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8/31/2015 5:30 PM Ballet Folklorico Classes begin

Ballet Folklorico de Durango classes begin tonight from 5:30-6:30 p.m. For youth, ages 5-18, please bring your registration form to class. For FLC students, the classes are free and open to anyone interested in the Mexican Folkorico traditional dance classes. Classes are held weekly with occasional performances throughout the year. For more information, contact long_s@fortlewis.edu, or visit our Ballet Folkorico section of this website. Para informacion en español, clic aqui.

9/2/2015 4:00 PM Welcome back Fiesta!

Welcome Back Fiesta at El Centro is an annual event to reunite with old friends, meet new people, start off the school year right by stopping by El Centro's welcome back fiesta! Ground floor of student union (across from bookstore!) Dinner will be served and everyone is welcome. For more information, contact (970) 247-7654 or click here.

9/12/2015 9:00 AM Spanish Tutor Training

Spanish language tutors who are working for El Centro must attend this training in order to tutor at our Cultural Resource Center. If you are interested in tutoring and have work-study federal aid, please contact Coordinator Shirena Trujillo Long at long_s@fortlewis.edu to request an application.

9/15/2015 5:00 PM 11th Annual Fiesta on the Mesa!

Located in the outdoor FLC Amphitheatre at the center of campus, this 11th annual event kick-off Hispanic Heritage Month at Fort Lewis College from 5-8 p.m. With live entertainment, local Mexican Folklorico dancing, great food and a kids table with piñata, this is a don't miss event. All faculty, staff, students with FLC College id recieve a comlimentary meal. This year's entertainment are from Albuquerque, N.M. called Severo Grupo Fuego. Click on flyer below for more details. Check out their music!

9/23/2015 12:00 PM Charla with FLC Chicana Alumna

Join us for a "Charla" or chit-chat with FLC Alumna Emma Salazar, who identifies as Chicana from New Mexico. She will talk about her educational journey, her life as a social justice activist as well as her current position as advisor for the Program for Academic Advancement at FLC. Lunch will be provided.

9/29/2015 4:00 PM Shared Cultural Kitchen Training

Mandatory kitchen training for members of El Centro and NAC-sponsored clubs who intend to use the shared cultural kitchen for use in the future. Please come to the kitchen at 4 p.m. for training, video and lecture will take place in Noble 130.

10/2/2015 12:00 PM Charla with Chicano Author

Join us at El Centro for a "Charla" or chit-chat with Levi Romero from 12-1:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2. Lunch will be served. Levi Romero is a native of Embudo, New Mexico. He is the author of two collections of poetry and was awarded the honorary post of New Mexico Centennial Poet Laureate in 2012. His daughter, Mercedes Romero, is a Junior at FLC, studying biology.

10/7/2015 8:00 AM Breakfast Burrito Sale

First breakfast burrito sale of the year will benefit the student employees at El Centro de Muchos Colores. They want to purchase matching staff T-shirts with funds rasied at today's burrito sale. Pre-orders are accepted at elcentro_st1@fortlewis.edu. See flyer for details.

10/12/2015 10:00 AM Real Histories of the Americas

Please Save the Date for the 8th Annual Real History of the Americas Day held Monday, Oct. 12 (Columbus Day) all day in the Student Union Ballroom.

The featured group will be Las Cafeteras, a funk, Latino band from East L.A. known for their energetic multi-lingual performances that combine afro-Mexican, hip-hop, folk and Native American styles to create a new American sound. Their midday workshop is called: “Racism: Ain’t Nobody got Time for that,” and their evening show will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.

Local talent needed: Call for Dance performers! Submit a 5-10 minute video clip to elcentro_st1@fortlewis.edu as soon as possible. See details on flyer: click here.

 

10/17/2015 8:00 AM Hispano Identity Youth Conference

Held all day Saturday, Oct. 17th in Ignacio, El Centro de Muchos Colores invites you to be part of the first youth conference in our area for Hispano students and their families. The conference is a collaborative effort with Ignacio School District, Ignacio Public Library, the Boys & Girls Club among other partners. Details to come, but save the date now.

11/5/2015 11:00 AM Common Ground Diversity Training

Common Ground Diversity Education program offers and annual training for students, faculty and staff to become facilitator of diversity activities for the campus and community. The three-day training begins Thursday, Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. with 3-day attendance mandatory for certification. Friday is 11 a.m.-5 p.m, and Saturday is from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information and to apply to the program, contact stoffer_n@fortlewis.edu.

3/31/2016 11:00 AM Cesar Chavez Day Celebration

Cesar Chavez Day is celebrated annually from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at El Centro with a commeorative altar and the screening of the Teaching Tolerance film: "Viva la Causa." A homemade meal prepared by student staff will be served. For more information, contact El Centro (970) 247-7654.

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