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9/1/2014 8:00 AM 1st Day of Classes First Day of Classes!
9/1/2014 8:00 AM 1st Day of Classes First Day of Classes!
9/3/2014 4:00 PM Welcome Back & Open House El Centro de Muchos Colores invites you to our annual Welcome Back fiesta when we open our doors for you to see and feel our comfortable home in action. This is also an opportunity to meet new students, reunite with your friends from last year, and find out what's new at El Centro and our two multicultural clubs! Food will be provided!
9/4/2014 6:30 PM Popsicles with LaFe LaFe is committed to developing Latino leaders who serve the campus community with the love of Jesus Christ as they explore God, faith, and the experiences of our people. Find us on Facebook: LaFe InterVarsity at FLC
Learn more about LaFe: mem.intervarsity.org/lafe

For more information at FLC, contact: Trisha Serrano taserrano@fortlewis.edu

9/4/2014 6:30 PM Popsicles with LaFe LaFe is committed to developing Latino leaders who serve the campus community with the love of Jesus Christ as they explore God, faith, and the experiences of our people. Find us on Facebook: LaFe InterVarsity at FLC
Learn more about LaFe: mem.intervarsity.org/lafe

For more information at FLC, contact: Trisha Serrano taserrano@fortlewis.edu

9/4/2014 6:30 PM Popsicles with LaFe LaFe is committed to developing Latino leaders who serve the campus community with the love of Jesus Christ as they explore God, faith, and the experiences of our people. Find us on Facebook: LaFe InterVarsity at FLC
Learn more about LaFe: mem.intervarsity.org/lafe

For more information at FLC, contact: Trisha Serrano taserrano@fortlewis.edu

9/8/2014 3:00 PM 1st Ballet Folklorico Practice for youth Click here for registration details.
9/11/2014 5:00 PM Kitchen Training Any club or El Centro staff member who intends to use the kitchen this semester must attend this 1-hour training. Meet in the kitchen.
9/15/2014 5:00 PM Fiesta on the Mesa The 10th annual Fiesta on the Mesa 2014 will be held from 5-8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 15 at the outdoor amphitheater at Fort Lewis College. The public is invited to join the College community to celebrate the kick-off of Hispanic Heritage Month with authentic food, colorful folkloric dances and live Mexican music!  Click here for poster & here for complete description of the event.
This year’s live music and dance will be provided by Grupo Control, a Mexican norteño group who bill themselves as “Los Reyes de La Cumbia” or kings of the cumbia. Their 90-minute set begins at 5:30 p.m. Ballet Folklorico de Durango begin at 5 p.m.

The purpose of Fiesta on the Mesa is to kick-off FLC’s month-long celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month which is celebrated nationally from September 15-October 15. The date also commemorates one of Mexico’s most important national holidays known as “El Dia del Grito.”

For more information, contact El Centro de Muchos Colores at 970-247-7654 or visit http://www.fortlewis.edu/elcentro.

9/18/2014 11:00 AM Common Ground Diversity Training Join our dynamic team of diversity workshop facilitators for our annual three-day training. Details here.
10/13/2014 10:00 AM Real History of the Americas on Columbus Day A collaborative group of Fort Lewis College cultural centers, students and staff proudly presents the 7th annual “Real History of the Americas” program on Columbus Day 2014. This unique program runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, October 13th, at the Student Union Ballroom at Fort Lewis College. A culminating evening show will featuring our amazing guest performers at 6 p.m. The public is welcome anytime.

The Real History of the Americas takes a positive, but different look at the history of North and South America from the viewpoints of Hispanic, African-American, Asian, and Native peoples, among others. On display will be, poetry, film, dance and live music! In 2012, Amy Goodman from Democracy Now! was here for a live interview before the event, for more on that, see: http://www.democracynow.org/shows/2012/10/8.

Guest performers for this year include Sister Outsider Poetry and “SupaMan” – both incredibly talented acts with unique contributions toward a socially just society. Sister Outsider Poetry is an award-winning, nationally recognized spoken word duo comprised of Dominique Christina and Denice Frohman. They are poets, educators, activists, writers and performance artists, www.sisteroutsiderpoetry.com or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWL_aR1kFYc.

“SupaMan” is Christian Parrish, a champion powwow fancy dancer who identifies as Apsáalooke American Indian from the Crow Nation Reservation near Billings, Montana. In March, MTV named him Artist of the Week for his unique rap music featuring a traditional Native American drum loop. See his work at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0jq7jIa34Y or http://www.policymic.com/articles/86145/this-american-indian-rapper-just-became-mtv-s-artist-of-the-week.

We invite you to save this date for next year and to think about how you might incorporate this within your classes and your club activities for Fall semester 2014. FLC students Danielle Lucero and Mariah Gachupin will co-coordinate the event this year, so if you have ideas and/or know of something you would like to contribute, please contact them at their FLC student e-mail accounts anytime over the summer.

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