Diversity in Culture


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DIVERSITY IN CULTURE FESTIVAL
Free Public Event - April 11 & 12, 2018
Panel Discussion
Guest Speakers
Art & Music
Marketplace
Food

Please contact Gigi for more information regarding this festival, or if you have any questions via email at:  mtfiumerodo@vcccd.edu


Schedule of Events: Diversity in Culture 2018 (Updated 4/9):

 

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11th

​9:00-9:45 – Main Stage – Opening Ceremony – Chumash Welcome Song & Honoring the Ancestors
Traditional Native American welcoming songs special performed by guest Eleanor Fishburn, Chumash Cultural Advisor and friends. HIST V18A (30394)

9:30-5:30 – LRC EAST ENTRANCE – Ceramics Sale & Demonstrations
Art Professor Jenchi Wu will have ceramics demonstrations and sale. 

9:30-5:30- ASC/LRC Lawn area - Art Installation, “Carousel Candeo” with Deniz Nicole  
Art instillation Carousel Candeo will be available for play during the Festival. A 12ft kaleidoscopic participant-powered merry go round art installation, it features fire painted panels and gyroscopes that cast splashes of color as it spins participants on their merry way. Pyro-painter Deniz Nicole is passionate about art, music, technology, and science.  

8:30-9:45 – CRC 201 – How to Write Your Name Using Ancient Maya Hieroglyphs
Art History Professor Maline D. Werness-Rude, Ph.D, will lead this workshop beginning with a brief introduction to ancient Maya syllables, language, and hieroglyphic writing. Participants will then work individually and in small groups, using the principals employed by the ancient Maya to write their own names. A short ancient text will also be deciphered, time permitting. A handout will be provided. ART V01 (33532)

8:30- 9:45 –ASC 140 – Defining Equitable Terms & Getting to Know Our LGBTQ Students & Faculty
Roxanne Forde, Water Science Professor, along with the Ventura College Queer Alliance Club, will host and moderate a panel discussion designed to increase awareness of our LGBTQ population. Panelists will discuss various aspects of LGBTQ life and concerns on campus. How can we learn from one another to implement change? How can the larger campus community adapt to be more inclusive of LGBTQ students and faculty?   SOC V05 (30478) & WS V17 (30158)

10:00-11:00 – Main Stage – Danza Azteca Xochipili 
Traditional Aztec performance presenting the culture, color, spirit and rhythms of native MesoAmerican cultures. Danza Azteca Xochipili will explain the significance of their performance in a cultural context.

10:00-2:00 – ASC/LRC Lawn area – Henna Artist at VC Anthropology Club Table
Come by for some free body art mehndi designs with henna artist, Sheetal Mehandi.

10:00-11:15 – ASC 140 – The Gender Revolution is Here!
Come and be a part of an exciting discussion regarding the evolution of gender identity, understanding and language use by Dri Juarez, transgender and LGBTQ advocate. ANTH V06 (30632)

10:00-11:15 – MCE 222 – Contrasting Social & Political Movements of the 1960s with Walt Agajanian
The 1960s was a time of social and political upheaval that led to changes within the United States. There were war and peace movements on college campuses across the country, civil rights movements in the South. There were counterculture movements from San Francisco to Santa Barbara and even at CSUN. There was a British invasion that changed the course of music and divided the country. Intertwined within all these influences was one event that that provided a sense of unity for all Americans. HIST V01A (33200)

10:00-11:15 – ASC 130 – Awesome in Autism Panel: Featuring movie director Jonathan Carlander & friends / screening film shorts  
Jonathan Carlander will discuss his films, Pleasing List, about a film student with Asperger’s Syndrome, and his new release Autistic America. A student lead forum discussing success strategies, tips and traps with community partners, faculty and advocates will follow.  CDL V03 (30349)

10:00-11:15 – ASC 150 – Human Sex Trafficking
Survivor Christine Cesa reveals a personal journey into the dangerous underworld of human trafficking. PSYCH V01 (30319), PSYCH V15 (30607) & SOC V02 (33002)

11:30-1:30 – Main Stage – Poetry Slam 
VC students will deliver their own poetry in a poetic competition for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash prizes. All poems will be inspired by the themes central in this year’s “One Book, One Campus” selection, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Prizes sponsored by ASVC. Hosted by VC Voices and “One Book One Campus” committee. ENGL V01A (33148) & ENGL V02 (30431)

