Latinx Resources

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5th SUR:Biennial Art Exhibition

Long Beach City College is hosting an art exhibit, GENERATIONAL, as part of the 5th SUR:Biennial to run from Sept. 12 to Oct. 12. The exhibition is co-curated with the Long Beach Arts Council Registry. SUR:Biennial showcases art addressing issues facing LatinX LGBTQI Artists. There will be an opening reception for the exhibition on Thurs., Sept. 19 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in K-100, LAC.

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Latinx Heritage Month Kickoff Event

A celebration of Latinx pride and indigenous practices with food, cultural performances and a resource fair. This event will be held on the following dates:

  • Sept. 18 at LAC, E-Quad from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Sept. 19 at PCC, In front of the M Building from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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José Vasconcelos's "La Raza Cosmica"

José Vasconcelos’s, La Raza Cosmica, published in 1925, “La raza cósmica” (The Cosmic Race) is an essay written by Mexican philosopher, secretary of education, and 1929 presidential candidate José Vasconcelos to express the ideology of a future “fifth race” in the Americas; an agglomeration of all the races in the world with no respect to color or number to erect a new civilization: Universópolis.

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Gustavo Arellano
Guest Speaker

Guest speaker Gustavo Arellano is a features writer for the Los Angeles Times. He previously worked at OC Weekly, where he was an investigative reporter for 15 years and editor for six, wrote a column called ¡Ask a Mexican! and is the author of “Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America.” He’s the child of two Mexican immigrants, one of whom came to this country in the trunk of a Chevy. He will share his experiences with LBCC students and the community, with Q&A to follow.

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“Kids at Work” with Dr. Emir Estrada
Book reading

Dr. Emir Estrada will be reading from her book “Kids at Work.” Street food markets have become wildly popular in Los Angeles—and behind the scenes, Latinx children have been instrumental in making these small informal businesses grow. In “Kids at Work”, Dr. Estrada shines a light on the surprising labor of these young workers, providing the first ethnography on the participation of Latinx children in street vending. Drawing on dozens of interviews with children and their undocumented parents, as well as three years spent on the streets shadowing families at work, Dr.

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Lotería Game
Recreational fun

Come out and play a game of Lotería with the Library Dept. We have taken this traditional game and added a little library flair complete with prizes and music.

This event will be held on Oct. 15 at the LAC, E-Quad from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.

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PUENTE-Sponsored Piñata Making Event
Arts & Craft

Come out and join the PUENTE program to design your very own piñata. The history of the ten pointed piñata symbolizes the sins that come from breaking the Ten Commandments. The stick which is used to break the piñata represents and symbolizes love. It is supposed to destroy the sins by hitting and breaking the piñata into pieces. Come and spread love and joy by making a piñata to spread joy and love during Latinx Heritage Month.

This event will be held on Oct. 15 at LAC, T-1200 from 3:30 pm - 5″00 pm

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Latinx Heritage Month Closing Event
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos

Students, faculty, staff and the community are invited to celebrate Dia de los Muertos. There will be an ofrenda contest, performances from Oaxacan musicians and a free movie screening of Macario. Kids activities include face painting, coloring, and making paper marigolds. Pan dulce and hot chocolate will be given out for free.

This event will be held on Nov. 8 at LAC in the P Bldg. Courtyard.