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Hispanic Heritage Month Events at GCC

From a film series on Hispanic topics to an outdoor evening performance of lively Latin music, Glendale Community College will enjoy a rich month of Hispanic Heritage Activities. GCC is located at 6000 W. Olive Ave. in Glendale. All events are free and open to the public.

Entertainment on the Green: Banda Tres
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Campus Mall
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Bringing music from around the world, Banda Tres has a repertoire that includes sambas, reggae beats, bossa nova and French ballads combined with the improvisation and spontaneity of jazz. Vocalist Salomé is joined by Caji on guitar and vocals, and jazz keyboardist Beth Lederman. Rounding out the ensemble is a rhythm section composed of bass, drums and percussion.

Make Ofrendas with the Glendale Bead Museum
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Student Union (SU-104D)
10:00-11:30 a.m.

The Glendale Bead Museum will present a workshop on "Honoring Boxes. Ofrendas or "offerings" are used during the fall harvest or Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration as a way to remember and honor ancestors. Participants will have the opportunity to create their own ofrendas by decorating small wooden boxes with paints, beads, fabric, flowers and images. Visit to learn more about the Bead Museum.

Speaker José Mendoza
Monday, Oct. 15, 2007
Student Union (SU-104E)
12:00 p.m.

José Mendoza, long-time Coordinator of GCC's Multicultural Affairs office, will speak on "The Chicano Experience: A Destiny Denied."

Speaker Dr. Christina Marin
"Latino Contributions in the Defense of the U.S."
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007
Student Union
1:00 p.m.

Latino troops have made major contributions in every war the U.S. has been involved in. During World War II, it is estimated that 250,000 to 500,000 Latino troops served, representing 3 to 5% of all the persons who served. This service record is true of all America's wars, but may not be widely known. Dr. Christina Marin will give highlights and an overview of the subject. She is an Arizona State University (ASU) Adjunct Faculty Associate and Curator, Archivist and Historian of the Chicano/a Research Collection at ASU's Hayden Library.

Film Series Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Student Union Building - Palm Court Room (SU-104)
FREE and open to the Public

The Motorcycle Diaries
Wednesday, September 19 - 12:00 noon
Gael Garcia Bernal, Rodrigo de la Serna
Mia Maestro, Mercedes Moran
Focus Features; Directed by Walter Salles
Rated R; 128 minutes; 2004

Based on his journal, this film follows the journey of Che Guevara and his best friend Alberto Granado in their motorcycle journey across South America in the early 1950's. This trip profoundly affects the adventurous duo and eventually inspires Che to become a leader of the Cuban revolution, impacting an entire continent.

Tuesday, September 25 - 12:00 noon
Miramax Films; Directed by Julie Taymore
Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Antonio Banderas, Edward Norton
120 Minutes; 2002

The amazing life story of painter Frida Kahlo is explored in this acclaimed bio-pic. This film follows her marriage to famous Mexican painter Diego Rivera, their journeys to America and showcases the outrageous personalities that made them legends. Kahlo was an incredible force of a woman even after her right leg was crippled by polio in her youth and later was in a bus accident that almost ended her life.

Thursday, October 4 - 12:00 noon
Alexa Vega, Efren Ramirez, Marisol Chrisostomo
HBO Pictures; Directed by Edward James Olmos
Not Rated; 110 minutes; 2006

Based on a true story: student activist and Mexican-American Paula Crisostomo sees disparity in treatment of Hispanic students and stages a peaceful walkout in five East Los Angeles high schools in 1968. With the help of her teacher Sal Castro, Crisostomo brought the injustice of the public school system to the public eye during the heart of the Civil Rights movement of the 60s.

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