CMASR hosting events to celebrate Latino History Month

The Center for Mexican American Studies and Research (CMASR) is hosting a variety of events this week to celebrate Latino History month. The events are listed below.Chicano

Wednesday: “Chicano! The History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement” film screening
Noon-1 p.m. – Main Building, Room 204
Popcorn and light snacks will be provided. There will be another screening of the film on Oct. 15 at the same time and location.


SantaBarbaraMissionWednesday: “Commemorating the Past: The Asian Heritage of the California Missions”
6 p.m. – Main Building, Room 311
Event Description – A special lecture series given by Ana Ruiz Gutierrez, visiting scholar from the University of Granada. This event is co-sponsored by the CMASR and the Spanish department.



Hip Hop PedagogyWednesday: “Hip Hop Pedagogy in Practice: Mapping Decolonial Performance in the Classroom”
7:30 p.m. – Providence Hall, West Social Room
Event Description – Dr. Marco Cervantes, assistant professor of Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio, will be presenting a lecture and performance. Cervantes researches Chicana/o musicology, hip-hop studies, performance pedagogy, transculturation and shared spaces, black and Chicana/o cultural hybridity, and Afro-Latina/o cultural production. In addition to his scholarly and academic pursuits, Cervantes performs as the hip-hop artist Mexican Stepgrandfather, and has also developed a collaborative space for the creation of the Afro-Chicano hip-hop collective, Third Root.


Thursday: “La Mission” film screening
6 p.m. – Library Community RoomLa Mission EventRev9-30-14
Event description- Growing up in the Mission District of San Francisco, Che Rivera is a powerful man known for his masculinity, strength, and his hobby of building low-riders. A reformed inmate and recovering alcoholic, Rivera has worked to redeem his life and do right by his only son Jes. Rivera’s path to redemption is tested, however, when he discovers that Jes is gay.

Following the screening of the film, there will be a discussion exploring experiences of coming out in the Latin@ LGBT community. This event is co-sponsored by CMASR, The Alliance, the Sueltenfuss Library, the Religious Studies and Theology department, and HALO. Snacks and beverages will be provided.