The full 2020 calendar and flyers are available on our Instagram account: @mccsjec
Virtual Library Display
The MiraCosta College Library has created captivating Online Displays featuring items from their collections of each of the History and Heritage Months. Make sure to check out the following online displays for books and ebooks, biographies of famous people, and online films and documentaries.
Video: What Do You Love about Your Cultura?
Look for some of your favorite Latinx Chicanx MiraCostans talking about what brings them joy and pride when they think about their cultures.
Wednesday, September 23rd @ 5:30PM
Latinx Chicanx Heritage Month Kickoff Dance Party & Mercadito
View recording at: https://tinyurl.com/MCCLatinxKickoff
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We danced with DJ Sizzle Fantastic and learned about the people behind Latinx- and Chicanx-owned small businesses.
Monday, October 12th @ 3:30-5PM
The Historical Perspective on Chicanx/Latinx Art with Alessandra Moctezuma
Come celebrate Latinx Chicanx Heritage Month with Latina Leadership Network (LLN) and Professor Moctezuma, who will give a presentation on the history of Latinx & Chicanx art, including some of her own artwork.
Thursday, October 15th @ 12:30-2PM
Arte hasta la muerte: Awareness & Advocacy: Paint the Fields with Us!
Register at https://bit.ly/30lKggZ
Join artist Maira Meza, artist and illustrator of the award-winning book The Spirit of Chicano Park/El espíritu del parque Chicano, to paint along with us and reflect on the value of the food produced by farmworkers. The first 15 people to register will receive free paint, brushes, and canvas.
Tuesday, October 27th @ 4-5:30PM
Virtual Paint Party with El Comalito Collective
Register at https://tinyurl.com/MCCLatinxPaint
Keep the creativity flowing and paint along with the artist/activists of @ElComalitoCollective while discussing the intersections of Queer and Chicanx identities. Register to learn how to pick up your free canvas, paint, and brushes before the event!
Thursday, October 29th @ 1:30-3PM
"A Dream Called Home" by Reyna Grande
Register at https://tinyurl.com/LatinxGrande
Join acclaimed author Reyna Grande in a discussion about her book A Dream Called Home. All are welcome in this presentation, and students currently reading the book will have priority during the Q&A.
Wednesday, November 4th @ 5-6PM
Fat Liberation & Cultura
Register at https://tinyurl.com/sjecbodypositivity
Join Leigh-Anna Hidalgo, UCLA Chicano Studies PhD Candidate and body positivity activist, to learn how she combats fatphobia in the cultura, ultimately leading to fat liberation. Follow her Instagram @TheBigGirlsCode.
Tuesday, November 17th @ 6-7:15PM
Solidarity Sounds and Spaces
Register at https://tinyurl.com/SolidaritySounds
Join professors Maria Figueroa of MiraCosta College and Dr. Gaye T. Johnson of UCLA, in conversation about the historic Black and Brown interwoven threads of solidarity.
Monday, November 23rd @ 12-1PM
Good Chisme: A Roundtable Discussion on Identity, Language, & Raza
Register at https://tinyurl.com/GoodChisme
Join MIraCosta faculty, staff, and students to talk about how it feels to be Latinx but not fluent in Spanish, or to witness anti-Black racism in your Latinx family--or to experience racism as an Afro-Latina. We will come together in dialogue about forgotten roots, cultural and language loss, pressure to assimilate, and more!
Events for Previous Years
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