienda Historical Park 

About this film:Prejudice & Pride sheds light on Cesar Chavez and the farmworker struggle and Chicano Power Movement. 
 

Immigration & Deportation: The Peril and The Promise

May 28, 2016, 5:30-8:00Pm

Film Viewing followed by a Talk-show Panel, and Refreshments! Alex Saragoza, Associate Professor of Chicano/Latino Studies at UC Berkeley, leads a talk-show panel of youth and elders. 

Location: Peralta Hacienda Historical Park 


The Anza Trail Exhibit Opening 

Week of April 17, 2016, Time TBD 

Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial by attending this exhibit opening, created by Laney College students. 

Location: Laney College 

Paseo Latino 2: Feasts of Fruitvale!

May 22, 2016 10:00am-1pm * Starts at the Peralta House Kitchen, 2465 34th Ave. 

From Peralta Hacienda to Foothill and back, this promenade showcases Fruitvale's rich Latino history, murals, culture and cuisine. Ends with a feast at Lupita's Pupusería.

Professor Alex Saragoza will lead the walk and local merchants will share their personal stories.

Fruitvale First! Festival 

June 25, 2016

Highlight is a Dance Contest! All welcome to compete for cash prizes! Event also features fashion show, mariachis, food, Foothill Avenue Commercial Corridor Vendors' Showcase. Continuous screenings of Latino Americans: 500 Years of History films inside the Peralta House.

If you would like to participate on the Dance contest email Itzel Diaz at itzel@peraltahacienda.org

 






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