Semana de la Raza 2015
This annual program commemorates the Chicano/Latino cultura with a week-long series of events composed of several workshops and concerts. Semana de la Raza builds conexiones with our pasado, provides a platform for critical dialogue, and empowers our students and community!
May 4th – May 8th, 2015.
MONDAY, MAY 4th
3rd Annual Oscar Romero Lecture featuring Elpidia Carillo, Actress & Activists
A hero to people of El Salvador and the progressive liberation theology movement in Latin America, Archbishop Romero is honored in this annual lecture. The lecture will feature actress & activist Elpidia Carrillo who co-stared in the classic film “Salvador.”
2pm – 4pm, Bourns A 265
TUESDAY, MAY 5th
Platica & Book Signing: Dr. Armando Navarro “Mexicano and Latino Politics and the Quest for Self-determination: What Needs to be Done”
Dr. Armando Navarro, professor in the Ethnic Studies department at UCR has published his sevenths book which focused on the current state of Mexican & Latino politics. The book outlines models for progress and change.
A book signing will follow presentation.
6:30pm – 8pm, Student Services Building
WEDNESDAY, MAY 6th
Semana de la Raza/Cinco de Mayo Nooner
Co-sponsored by ASPB & Raza Assembly
We invite you to join in the festivities where we’ll be enjoying food and música in celebration of Semana de la Raza with a special performance by Mariachi Los Camperos.
12pm – 2pm, Bell Tower
Chicano Art Workshop with Dewey Tafoya
Join us for a Chicano Art workshop featuring Dewey Tafoya resident artist at Self-Help Graphics in Los Angeles, CA. Learn about the creative process of screen-printing. All workshop materials will be provided.
6:30pm – 8pm, Bourns B 118
THURSDAY, MAY 7TH
Root Causes of Immigration from Central America & México
This workshop will provide an overview of the root causes of immigration to the United States. The workshop will cover the long and violent history of U.S. intervention in creating the destabilization in Central America and México.
2pm – 4pm, HUB 355
FRIDAY, MAY 8th
18th Annual Radio Aztlan Music Festival
The music festival will include The 44s, Los Chilaqz, René René, and Tierra. The event will feature a performance by the Original Lowrider Band with hits like “Lowrider” and “Cisco Kid.” Tickets are $25 in advance & $30 at the door.
Doors open at 7pm – Show starts at 7:30pm