Sunday, November 14, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
The students, staff, and parents of St. Mark's Episcopal School made this altar. The pan de muerto, bread baked for this holiday, is visible. Pictures of saints and of the dead can be seen. The elements are traditional, the form can be a means of creative expression. Often skeletons or skulls are included reminding us that death is always close and that it need not be feared.
Also acknowledged is the Mexica (Aztec) tradition that there are three deaths.
The first death is when our bodies cease to function; when our hearts no longer beat of their own accord.
The second death comes when the body is lowered into the ground.
The third death, the most definitive death, is when we are lost from memory.
Nothing can be done about the first two deaths. The last death is delayed by remembering those who came before.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Do you have suggestions for a theme for 2011 Latino Heritage parade & jamaica?
An idea for an era or topic for us to focus on?
Leave suggestion here or at http://facebook.com/latinoheritage
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Please save the evening of
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
6:00 - 8:00 P.M.
Pasadena Central Library, Donald R. Wright Auditorium
Spend an evening with 6 local Latino writers
Randy Jurado Ertll
Roberta H. Martinez
Social mixer and refreshments
Author’s panel discussion
Question and answer with the audience
Monday, October 11, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Here is his bio as it will appear in our printed program -
Abelardo de la Peña, Jr. is the editor and founder of
LatinoLA.com, the Web site dedicated to Southern California’ arts,
entertainment, culture and community. He was born in Long Beach
and grew up in Wilmington; his parents came from Jalísco, Mexico.
Out of high school, de la Peña served in the U.S. Army during the
Viet Nam War era.
On the development of LatinoLA.com de la Peña has shared that
he chose the term “Latino” because the large numbers of Latinos in
Los Angeles are from so many different countries. That makes L.A.
the center of the Latino universe, simply by sheer numbers. Rather
than exclude any group, LatinoLA says it all. “We are all Latinos, we
are all proud, beautiful people, and our points of view need no
defining. We know where we're coming from...and now we're letting
the world in on that!"
- Daniel Olivas, “La Bloga”
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
We originally chose this theme as we were thinking of two profound anniversaries occurring this year. The 200th anniversary of the independence from Spain that took place throughout most of Latin America, and the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, events that changed the history of the Western Hemisphere of the world. And forever changed the lives of all who lived in the United States.
The images and sounds of the Mexican Revolution have informed much of the visual and musical arts of the twentieth century. The Adelita leaving the train, the corrido, dichos, the home arts - crochet, tatting, or knitting. Even the mariachi and conjunto music are related to this time. And to the heritage of many of the children who are at the jamaica. These were images and individuals that had an impact on the lives of their families, no matter which side of the border they lived on.
Those who lived in the Sonora or Chihuahuita areas of Pasadena also had a chance to learn about Raggedy Ann, about Pollyana, and about the games that were played locally. While the parents or grandparents may have known about what life was like in another country in the 19th century, the children of the Pasadena learned what is was like to live in the United States in the 20th century. All valuable, all remarkable, and all a part of Our America.
On behalf of Latino Heritage and the Latino Heritage parade and jamaica Committee I invite you to enjoy yourself as you enjoy the arts, cultural experiences, heritage and history that will surround you.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
So how do you define community? So many ways, including folks that gather together for a shared experience. October 9th over 600 folks in Pasadena will be a part of our parade.
In his desire to attend college he moved his growing family to Los Angeles, California in 1953. He began teaching in 1959 in the Los Angeles Unified School District. He has taught elementary, junior high, high school, and adult school and college level classes.
Eliás graduated from Cal State Los Angeles, began teaching and participated in developing the program “Un Adventura Espanol” in the city of Pasadena. He was instrumental in developing and initiating English as a second language for the youngsters of Pasadena. In addition he served as Principal of John Muir High School.
In addition, he produced a television program that could provide Spanish speaking parent’s information that could help them to understand how the public school could help these parents help their students be successful in school. The television program was called, “Know Your Schools”; in Spanish, “Conozcan Sus Escuelas”. My father used knowledgeable school personnel that could provide this information via an interview format in a 30 minute television program
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
And the Grand Marshal is...Sonia Marie De León de Vega, conductor, founder of the Santa Cecilia Orchestra. This is the only orchestra in the nation with a specific mission to take classical music to the Latino Community. Through the Discovering Music program they bring music to the classroom.
We are thrilled that she will be out Grand Marshal.
To learn more about Sonia or about the SCO.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Center for community and Family Services Head Start, Ballet Folklorico Mexica, Visual Art and Design Academy, Pasadena High Sachool, Cleveland Elementary, Madison Elementayry, John Muir Mighty Mustang Marching Band, San Rafael Elementary, Washington Accelerated, Ballet Folklorico Sol y Luna, Elena Ole International Dance Troupe, Jefferson Elementary, Eliot Middle School, and more...
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
In keeping with our theme of Our America, vendors at the jamaica will be bringing a wide ranges of wares. As soon as I have images I will share them.