El Centro de Muchos Colores

The Real History of the Americas '13

What is The Real History of Americas Event?

The Real History of the Americas at FLC takes a different look at the Western world

DURANGO - A collaborative group of Fort Lewis College cultural centers, students and staff proudly presents the 6th annual “Real History of the Americas” program. This unique program runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Columbus Day, Monday, October 14th, at the Student Union Outdoor Plaza at Fort Lewis College. A culminating evening show will be indoors at the Student Union Ballroom in the Student Union Building starting at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome anytime during the day of this free event!

Real History of the Americas was created by Native American and multicultural students on campus to empower and share a variety of Real Histories of the Americas on the day that is also known as Columbus Day or the Day of the Race in the United States. This year, FLC students Danielle Lucero and Mariah Gachupin will co-coordinate the event. If you have any ideas and/or know of something you would like to contribute, please contact these coordinators at their FLC student e-mail accounts anytime over the summer.

College sponsors for Real History of the Americas include: Club del Centro & El Centro de Muchos Colores Hispano Center, Common Ground Diversity Programming, Student Union Productions (SUP), Native American Center, and the Center of Southwest Studies.

For more information about why we celebrate this Real History of the Americas, please see this interview on Democracy Now! when Amy Goodman interview some of our key founders of the event: http://www.democracynow.org/shows/2012/10/8.

About our Entertainers and Special Guests

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.

When is the Real History of the Americas?

 Real History of the Americas Schedule of Events:

 Monday, Oct. 13, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Fort Lewis College

 Free & Open to the public all day

  A SAMPLE AGENDA FROM 2014 IS PROVIDED BELOW, updated schedule coming Fall 2014

10:30-11:30 Common Ground Brunch

11:30-12:00 Break

12:00-12:15 Opening Prayer

12:15-12:30 Olivia will sing “Amazing Grace”


1:00-1:45 Workshop Set 1

Ballroom: I Am From/This is Us

La Plata Room: Reclaim Your Foods

Colorado Room: Cultural Appropriation: What is it?

Atrium: Prism Workshop or other half of the ballroom

1:50-2:10 Preview

2:15-3:00 Workshop Set 2 (same)

3:00-4:00 Sister Outsider Workshop

4:15-5:00 Open Mic

Sign-Up for 5 minute Time Slots throughout the day

5:00-6:15 Potluck/Music Showcase

5:00-5:15 Master of Ceremonies

5:15-Open Doors for Food

5:15–5:30 Fire Dance – Dine Club

5:30-5:45 Bala Sinem

5:45-6:00 Ballet Folklorico & Matachines

6:00-6:15 Round Dance – Kaylyn LeClaire, Bruce LeClaire

[ Wan Bli Ota]

6:15-6:30 Conga Line to Vallecito Room

6:30 Sister Outsider

7:30 Supaman

A Special Thanks To...

Coordinators of 2014 Real History

Diversity Program  Nancy Stoffer
El Centro  Shirena Long
Student Union Programming Elizabeth Roberts

Department of Native American Indigenous Studies 

Dr. Majel Boxer
RHOA Co-Coordinator
Danielle Lucero
RHOA Co-Coordinator  Mariah Gachupin

RHOA Committee members

Ruthie Edd, Taryn Bargy, Samantha Garcia, Patrick Burtt, Mercedes Romero & Devin Muñoz