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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

 

 

 

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

Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 at Fort Lewis College

DURANGO - A collaborative group of Fort Lewis College cultural centers, students and staff proudly presents the 9th annual “Real History of the Americas” program on Indigenous People’s Day 2016. This unique program runs all day beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, October 10, at FLC’s Student Union Ballroom. The potluck and performances are held at 5 to 7 p.m. A culminating evening show by a band to be determined will be at the Community Concert Hall beginning at 7:30 p.m. The public is welcome anytime throughout the day.

 

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, Native and LGBT peoples, among others. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day” prompted the formal resolutions passed by FLC and the City of Durango to recognize Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in perpetuity. Now in its 9th year, the Real History of the Americas celebration seeks to increase awareness and appreciation of the cultures and histories of sometimes marginalized peoples.

 

The all-day long event offers workshops, inspirational identity activities with Common Ground, a live National Anthem performance in English and in Navajo by FLC student Olivia Duncan, live dance performances by Ballet Folklorico de Durango, presentations by Miss Hozhoni Royalty, 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 Hispanic Resource Center at (970) 247-7654.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Real History of the Americas?

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 the LGBT community, among others. Real History of the Americas was created in 2008 by Native American, Hispanic 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.  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.

 

Who organizes Real History of the Americas?

FLC student leaders Shawn Rico and Ruthie Edd have co-coordinated the upcoming 9th annual RHOA with the help of dozens of student clubs, volunteers and FLC staff members. RHOA committee members for 2016-17 include: Ruthie Edd, Shawn Rico, Courtney Collins, Deionna Vigil, Stacy John, Bryan Dalla-Cundiff; with staff members Charles Leslie, Shirena Trujillo Long, Nancy Stoffer, and Joey Dell; and faculty member Kay Holmes.  College sponsors include: Club del Centro & El Centro, Common Ground Diversity Programming, Student Union Productions (SUP), Native American Center, Prism, and the Community Concert Hall.

 

What is Indigenous People’s Day? Across the country, cities and universities are declaring Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The City of Durango passed the resolution on Jan. 5, 2016, and the full resolution can be seen at: http://www.durangogov.org/documentcenter/view/6088/. At FLC, the Associated Students of FLC (ASFLC) and the Board of Trustees formally approved their resolutions in the academic year 2015-16

When is the Real History of the Americas?

Fall 2016 schedule coming soon!

 

 

Fall 2015 event schedule:

 

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 2016 Real History

Staff Members Nancy Stoffer, Charles Leslie, Shirena Long, and Joey Dell
Faculty Member Kay Holmes

Colllege Sponsors

Club del Centro & El Centro, Common Ground Diversity Programming, Student Union Productions (SUP), Native American Center, Prism, and the Community Concert Hall
RHOA Co-Coordinator

Shawn Rico

RHOA Co-Coordinator Ruthie Edd

RHOA Committee members

Ruthie Edd, Stacy John, Shawn Rico, Courtney Collins, Deionna Vigil, Bryan Dalla-Cundiff