LatinX HERITAGE MONTH
September 15-October 15
The Multicultural Day Committee is proud to present LatinX Heritage Month Events:
Hispanic/Latino/LatinX Identity Labels:
An Examination of Cultural Values and Personal Experiences
September 22, 2020 4:00-5:00pm
Join us for an open discussion led by Marnie Melendez, Josepha Baca, Maria Thayer and Nicole Bicakci (ASMC) with faculty, staff and students in our Moorpark College Community about the labels used to define us. Are these terms inclusive? Derogatory? Politically motivated? Do they help to unite or divide the Latinx community? What is the history of the labels we use to define us?
Dr.Martin Alberto Gonzalez- Local Author
October 6, 2020. 5:30-7:00pm
Zoom link: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/93747924131
Dr. Martín Alberto Gonzalez is regularly invited to K-12 schools and universities/colleges as a motivational speaker, and even has a TEDx talk titled, “Boxnard,” which is available on YouTube. He is an awardee of various prestigious awards, including the Ford Foundation Fellowship and the Most Outstanding Graduating Senior at California State University, Northridge. In addition to sharing his message about the importance of telling stories, specifically counter-stories, Dr. Gonzalez will read stories from his social justice-based book, “21 Miles of Scenic Beauty...and Oxnard.” His presentations have been described by teachers and students as “inspirational,” “thought-provoking and very engaging,” and “life changing.”
SUBMIT YOUR STUDENT WORK
We want to feature Student work in our virtual space with art and media for Latinx Heritage Month (September 15-October 15). We are interested in creative digital submissions that reflect the beauty and diversity of Latinx people and culture and social justice.
ESSAYS & POETRY
Word Doc, PDF, Email
Loud clear audio recording as MP3 audio file sent via Email
PHOTO OR ART
1920 X 1080 horizontal format as MOV or MP4 file
All submissions that are appropriate in content will be added to our website. Live performance will be recorded and added to the website. This is a great opportunity for expressionism and sharing with MC teachers and peers, friends, family and your community. Be a part of the change!
Submit to Dina Pielaet