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What is The Real History of Americas Event?

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

 

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A collaborative group of Fort Lewis College cultural centers, students and staff proudly presents the 8th annual “Real History of the Americas” program on Columbus Day 2015. This unique program runs from 10:00 to 9:00 p.m., Monday, October 12, at FLC’s Student Union ballroom. A culminating evening show will be at the Community Concert Hall beginning at 7:30 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. Featured artists include Las Cafeteras, fusing traditional, hip-hop, folk, Afro-Mexican, and Latino music with their energetic multi-lingual performance.

The all-day long event offers workshops, inspirational identity activities, open mic sessions, poetry, a workshop about the real history of the LGBTQ community members, live dance performances by FLC’s Dine Club, Ballet Folklorico, Bala Sinem Native American choir, and much more.

For a full calendar of events, please visit the Real History of the Americas tab at: www.fortlewis.edu/elcentro, or call El Centro de Muchos Colores Hispano Resource Center at (970) 247-7654.

Real History of the Americas was created by Native American 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 student leaders and juniors Mariah Gachupin and Stephanie Longhand have co-coordinated this entire event with help from dozens of student clubs, volunteers and FLC staff members. College sponsors include: Club del Centro & El Centro, Common Ground Diversity Programming, Student Union Productions (SUP), Native American Center, Prism, Buffalo Council, Pueblo Alliance, Community Concert hall, 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

Cafeteras:

Las Cafeteras formed as a band in 2008 with the purpose of documenting the histories of their neighborhoods through music. As musicians, they started as students of the Eastside Café, a Zapatista inspired community space in East Los Angeles where they were influenced by the culture, storytelling, and poetic music of Son Jarocho, a traditional music from Veracruz, Mexico. Their namesake derives from the organization where they took classes, the Eastside Café. However, to honor women and challenge masculine language, they feminized their group name by calling themselves, Las Cafeteras, rather than Los Cafeteros.

Check Them Out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xv-FjbXaqk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZGznPUC43k

TO MAKE THE STORY LONGER...

Las Cafeteras formed as a band in 2008 with the purpose of documenting the histories of their neighborhoods through music. As musicians, they started as students of the Eastside Café, a Zapatista inspired community space in East Los Angeles where they were influenced by the culture, storytelling, and poetic music of Son Jarocho, a traditional music from Veracruz, Mexico. Their namesake derives from the organization where they took classes, the Eastside Café. However, to honor women and challenge masculine language, they feminized their group name

When is the Real History of the Americas?

Real History of the Americas Schedule of Events:

Monday, Oct. 12, from 10:00 to 9 p.m. at Fort Lewis College

Free & Open to the public all day in FLC Student Union

Ballroom and later in the Community Concert Hall, unless otherwise noted

Schedule of Events (Schedule will be updated in future, keep posted for any updates or changes)

10:00-11:30                         Opening Prayer

10:15-10:45                         I Am From Dance: Basket Making Dance                       

11:45-12:00                         Introduction to Las Cafeteras

12:00-1:00                           Las Cafeteras Parade around Campus

1:00-2:30                             Workshops:

Las Cafeteras: ”Racism: Aint Nobody Got Time For That!”                                                     

 La Plata Room: TBA 

 “TBA” with PRISM

1:50-2:10

2:15-3:00

3:00-4:00

4:15-5:00

5:00-7:00                             Potluck/Music Showcase

5:00-5:05                             Master of Ceremonies

5:05-5:10                             National Anthem performed by: Olivia Duncan in English  & Navajo

5:10                                     Open Doors for Food

5:15–5:30

5:30-5:45                             Bala Sinem Native American Choir

5:45-6:00                             Ballet Folklorico & Matachines. El Centro

6:00-6:15                                              

6:15-6:30                                   

6:30                                      

7:30                                     Las Cafeteras LIVE PERFORMANCE!! in the Community Concert Hall

 

 


 

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A Special Thanks To...

El centroclub del centro

Coordinators of 2015 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

Stephanie Longhand

RHOA Co-Coordinator Mariah Gachupin

RHOA Committee members

Stacy John, Ameretta Pringle, Patrick Burtt, Leslie Charles, Elizabeth Mason, & Devin Muñoz