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Celebrate Chicano Culture

Join us in celebrating Chicano culture and heritage on campus!

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A Celebration of Chicano Culture 2022

As in previous years, speakers and performers for the spring 2022 events will include various noted Chicano scholars and artists. All events are free, open to the public. Everyone is encouraged to attend!

A variety of events will be hosted including:

  • An afternoon with Chicano activist Dr. José Ángel Gutiérrez
  • Mexican indigenous artwork by Gabriela Malinalxochitl
  • Conversation about Chicano theatre and identity with Dr. Jorge Huerta and Luis Valdez
  • Poetry discussion with literary artist Matt Sedillo
  • Traditional Mexican music and dance


This year's events are sponsored by the Ethnic and Social Justice Studies Department, Behavioral and Social Sciences Division, Humanities Division and Student Equity and Achievement.


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An Afternoon with Chicano Activist José Ángel Gutiérrez

Monday, April 18 | 1:15-2:45 p.m.
Haag Recital Hall

Dr. José Ángel Gutiérrez, a primary figure of the Chicano Movement and founder of the Raza Unida Party, will speak on identity and activism.


Mexican Indigenous Expression in the Artwork of Gabriela Malinalxochitl Zapata

Tuesday, May 3 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Distance Education Room

L.A.-based Mexican visual artist, Gabriela Malinalxochitl will be discussing her work and aspects of Mexican indigenous identity that define it. 


Chicano Theatre and Identity: A Conversation with Dr. Jorge Huerta and Luis Valdez

Wednesday, May 4 | 7-9:30 p.m.
Haag Recital Hall

Chicano scholar, author, and theater director, Dr. Jorge Huerta will engage in dialogue with renowned Chicano playwright and film director, Luis Valdez, whose works include the play Zoot Suit and the film La Bamba.


The Poetry of Chicano Literary Artist Matt Sedillo

Tuesday, May 17 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Distance Education Room

Los Angeles literary artist Matt Sedillo will discuss his life, works and experiences as a Chicano poet.


Traditional Mexican Music & Dance

Xipe-Totec (Danza Azteca), Nuestras Raíces (Folklórico Dance Company) and Conjunto Hueypan (Son Jarocho Music)

Wednesday, May 18 | 7-9:30 p.m.
Marsee Auditorium

Aztec and Mexican folkloric dance will be performed by Xipe Totec and Nuestras Raíces. Live son jarocho music of Veracruz, Mexico to be performed by Conjunto Hueyapan.