Tuesday, March 29, 2011

An American past time: learning more about our community

This week is going to be full of things relating to Chicano/Latino information and studies - a partial listing includes:

Monday, March 28th - Latino Heritage will be sponsoring the annual PUSD K-12 Cesar E. Chavez art and essay contest. Each school was permitted one entry - there are a total of 70 entries that were judged. Winners will be announce Thursday.

Wednesday, March 30th, 5:00-7:30p.m. NACCS annual convention arrives at the Westin. Latino Heritage will host a Welcoming Tequila Tasting @ El Portal Restaurant, 695 E. Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101. $15 for tasting and appetizers. All are welcome.

Thursday, March 31st, 6:00-9:00 p.m. - "Mexican American Baseball in Los Angeles" Discussion and Book Signing. In conjunction with the 2011 NACCS conference in Pasadena there will be a discussion with Al Padilla and Richard Peña, former players both a part of history in Los Angeles. In addition there will be a book signing with 5 additional authors - Alex Moreno - Mexican Americans in Los Angeles, and Mexican Americans in Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach, Lt. Col. Henry Cervantes, Piloto: Migrant Worker to Jet Pilot, Sandra Gutierrez, Teatro Chicana, Thelma Reyna The Heavens Weep for Us and other stories, and Roberta H.Martínez, Latinos in Pasadena.

Saturday, April 2nd, 6:30-9:00 p.m. - Political Tardeada: in Support of Ethnic Studies. Join the National Association for Chicana/Chicano Studies (NACCS) and Latino Heritage for an informal reception to raise money to support the legal battle to save ethnic studies. Grand Ballroom, Westin Pasadena, 1919 N. Los Robles, Pasadena, CA 91101.

Georgia, Agapito and Nell Villa, Colorado, ~1929.
More information - pasadenalatina@blogspot.com

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