The Associated Students of Skyline College (ASSC) and the Center for Student Life and Leadership Development kicked off Latino Heritage Month at Skyline College by hosting Dr. Loco’s Rockin’ Jalapeño Band, with Skyline College Professor John Ulloa on drums, and poet Sandra Garcia Rivera on September 16, 2014. Over two hundred and fifty students, staff and faculty attended the event and were treated to pan-Latino styles of music from Dr. Loco and delicious food from El Metate of San Francisco. Sandra’s poetry challenged and inspired attendees to confront the obstacles faced on a daily basis, while Jose “Dr. Loco” Cuellar, San Francisco State University Emeritus Professor, addressed the historical significance of the timing of Latino Heritage Month by pointing out its connection to the Latin American independence from Spain in the early 19th Century.
In addition, on September 15, 2014, Urban Youth Society’s (UYS) Sergio “Checo” Hurtado and Raul “Aztec” Magallon rocked the open-mic during the pre-kickoff festivities in the Dining Hall.
Information for the month’s festivities can be accessed on Skyline College’s event calendar, the Associated Students of Skyline College Facebook page or through the Center for Student Life and Leadership Development at (650) 738-4275.
September 29: Veterans’ Resource Center presentation on Hispanics in Military History, 12:30-1:30pm, building 2, room 2350
September 30: DREAMERS to Doctors: paths in medical fields, DREAMers Journeys into Graduate School, in collaboration with LASO, 12:30-1:30pm, building 2, room 2306
October 2: Gandhi’s Birthday, International Day of Non-Violence, Discussion on Violence/Conflict Resolution in Our Communities, 1-2:30pm, Multi-Cultural Center, building 4
Article by John Saenz