11:30-12:45 – ASC 150 – NAMI Presentation & Speaker
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the largest grassroots organization in the U.S. that advocates for services for all persons impacted by mental illness. This presentation will discuss the various programs and services offered by NAMI Ventura County and it will also feature a speaker who has the lived experience of mental illness. There will also be information presented by the executive director of NAMI Ventura County on the overall treatment services in the mental health system in Ventura County. Panel is hosted by Ioana Schmidt, Professor of Sociology and Human Services.  SOC V04 (31653)

11:30-12:45 – HSC 226 – Call Me Capable Presentation by Carol Leish
As an infant, Carol Leish had a head injury as a result of a car accident. By being injured at a very young age, Carol has been able to adapt to various situations.  Visual, coordination, and speech challenges have not stopped her from achieving her goals of:  graduating from college; journalism writing; and national public speaking. Carol chooses to focus on the positive, with humor, in being able to cope with physical and emotional challenges.  By focusing on ways of accommodating to various situations, Carol is able to focus on her capabilities. Carol is an eloquent speaker/trainer who, like Helen Keller, is “Thankful for her challenges.  For through her challenges, she has been able/continues to be able to find her work, her God and herself”. ACT V02 (30697)

11:30-12:45 – ASC 140 – Project "R": Rethink Reconsider Respect – Presentations by the ARC of Ventura County and VC students
Project R is a campaign discouraging the use of the “R-word” so that people with disabilities may be empowered and recognized as individuals with qualities and abilities who offer value and significance to our community. The focus of this presentation will be on inclusion, access and dignity and to encourage people to rethink and reconsider their use of the "R" word in their everyday dialect. Project R was launched during the 2012-2013 school year. ACT V02 (30776) 

11:30-12:45 – ASC 130 – Jahny Wallz: Hispanic identity & culture through music 
An unplugged, storytelling performance of SoCal Singer-Songwriter Ivan Paredes (a.k.a. Jahny Wallz). Jahny Wallz was born in Mexicali, B.C., Mexico and was raised in Imperial County. He was raised with four older brothers in a single-mother home that was surrounded in music of varying styles. It wasn’t until he was at CSU Chico that Paredes’ dreams of becoming a performer began to develop.  He began studying various instruments, styles of music, performing and alleviating his growing pains through songwriting.  His first song was “Eastside,” a reflection of his childhood and also a response to the prejudice he was experiencing with university bureaucracy as he encountered difficulties promoting cultural events for the student body. Jahny Wallz felt – and continues to feel—the importance of shedding light on the non-academic accomplishments of under-privileged students. Join Jahny as he takes you thru his life's musical jukebox and his life lessons. ANTH V02 (30015) & COMM V15 (32047)

12:30-3:30 – ASC/LRC lawn area – Lynne Okun: Shibori banner workshop
Shibori banners come from the ancient art of Japan that involves knotting fabric and dying it.  In our version of Shibori, we will fold, dip and then unfold unique, colorful displays of merging colors. No two will ever come out the same! Make a colorful Shibori banner as a prayer flag to leave to fly on campus during the festival or take it home with you that day.  Materials to make a stencil message will be available -- bring your own shirt for stenciling! 

1:00-2:00 – ASC 150 – Traditional Witchcraft, the Path of the Heretic!
Griffin Ced, a modern day witch, will present much needed clarity in the practices and basic beliefs in what is today one of the most fast growing spiritual/religious movements in the western world, as well as shed some light on the contentious relationship between witches and most old-world religions.  ANTH V07 (30230); ANTH V02 (30016); COMM V12 (31304)

1:00-2:15 – ASC 140 – Project "R": Rethink Reconsider Respect – Presentations by the ARC of Ventura County and VC students
Project R is a campaign discouraging the use of the “R-word” so that people with disabilities may be empowered and recognized as individuals with qualities and abilities who offer value and significance to our community. The focus of this presentation will be on inclusion, access and dignity and to encourage people to rethink and reconsider their use of the "R" word in their everyday dialect. Project R was launched during the 2012-2013 school year. ACT V05 (30697)

1:30-1:45 – ASC/LRC area –  “Carousel Candeo” with Artist Talk with  Deniz Nicole  
Art instillation Carousel Candeo will be available for play during the Festival. A 12ft kaleidoscopic participant-powered merry go round art installation, it features fire painted panels and gyroscopes that cast splashes of color as it spins participants on their merry way. Pyro-painter Deniz Nicole is passionate about art, music, technology, and science. A Turkish American who grew up in Egypt, Deniz's talk will focus on how her wild dream of an art installation came to fruition and the difficulties facing a first-generation female artist. 

