Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Check Out These Upcoming Latino American Events at your CGCC Library

What:   Celebrating Local Latino Artists and Community Oral History Exhibition Opening and Artists Panel
When:  Wednesday, March 9th – Friday, April 8th, 2016, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Pecos Library: First Floor
Made possible by a grant from the American Library Association and National Endowment for the Arts
Join us for the Celebrating Local Latino Artists and Community Oral History Exhibit opening and listen to a panel of the exhibited artists discuss art, identity, culture, and community. The exhibit features local artists Marco Albarran, Jose Benavidas, Norma Garcia-Torres, Zarco Guerrero and Martin Moreno including oral histories of the artists and oral histories of community members collected by Mexican-American History and Culture students.Panel begins at 7:00 pm. Light refreshments served.

The oral history of artists and in the community are posted here: http://www.cgc.maricopa.edu/Library/Latino/Pages/default.aspx 

Moreover, excerpts from the interviews will be interwoven in the art exhibit with QR code links to audio clips from interviews. Here is an example of one of these display quotes:

…And at the Downtown Library!

What:   Sharing Our Heritage: Chandler Latino Voices
When: Saturday, March 5, 2016, 2-3 p.m.
Where: Downtown Chandler Public Library, Copper Room South-North
Details: Celebrating the lore and legacy of Chandler’s Latino history, individuals representing the past 100 years, including members of Chandler’s pioneering Mexican American families and those who continue to empower the community, will share their oral recollections, stories and experiences.  Historical photographs from the Chandler Museum will be displayed on banners as part of an exhibit that will subsequently travel to the library branches, public schools and Chandler-Gilbert Community College, a community partner.

What:   Prejudice and Pride, Latino Americans Film Viewing, Episode 5 (1965-1980)
When:  Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 6:30-8:30 p.m
Where: Downtown Chandler Library, Copper Room South
Details: This episode details the creation of the proud “Chicano” identity, as labor leaders organize farm workers in Arizona and California. The film will be followed by a facilitated discussion led by Dr. Christine Marin. Dr. Marin, professor, archivist, curator, established the Arizona State University Chicana/o Research Collection along with the Chicana/Chicano Studies Department at A.S.U.

What:   Corazon Del Nopal:  The Power and Heart of Los Chicanos
Author Talk by Stella Pope Duarte and Music by Guerrero Family Music
When:  Saturday, March 19, 2016, 2-3 p.m.
Where: Downtown Chandler Library, Copper Room South-North
Details: From the ancient ruins of the 300-year-old Aztec empire, a new nation rose in the midst of treachery, oppression and unrelenting war.  Comets, prophecies and smoking mirrors signaled their birth as they founded Tenochtitlan (Mexico City), and eventually journeyed north from the Valley of Mexico to take their place in the making of America. Duarte’s riveting talk on the legacy of the modern-day Chicanos will be enhanced by a performance from Guerrero Family Music.

CGCC has a strong commitment to co-curricular events as we are convinced it enhances students' learning, connects them more to the college and their community which leads to greater persistence, and strengthens our communities. We welcome your participation and your sharing of the opportunities.

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