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