2:30-2:45 – Main Stage – “Touched by Fire” Storytelling Performance by Rasika Mathur
Rasika Mathur will recount her personal experience with the Thomas Fire in Ojai.  

2:45-3:30 – Main Stage – Ojai Fiddlers  
Local ensemble will stroll throughout the festival and make their way to a stage performance.

2:45- 3:45 – ASC 120 – Circle of Stories: “Touched by Fire” facilitated by Tracy Hudak
Story-sharing and community-building based on the national People’s State of the Union movement. We will gather in small circles to share stories prompted by the question: How did the Thomas Fire transform my sense of community? Come join the circle to share or just to listen. Tracy Hudak is a writer and director, an arts leader and a creative economy consultant. She served as the Arts Impact Director for downtown Oxnard, the Executive Director for Bell Arts Factory in Ventura, and as the founder of CreativityWorks, she is growing awareness and support for artists as entrepreneurs and partners in community success. She has a B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is pursuing a Master’s in Public Policy & Administration from California Lutheran University.

2:30-3:30 – ASC 150 – Interfaith Discussion Panel: How to coexist in an ever-changing world
Anthropology Professor Gigi Fiumerodo hosts an interfaith dialogue with the following religious leaders scheduled to appear:
Griffin Ced, Witchcraft community elder 
Pastor Vik Fomenko, City Church, Ventura
Rabbi Lisa Hochberg Miller, Temple Beth Torah
Jaspreet Kaur, Sikh Gurdwara of Ventura County
Reverend Carol Lotts, Ventura Center for Spiritual Living (Science of Mind)
Bhante Sutadhara Tapovanaye, An Lac Mission Buddhist Study Center
Imam Mohammed Zafar, Islamic Center of Ventura County
ANTH V07 (30230) & ENGL V01B (31975)

2:30-3:45 – ASC 130 – Mindfulness & Self-Compassion with Gael Belden
Gael Belden, who teaches through UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center and as a Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher out of Ojai, will guide us through mindfulness and self-compassion practices for everyone's benefit. Hosted by English Professor Henny Kim-Ortel. ENGL V01A (31440) 

3:00-3:40 – ASC 140 – PIRATE TALK: Assisting Veterans on Campus
Learn how to better serve these students by learning about resources and services available through our campus Veteran's Center. Veterans will speak about their experiences in the classroom and on campus. Presented by: Bruce McFadden and students from the Ventura College Veterans’ Center

3:40-4:30 – ASC 140 – PIRATE TALK: Bringing Pop Culture in the Classroom
This presentation will showcase some of the ways in which David has incorporated popular culture artifacts into his curriculum to tackle more sophisticated and intellectually challenging topics, such as gender and class. Presented by: David Carlander.

3:00-4:00 – MCE 226 – Diego Peña: Anatomy of Autism
Diego Peña is a sharp-witted 9-year-old boy whose goal is to deliver a message that shatters misconceptions about autism. Only Diego cannot yet speak. By pointing to letters on a laminated letter board and typing on a keyboard, he breaks through his silence to express his inner-thoughts in Anatomy of Autism. In this pocket guide for individuals who support autistic students, Diego concisely articulates the challenges and dilemmas he faces with his sensory system, communication, and motor system. He thoughtfully explores the implications and possibilities of these challenges as a primary school student. His experiences nudge educators, therapists, parents, and students to rethink their approaches to supporting individuals who are autistic and non-speaking. Diego’s words reveal a disarming truth. The real experts of autism are actually autistic themselves.  
Presentation will include a short video, slide show and Q & A. Edlyn (Diego’s mother) will also address how VC faculty, staff, and students can continue to support students with autism on campus. 

