chicano/latino month 2001





Margie Yu
Public Affairs Asst.
(323) 343-3047


of Events

Cal State L.A. Celebrates
2001 Chicano/Latino Awareness Month

Los Angeles, CA -- Chicano/Latino Awareness Month 2001 will be celebrated at California State University, Los Angeles, with entertainment, food, panel discussions, and speakers in the University-Student Union. It is free admission for all events on all days. The University is located at the interchange of the 10 and 710 freeways. Public (permit dispenser) parking is available for $.50/hour or $5/day in Lots C and G, or upper level of Parking Structure II. For more information, call the Cal State L.A. Cross Cultural Centers at (323) 343-5001.

EVENT-Chicana/o Latina/o Awareness Series Kick-Off.
Tue., Jan. 9, 3 p.m., Café LA, U-SU. The kick off of a month-long series of events exploring the revolutionary struggles and achievements of the Chicana/o Latina/o community. The event will include poetry, performance, and live music.

LECTURE-Emiliano Zapata & Pancho Villa.
Wed., Jan. 10, 4:30 p.m., Los Angeles B Room, U-SU. Were Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata violent criminals or revolutionary Robin Hoods, robbing the rich to give to the poor? Featuring a discussion of their lives and the events that led them to the Mexican Revolution.

FILM-El Norte.
Thu., Jan. 11, 12 noon & 6 p.m., Maxwell Theatre, U-SU. El Norte is an emotional saga of a brother and sister who leave Guatemala in search of a better life in the United States. Directed by Gregory Nava, 1983, 139 minutes.

LECTURE-An Afternoon with Josefina Lopez.
Tue., Jan. 16, 4:30 p.m., Café LA, U-SU. Josefina Lopez is an Emmy Award-winning screenwriter, playwright, and performer whose work draws upon her life experiences in East L.A. Her latest work, Confessions of Women from East L.A., is both funny and provocative in its exploration of gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic class.

EVENT-History of the Chicano Movement.
Wed., Jan. 17, 4:30 p.m., Alhambra Room, U-SU. This event will explore the history of the Chicano Movement. Focusing on Los Angeles, the discussion will emphasize major local events and individuals from the community who were critical to the movement.

FILM-Democracía Indígena.
Thu., Jan. 18, 12 noon & 6 p.m., Maxwell Theatre, U-SU. Democracía Indígena examines the indigenous rights revolution in Mexico through the activism of the Totonac community in Huehuetla, Puebla. Directed by Pacho Lane, 1999, 37 minutes.

LECTURE-Fronteras: The Struggles of Immigrants.
Wed., Jan. 24, 4:30 p.m., Los Angeles B Room, U-SU. Individuals will discuss their real life struggles in crossing the border to enter the U.S. They will talk about their experiences with racism, anti-immigrant legislation, and economic struggles while trying to adjust to life in this country.

FILM-Jesus Tecú Osorio: Indigenous Survivor of the Rio Negro Massacre in Guatemala.
Thu., Jan. 25, 12 noon & 6 p.m., Maxwell Theatre, U-SU. This powerful film tells the story of Jesus Tecú Osorio, who was ten years old when he witnessed the massacre of his family. Osorio still lives in Rabinal, Guatemala, where he is fighting for human rights. Directed by Robbie Hart.

LECTURE-An Afternoon with Ray Gonzalez.
Tue., Jan. 30, 4:30 p.m., Maxwell Theatre, U-SU. Critically-acclaimed Chicano writer Ray Gonzalez will read from his work. Gonzalez is the award-winning author of five books of poetry including The Heat of Arrivals and a book of essays entitled Memory Fever: A Journey Beyond El Paso del Norte.


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