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5/15/2019 8:00 AM El Centro is closed for the Summer

El Centro de Muchos Colores closes for the summer months beginning May 15th, returning August 1, 2019. If you need immediate assistance, please see our neighbors at the Native American Center, or contact the Diversity Collaborative Director Liz Bahe, ebahe@fortlewis.edu. 

5/31/2019 3:00 PM Youth of Color Block Party

Ballet Folklorico de Durango will perform a 30-minute set from 5:30-6:00 p.m. at this annual Youth of Color block party. The event is from 3-6 p.m. and will take place at the La Plata Youth Services 2490 Main Ave., Durango. For additional information, call Ptisawquah at 970-385-4440 ext. 107.

6/9/2019 8:00 AM Race Unity Day

According to Baha'i Faith, today is "Race Unity Day," in which awareness of the magnitude and the urgency of the issue of race equality is conveyed and celebrated. See more at this website, click here.

6/15/2019 9:00 AM Intensive Dance Workshop

Ballet Folklorico de Durango will hold two summer intensive workshops for returning dancers. The dates for those will be Saturday, June 15 and Saturday, July 13th from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact your dance instructor at: mmsmith@fortlewis.edu 

6/19/2019 8:00 AM Juneteenth

Today is also known as Independence Day or Freedom day because it commemorate the June 19th, 1965 date in which they abolished slavery in the state of Texas. For more about the history of Juneteenth, visit this link

7/4/2019 8:00 AM Fourth of July

Independence Day for the United States of America. Remember, FLC alumni does a great event ont the rim every year. Check out their website at: https://www.fortlewis.edu/alumni 

7/13/2019 9:00 AM Intensive Dance Workshop

Ballet Folklorico de Durango will hold a summer intensive workshops for returning dancers on July 13 from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact your dance instructor at: mmsmith@fortlewis.edu 

8/1/2019 9:00 AM El Centro Coordinator Returns

El Centro re-opens today with limited hours until student staff arrive Aug. 26th. For all your questions, make sure to contact Coordinator Shirena Trujillo Long at long_s@fortlewis.edu, or call (970) 247-7290.

8/12/2019 5:30 PM Ballet Folklorico de Durango Classes Start

Ballet Folklorico de Durango classes start today for all youth and continuing members. If you are a college-age dancer, new classes fo you will start Monday, Sept. 2nd at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact instructor Melisa Smith at: mmsmith@fortlewis.edu.

8/22/2019 5:00 PM Ballet Performs for Hispanidad Exhibit at CSWS

Ballet Folklorico will perform live for a special event at the Center of Southwest Studies on this day between 5 and 6 p.m. Come check out their amazing exhibit on Hispanidad. 

8/29/2019 2:00 PM Panel of Diversity Collaborative Coordinators

This event will be a panel from 2-2:50 p.m. as part of orientation programming will feature the Coordinators of El Centro, the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center and the Native American Center. This interactive panel will provide a time to answer parent and students questions about resources availalbe, student involvement areas, and upcoming programming. Location TBD. 

8/29/2019 3:00 PM New Student Open House for Orientation

El Centro will host an open house reception from 3-4 p.m. in our center, located in room 40 on the ground floor of the student union (in front of the bookstore). Stop by for some fresh-made cookies and authentic beverage. Meet the coordinator and new students can pick up a welcome packet to learn what El Centro provides for your educational journey. 

9/2/2019 8:00 AM First Day of Classes at FLC

Classes start today. El Centro student work-study team returns to keep office open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We look forward to serving you-- stop by and see us!

9/5/2019 4:00 PM El Centro Welcome Back Fiesta

This annual welcome back fiesta is a great time to meet and connect with returning students as we welcome our new first-year students, transfer students and "new-to-El Centro" students. All are welcome to this event from 4-6 p.m. at El Centro

9/16/2019 5:30 PM 15th Annual Fiesta on the Mesa

Fiesta on the Mesa's 15th annual celebration to kick-off National Hispanic Heritage Month celebration on campus will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 16th. All campus members with a valid ID get a free authentic meal from Campus Dining and are treated to live entertainment from Ballet Folklorico de Durango, local bands, and the annual Grito contest. Come join our familia and meet our El Centro and Club del Centro staff and members at this family-friendly event. 

9/16/2019 7:30 PM Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles with Jarabe Mexicano

Durango Community Concert Hall presents Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles and Jarabe Mexicano on Sept. 16 -- Mexican's Independence Day-- at 7:30 p.m. at the Communinity Concert Hall. For tickets, visit: www.durangoconcerts.com as they become availab;e/ 

10/11/2019 8:00 AM National Coming Out Day

Today is National Coming Out Day. At El Centro, we welcome all students, and escpecially want students today to know that they are welcome to show their true colores anytime in our Center of Many Colores! For more about the Human Rights Campaign to celebration National Coming Out day, visit this link

10/14/2019 12:00 PM Indigenous Peoples Day

Indiengous Peoples Day will be celebrated on campus at Fort Lewis College this year, and the primary contact for this event is currently Diversity Collaborative Director, Liz Bahe. She can be reached at ebahe@fortlewis.edu. 

11/1/2019 11:00 AM Dia de Los Muertos

El Centro will celebrate Dia de Los Muertos with an intimate luncheon to share stories of our loved ones lost as we commemorate this holiday with a special altar and shared space for storytelling and learning. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Also, check out events happening all weekend at the Durango Arts Center. 

11/25/2019 8:00 AM Fall Break

Fall Break for students will be from Monday, Nov. 25 through the 29th. First day back is Monday, Dec. 2nd. Si se puede! You can do this!

12/12/2019 7:00 PM Day of our Lady of Guadalupe

To mark the Patron Saint of Mexico's special day today, El Centro provides resources to local Catholic Churches that will celebrate with masses in honor of "Nuestra Virgin de Guadalupe." Stop by in you want more information.

12/13/2019 10:30 AM Last Day of Classes at FLC

Today is the last day of classes for Fall 2019 semester. Suerte con los examenes! Good luck with Finals next week!

12/20/2019 3:00 PM Fall Graduation Commencement

This year's commencement will take place on Friday, Dec. 20 at 3 p.m. Congratulations to all the graduates and their families. Felicidades a todos!

1/13/2020 8:00 AM First Day of Class: spring 2020

First Day of spring classes are today, so mark your calendars for your spring break which is March 16-20-- si se puede! You can do this!