4:00-5:00 – ASC 130 – Alice Bag: Diversity in the punk movement
People typically picture the punk movement as populated by young white men. But the Black and Chicana punks have been an integral and pioneering part of punk history – and they're keeping the movement alive and growing today. Meet Chicana Alice Bag, a key figure in the 70's LA punk scene and an influencer to several of the bands led by women that gained popularity in the 70’s and 80’s. In this mixed media presentation, Alice will share recent and historic video clips and read from her critically acclaimed memoir Violence Girl (Feral House 2011). This event is hosted by Gwendolyn Alley and her English V01A students, and will open with a short video about Black Punks. ENGL V01A (31367)

 4:00-6:00 – ASC 150 – Film Screening of Iron Jawed Angels
Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote. SOC V01 (30354)

6:30-8:30 – ASC 150 – Film Screening of Dolores
Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with César Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century—and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. SOC V01 (36588)

THURSDAY, APRIL 12th

9:00-5:00- ASC/LRC Lawn area – Scottish Highlander Village
Experience a 16th Century Highland Scottish themed encampment, with hands on crafts, activities, and historically dressed living historians.

9:00-9:30 – Main Stage – VC Singers
Come hear Music Professor Brent Wilson as he leads the VC Singers in two arrangements of "Five Hebrew Love Songs" by Eric Whitacre and "Three by Langston” by Ricky Ian Gordan.

9:30-3:00 – LRC East Entrance – Ceramics Sale & Demonstrations
Art Professor Jenchi Wu will have ceramics demonstrations and sale. 

9:30-3:00- ASC/LRC Lawn area - Art Installation, “Carousel Candeo” with Deniz Nicole  
Art instillation Carousel Candeo will be available for play during the Festival. A 12ft kaleidoscopic participant-powered merry go round art installation, it features fire painted panels and gyroscopes that cast splashes of color as it spins participants on their merry way. Pyro-painter Deniz Nicole is passionate about art, music, technology, and science.  

10:00-2:00 – ASC/LRC Lawn area – Henna Artist at VC Anthropology Club Table
Come by for some free body art mehndi designs with henna artist,  Jevina.

10:00 -11:00 – Main Stage – VC Guitar Quartet & VC Chamber Orchestra
Join Music Professor Robert Lawson and the talented ensembles of the Ventura College performing arts program. 

10:00-11:15 – ASC 130 – The Ventura College Oral History Project: Assembling the lost narratives of Ventura County
A review of Ventura County history since the 1870s reveals a dominant narrative that centers on the so-called “pioneer” families.  It is their accounts that often define the history of the county, ignoring that of the often-displaced majority, identified by its general landlessness, lower economic rank, or marginalized ethnic and racial status.  Thus, collecting oral histories of these groups is crucial to constructing a comprehensive history that might otherwise become lost.  Since 2011, Ventura College students and faculty members have actively worked with the VC History Association and the Museum of Ventura County to collect and assemble those lost narratives. HIST V01A (31124) & HIST V02A (30521)

10:00-11:15 – ASC 130 – “Defining Your Identity”: Understanding the ancient sun stone of the Aztec calendar
Jaime Vega will discuss the Aztec Calendar; his teachings include a needed oral history. Not many people realize the vital information that can be received from the sun stone calendar.   When used properly, the sun stone can be used to help students realize their full potential in life and access their career possibilities.  Participants will learn about the day they were born, this is known as “TonaLi” and receive a handout. Hosted by Professor Rubisela Gamboa, History/ Chicano Studies. HIST V12 (30620)

10:00-11:15 – LRC 129 – Haiku Workshop
Write, Share, Laugh, Repeat with Sharon Beynon (and friends)
It's short, it's fun, so
Write haiku with abandon
Join us to create!
Drop in to write and share.  Best haiku will be awarded a prestigious honor! 
ENGLV01A (31278) 

10:00-11:15 – LRC 205 – Diversity in Animated Shows & Graphic Novels with Ayanna Gaines
Current Camarillo Public Library and former VC librarian, Ayanna Gaines will discuss how issues such as gender fluidity, LGBTQAI+ themes, diversity and tolerance are highlighted in graphic novels and animated shows intended for all ages.  Hosted by English Professor David Carlander. ENGL V02 (30352)

