2014 Semana de la Raza

El Color de la Vida - the Color of Life

Portland Community College presents the 8th annual:

Week of the People

A Week of Latino Culture, Advocacy and Celebration

April 21 - 25, 2014
Rock Creek Campus, Building 9 Event Center
Open to the public. All events are free to attend - children are welcome!
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Brought to you by: Multicultural Center, ASPCC, Student Clubs & Dean of Students Office

Event Schedule

Monday, April 21

Kick Off Event
11:30am to 4pm
Join us as we kick off our 8th Annual Semana de la Raza with a celebration! We’ll have live music from the Tom Bergeron Brasil Band and Los Dos de Atarés, as well as food from La Taqueria Hermanos Ochoa’s.
The Tom Bergeron Brasil Brand
11:30am to 2pm
Playing an eclectic mix of Brazilian styles including Samba, Bossa nova, and MPB
Los Dos de Atarés
2 to 3pm
Cuban musicians Ivan & Giovani playing live Cuban Salsa & Son music.
El Chavo Del 8
3 to 4pm
Clips from the widely popular Mexican series El Chavo Del Ocho. Followed by a brief discussion of the shows cultural impact.

Tuesday, April 22

Chicanito Day
9:30am to 3pm
Campus tours, Classroom visits and student led workshops for area high school students. *Registration required
What's Your Talent?
6 to 8pm
Rock Creek talent show co-sponsored by the ASPCC Recreation Team.

Wednesday, April 23

La Taqueria Hermanos Ochoa’s
11:30am to 3pm
Todd Miller’s Border Patrol Nation
12 noon to 1pm
Journalist Todd Miller will talk about his new book, Border Patrol Nation, which documents the increasing militarization in the United States and how border patrol and immigration enforcement has dramatically expanded inward in the country over the last several years.
Cuéntame Coyote, Milagro Theater
2 to 3:30pm
The story of two cousins, abandoned in the desert, crossing the border with a “Coyote”

Thursday, April 24

Cesar Chavez Distinguished Service Awards & Reception
11am to 1pm
Closing Ceremony includes Cesar Chavez Distinguished Service Awards, Semana de la Raza Poster Competition and Essay Contest Recognition. Special musical guest Edna Vazquez.

Friday, April 25

Hermanas Conference
All-day event designed to attract young Latina women to careers in S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math). Sponsored by Portland Community College and Intel Corporation’s Latino Employee Group. *Registration required

For more information

Contact us at:
thrive@pcc.edu or 971-722-7279