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Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Campuswide Activities Showcase Latino Culture and Experiences

September 25, 2014

Julián Jefferies, assistant professor of reading, will host "Unaccompanied Minors at the Border: Myths and Realities" Tuesday, Oct. 14.

Cal State Fullerton is hosting a range of activities in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

These include "Experiences of Chicana/Latina Faculty in Graduate School," hosted by the Chicano Resource Center at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the Titan Student Union's Titan Theatre and "Flor y Canto," a poetry jam and spoken word event at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Titan Student Union's Garden Café.

Also on Thursday, Oct. 2, the Titan Dreamers Resource Center will present "Achieving Dreams: The AB540 & Undocumented Way Through Graduate School" with a panel of master's and doctoral students sharing their experiences navigating graduate programs as undocumented students. The 11:30 a.m. program will be held in Room 203 of the Pollak Library.

Slated for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, is a screening of the award-winning documentary "Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle," which explores the life and death of the pioneering journalist. A discussion and reception will follow the screening in the Portola Pavilion of the Titan Student Union. Panelists include: Phillip Rodriguez, the film's director and producer; Felix Gutierrez, professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism; and Gustavo Arellano, journalist, author and editor of OC Weekly.

A presentation on critical race theory at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, will focus on the frameworks that characterize discussions of Latino students in public schools, offering Latino critical theory as an analytical lens for exploring Latino educational experiences. The program will be held in the Chicana and Chicano Resource Center, Room 170A of the Pollak Library.

The 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, discussion "Unaccompanied Minors at the Border: Myths and Realities," hosted by Julián Jefferies, assistant professor of reading, will include a screening of the documentary "Which Way Home" by Rebecca Cammisa in the Rotary Club of Fullerton Room 130 the Pollak Library.

A 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, reception hosted by Cal State Fullerton President Mildred García will feature artist and DREAM Act activist Julio Salgado. The reception will be held in the Fullerton Marriott Ballroom.

Among the hosts of the events are Mesa Cooperativa, Titan Dreamers Resource Center, Chicana and Chicano Resource Center, Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies and the Latino Communications Initiative. For additional information, please contact CSUF student organization Mesa Cooperativa via email or visit the group's Facebook page.

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