10:00-11:15 – ASC 140 – Integration of Trans & Gender Non-binary Millennials in Today’s World with Celia Daniels
It is interesting to see the immense amount of emphasis on diversity and inclusion in every walk of life across the world, though heteronormativity and social binary constructs continues to prevail.   When you look through the lens of transgender and gender non-binary individuals, diversity and inclusion cannot be achieved merely by tolerance or acceptance but by integrating them in areas where they have been marginalized and segregated. According to the latest research from the Williams institute, the percentage of transgender and gender non-binary teens and youth in college campuses and universities are steadily increasing. This has to be thoughtfully and proactively addressed in order to shape the future for our next generation. ANTH V02 (30017) & PSYCH V01 (32152)

11:45- 12:15  – Main Stage – Flamenco Dancer Susana Elena  
Susana Elena is a Spanish classical and flamenco dancer who has performed throughout Southern California.  In 2007 she received certification from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission to teach and perform Visual & Performing Arts Standards-based workshops and assembly programs in K-12th grade schools.  She has studied flamenco in Sevilla, Jerez de la Frontera and Madrid, Spain.  In Madrid there is a historic dance studio called Amor de Dios, where the walls are covered with photos of the greatest Spanish dancers through the last 80 years and it is a wonder to behold.  She encourages Ventura College students to find a way to follow their dreams, wherever in the world those may lead.  Making the arts a part of our lives is important for the skills they impart, the cultural knowledge they convey, and above all, for the joy they bring. SPAN V01 (30101)

11:30-12:45 – LRC 129 – Haiku Workshop
Write, Share, Laugh, Repeat with Sharon Beynon (and friends)
It's short, it's fun, so
Write haiku with abandon
Join us to create!
Drop in to write and share.  Best haiku will be awarded a prestigious honor! 
ENGL V01A (31528)

11:30-12:45 – ASC 130 – Sade Champagne: Learning how to speak up & find your inner voice
Motivational speaker Sade Champagne will be discus the power of self-love, trusting yourself and dreaming. Through her own story, she will provide insights on how to stay focused and be confident in the midst of doubt and how to grow courage. ANTH V02 (30018) & COMM V03 (30449)

 11:30-12:45 – ASC 150 – Deaf Culture: ASL on Campus
Laura Agajanian from VC’s Educational Assistance Center and GLAD (Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness) will share survival signs, an introduction to Deaf culture and some tips on how to interact with deaf people on campus and in the community. SS V03 (32443)

11:30-12:45 – ASC 140 – Tales of Different Beginnings: Adoption stories with Aadonis & friends 
Students share stories of their different cultural backgrounds and experiences. Their diversity starts with where they came from, which is a big part of their identity and story. Now, they are all part of the same culture.... college students! From past to present, here are the stories of how they all arrived at the same place.  COMM V15 (32297) & HMSV V51 (31513)

12:30-12:50 – Main Stage – Dobri Vesti performs
Ventura College students James Schulfer and Patrick Barros will perform assorted Middle Eastern and Balkan folk songs. 

12:30-3:30 – ASC/LRC lawn area – Lynne Okun: Shibori banner workshop
Shibori banners come from the ancient art of Japan that involves knotting fabric and dying it.  In our version of Shibori, we will fold, dip and then unfold unique, colorful displays of merging colors. No two will ever come out the same! Make a colorful Shibori banner as a prayer flag to leave to fly on campus during the festival or take it home with you that day.  Materials to make a stencil message will be available -- bring your own shirt for stenciling!

1:00-1:15 – Main Stage – Announcement of Art Contest winner
The VC Art Department will announce the art contest winner for the 2019 Diversity in Culture festival. The art work will be featured on the poster for next year’s event.

1:00-2:15 – ASC 150 – Danny De La Paz: A Chicano in Hollywood
Danny De La Paz is a Chicano Creator. Known primarily as an actor, Danny has also written for the screen and the theatre, in addition to producing and directing in both mediums. His iconic roles in the films Boulevard Nights and American Me, have endeared him to millions of people all over the world, and secured a place for him in the history of Chicano Cinema. HISTV12 (30775) & SOC V03 (33004)

1:00 -2:15 – ASC 130 – Southeast Asia: A grab bag of cultures!
Expand your understanding of the mix of cultures that make up one of Earth’s most  fascinating areas!  Presented by Professor Philip Clinton. GEOG V08 (30279)

