Raza Heritage Month
Date: October 1–20, 2020
Raza Heritage Month presents:
Raza Reflections, Reckonings, and Resiliency
September 15 - October 20
The Raza Heritage Month Committee invites you to a variety of performances, presentations, and more.
Tuesday, Sept. 15
5:30 – 6 p.m. Early Bird Pre-Panel Fun Facts Show
6 – 8 p.m. SOY YO (IT’S ME): The Many Complexities of Identity
Bond with folx/folks of various backgrounds as we open the month with some fun games (prizes included) and a multigenerational plática (conversation) about identities within the Latinx community. We promise an enlightening evening!
YouTube link: http://bit.ly/SoyYoRHM
Tuesday, Sept. 22
6 – 7:30 p.m. Afro-Mexican Verdades (Truths) and Black-Mexican American Truths
An intimate reading and dialogue about Blackness, healing, and queerness with poets Alan Pelaez Lopez and Ariana Brown.
YouTube link: http://bit.ly/afromexican
Thursday, Sept. 24
6 – 7 p.m. Zumba with Alessandra Sanchez
¡Vengan a bailar (come and dance)! Let loose and rebuild your spirit!
Zoom link: http://bit.ly/RHM2020Zumba
Thursday, Oct. 8
6 – 7:30 p.m. A Conversation with Pansy Pachanga: Explore the roots of the LGBTQ+ community of the Rio Grande Valley
Gain insights in resisting repression and generating resiliency from the filmmakers behind this excellent film that chronicles an “untold and under-documented history.”
Youtube link: http://bit.ly/PansyPachangaRHM
Friday, Oct. 9
6 – 8 p.m. Student VOICES: A Gathering of Student-Led Organizations
Connect with student organizations from across the nation! Student leaders from the University of Arizona’s V.O.I.C.E. organization recount their mission to empower Indigenous voices on their campus and lead a charla (an interactive dialogue) with other student organizations.
Zoom link: http://bit.ly/RHMStudentVoices
Tuesday, Oct. 13
6 – 8 p.m. Resiliency in the Time of COVID-19: Will our Culture of Abrazos survive this Pandemic?
Enlighten yourself on Tejano (Texans of Mexican descent) healing traditions and family caregiving attitudes before and during the pandemic through a lecture, testimonio (first-person stories, often about social injustices, expressed by marginalized peoples), and student-created corridos (folk songs).
Zoom link: http://bit.ly/RHM2020Resiliency
Thursday, Oct. 15
6 – 8 p.m. A Reclamation: Resisting the Ranger inside of us
Dr. Cesar Cruz, community organizer and founder of Homies Empowerment, facilitates a consciousness-raising dialogue on how to address the systemic oppression that surrounds us. Participants will select a topic of interest to discuss in small groups and will learn about enacting change through fostering unity and recognizing the interconnectedness between us.
Zoom link: http://bit.ly/RHM2020Reclamation
Tuesday, Oct. 20
6 – 8 p.m. Good Trouble: The History of the Change the Ranger mascot campaign
Join the SAC student group Somos La Gente as they share “How we got here” and “What comes next” in the momentous Change the Ranger mascot campaign.
Digital Exhibit link: http://bit.ly/ChangetheRangerRHM
ALL-MONTH EVENTS: Sept. 15 – Oct. 20
SAC Raza Scavenger Hunt
Discover local Raza history through a public art scavenger hunt. Learn a little history and have a lot of fun! Prize giveaways. Please contact Carrie Hernandez of the Office of Student Life (OSL) for a list of local Raza public art sights and full contest instructions at email@example.com. Deadline: Oct. 15, 2020.
Participate in and/or listen to this oral history project. During the entire month, former and current members of the SAC community will be invited to reflect, reckon, and relate moments of resilience during their time at SAC. For information on how to participate, please check the Raza Heritage Month web page alamo.edu/sac/RHM20. Instructions will be added to this ambitious project once details are finalized.