1:00-2:15 – MCW 216 – Irish Culture with Dennis Doyle
Dennis plays the Celtic harp beautifully while he sings and tells stories about Irish culture. More than just a harp concert, this presentation is an entertaining glimpse into Ireland's history and people. Dennis is a tenured Glendale Community College professor of Humanities who teaches a course in Irish History and Literature. POLS V03 (30397)

1:15-2:00 – Main Stage – Sade Champagne performs
Sade Champagne is an award winning professional musical artist, performer, inspirational speaker, entrepreneur, mentor, and Dream Coach. She is the Executive Producer, Creator, and Director of over 150 charity events like Ventura County's Annual Rising Star Dance Competition, Ventura County's Vocal Superstar Competition, Grace Rallys and Love Never Fails.

2:30-3:30 – ASC 140 – Circle of Stories: “Immigration/Migration Stories with Tracy Hudak
Story-sharing and community-building based on the national People’s State of the Union movement. We will gather in small circles to share stories prompted by the question: How did you get here? Come join the circle to share or just to listen.

2:30-3:45 – MCW 216 – Irish Culture with Dennis Doyle
Dennis plays the Celtic harp beautifully while he sings and tells stories about Irish culture. More than just a harp concert, this presentation is an entertaining glimpse into Ireland's history and people. Dennis is a tenured Glendale Community College professor of Humanities who teaches a course in Irish History and Literature. POLS V03 (30399)

2:30-3:15 – Main Stage area – Danza Azteca Tonantzin
Traditional Aztec performance and ritual connects the past with the modern identity of Mesoamerican culture.  

3:30-4:45 – Main Stage area – Drum Time with John Lacques
John Lacques of Drumtime will be facilitating a 75-minute drum circle that will be for all ages and all-inclusive of the VC community. John is the founder and principal of Drumtime Facilitated Drum Circles, whose mission is to empower individuals and strengthen groups through the practice of group drumming. Participants will be encouraged to play, sing, dance, and contribute to this group-music making event. Drums and percussion will be provided by Drumtime, and no prior experience is necessary! Come and get your groove on! 

4:00-5:15 – ASC 140 – A  Trip to Mindfulness
English Professor Henny Kim-Ortel will present on mindfulness practices and guide a relaxing meditation session. ENGL V01A (31476)

6:30-9:00 – All “After Hours” Events Held in ASC 150

Film Screening of Boulevard Nights – An Evening with Danny De La Paz 
Danny De La Paz is a Chicano Creator. Known primarily as an actor, Danny has also written for the screen and the theatre, in addition to producing and directing in both mediums. His iconic roles in the films Boulevard Nights and American Me, have endeared him to millions of people all over the world, and secured a place for him in the history of Chicano Cinema. ENGL V29 (30846)
6:30-7:00 – Reception  
7:00-8:30 – Film Boulevard Nights
8:30-9:00 – Q & A


Diversity in Culture - Poetry Slam - Information Below

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POETRY SLAM WORKSHOP
The updated workshop dates are:

Thursday, March 22nd 2:30-4:00pm
Thursday, April 5th 2:30-4:00pm
Diversity in Culture at LRC-128
In conjunction with our One Book One Campus selection The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, the Poetry Slam theme is "Breaking Silence."
The dystopian novel explores a world in which silence, as a tool for oppression, prevails. The handmaids found ways, large and small
to resist staying silent. How has silence, or breaking silence, influenced your life? 
Submit your work by March 31 to VCVoices.Org
Prizes:
1st place -  $250
2nd place - $150
3rd place -  $100


 

Danny De La Paz: A Chicano in Hollywood
Danny De La Paz is a Chicano Creator. Known primarily as an actor, Danny has also written for the screen and the theatre, in addition to producing and directing in both mediums. His iconic roles in the films Boulevard Nights and American Me, have endeared him to millions of people all over the world, and secured a place for him in the history of Chicano Cinema

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Lecture is Thursday April 12 at 1-2pm in ASC 150


Also, he is presenting his film Boulevard Nights on Thursday evening in ASC-150 Schedule as follows:
6:30pm - Reception
7-8:30pm - Screening of Boulevard Nights
8:30pm-9pm - Q & A
 



STUDENT ART CONTEST

Submit artwork for next year's
Diversity in Culture Festival Poster
Prize $200
Submit artwork by March 30, 2018


For more information click here.