CULTURE TRADITION ACTIVISM
Calendar of Events pg. 2 Cemela (Center for Mathematics Education
for Latino’s) pg. 12
William Chavez Student Award pg. 4
California Forum for Diversity In Los Mejicas pg. 15
Graduate Education pg. 7 ChALE pg.5
Undergraduate Research pg. 7, 8, 24 Step to Collegepg.5
CHICANO LATINO RESOURCE CENTER
Dia De Los Muertos pg. 9
Faculty Profile: Gustavo Vazquez pg.22
Alumni Profiles: Tony Madrigal pg 16
EOP Learning Support Services pg. 20
Wellness and University Life pg.16
SACNAS pg. 17
Student Profile: Berta Guillen pg. 11 Conferences pg. 18
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER OCTOBER 1
SEPT Queer Student Reception 4:00 - 6:00 PM
: : PM • Líonel Cantú GLBTI Resource Center
OCT Chicano Latino Happy Hour CONFERENCE ROOM D
: : PM • Conference Room D Bay Tree Bldg BAY TREE BLDG.
Join us for smoothies frapuccino’s and mocktales
OCT LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN TIME The community is invited to a welcome back get together! Join
FOR THE NOVEMBER ELECTION!
us for Smoothies, Frapuccino’s and Moctails.........Raza style!
OCT Victor Cervantes: Art Activism
Time to be confirmed • Oakes College Light Refreshments Served with Beverages!
Art/Activist Cervantes will be discussing art and activism
in the Chicano Latino community
OCT Marjorie Agosin
: : PM • Namaste Lounge College Nine
Professor of Spanish and Latin American Literature at
Wellesley College Marjorie Agosin will be the recipient of the NEW STUDENT
National Mujer Award from the National Hispana Leadership
Institute on October in Orlando Florida RECEPTION
OCT Refugio Rochin: The Impact of Chicano/
Latinos & Native Americans in Science
: : PM • Location to be confirmed WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13
OCT Students of Color and Law School
noon : PM • Conference Room C Bay Tree Bldg
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Get connected and learn important strategies that will help you
prepare and apply to Law School Santa Clara University School
STEVENSON EVENT CENTER
of Law will be conducting this session
Aguas y Comida
OCT Chicano Latino New Student Reception Faculty and Staff Introductions
: : PM • Stevenson College Events Center
Get connected with Chicano Latino faculty staff and continuing Chicano Latino Student Organizations
students Learn more about resources and student organizations
and internships that work within the Chicano Latino Santa Cruz Sponsored by: El Centro, Union De La Raza, Stevenson
County community College, Chicano Latino Student Organziations and more....
OCT Free Test Drives (GRE/MCAT/GMAT/LSAT)
various times see add • Stevenson College Class Rooms
Must register in advance
UC Santa Cruz Graduate & Professional
Queer Student Reception
School Recruitment Fair (Career Center Event) Welcome all new and returning students!
: AM : PM • College Eight West Field House
Over gradaute and professional school recruiters will be on
hand to talk about programs An excellent time to get
applications and to network! Wednesday,
OCT California Forum for Diversity in Graduate September 29
Education University of the Pacific
: AM : PM • Univerisity of the Pacific 7:00 - 9:00 PM
GLBTI Resource Center
Nov NATIONAL ELECTION VOTE
Your Voice Matters! Make it Count get out and VOTE!
(located at Merrill College behind the Dining Hall and near KZSC)
Nov Dia De Los Muertos Ceremonia
All night Vigil • Porter College
Art as Resistance of color," Cervantes says. "Coming to such a place and
thus being expose to so few classes focusing on people
of color and so few faculty members of color, is like an
Art Activism intellectual prison." Cervantes says that the images
VICTOR painted on the outside of the jail cell depict a sample of
the issues students of color have to face once they step
off campus. Many times this means facing the
possibilities police brutality, racial profiling and racism
CERVANTES on a daily basis, he says (interview at Columbia 2001).
The Ivy League’s seemed to sit well with Victor. He
ART INSTALLATION continued his education at Harvard and graduated with
an MA in Art Education in 2003. While at Harvard,
OCTOBER 9 Victor submited plans for a mural for the School of
OAKES COLLEGE Education that can be seen on website: http://
Understanding who we are..our identity, our history and mural.htm.
our condition are central themes in the work of Victor
Cervantes. Muralist, educator and activist, Victor seeks Where ever Victor goes his art will be prominent and
to make oppressive conditions public and our strength alive. Returning to the Central Valley has inspired him
portrayed as beauty. Art is Victor’s tool to educate, to focus on the issues that are important to him--youth,
inform and empower raza and communities of color. activism and education. His goal is to draw in funding
His work will be highlighted in an art installation at for the development of a non-profit group that can work
Oakes College on October 9 (time to be confirmed). within the arts areana and with youth. He has been
Victor Cervantes speaking at Columbia successful in collaborating with other community and
Victor’s art work is prominent at Oakes and within Santa University at the opening of “There Goes the family members to host productions that bring in
Cruz county. He was instrumental in the painting of Neighborhood”, 2001. musicians, spoken word artists, painters and others that
the mural in the Oakes Mural Room, commissioned provide important and productive outlets for youth.
work of noted muralist Juana Alicia. Along with many MeCha Parent Conferences of the past. He was just Victor is a strong advocate for returning home, bringing
other murals, you can find his work on the front of the as involved off campus with Barrios Unidos, with his the skills and education back to the communities that
building that houses the Re- committments focused on most need our talent.
source Center for Non-Vio- prison reform and racial
lence (515 Broadway). Vic- profiling. Education is
tor has also worked on several key to options and Victor
murals in the Beach Flats area worked as a tutor at
and at Harvard University. Watsonville and Aptos
High Schools, working on
Victor is a Porter College projects that engaged
1998 alumn, from the Central Chicano, Mexicano and
Valley, growing up in Lindsay, Latino youth in expres-
California--agricultural womb sion through art.
of the nation. Victor is the only
son of seven children, most A graduate of Columbia
who have gone to many of the University, Victor ob-
University of California campuses. Last Spring, Vic- tained an MFA from the School of Art. His final
tor came to Santa Cruz to install and Altar in honor of project was the construction of a mock jail cell in the Victor’s activism continues with new controversies of
César Chávez at MerrillCollege, and at that time he middle of the University where he locked himself for a mural that he and other youth painted on the side of a
shared with the audience that it is the stregth of his a week to dramatize the lack of space for students of business in Lindsay. The focus of the mural was to
mother-a single parent who worked all of her life out color at Columbia. The jail cell, which was painted encourage the community to get out and vote. Little
in the fields that fuels his passion and art. He attributes with Cervantes's art included the four police officers did he know that a message that encourged one to
his strength and acheivements to the support of his accused of killing Amadou Diallo depicted in Ku Klux practice one of their basic rights as a citizen would be
mother and his sisters. Klan hood (in solidarity with artist met with challenge. Read more about on this at: http:/
Hulbert Waldroup who painted a /www.visaliatimesdelta.com/news/stories/
Victor was a Summer Bridge similar mural in the Bronx) and im-
student. Along with a prolific ages of indigenous rebels in
committment to his artisitic Chiapas. Victor stayed in his "cell"
We look forward to seeing Victor return to campus on
work, Victor was a strong and accepted only bread and water
October 9 at Oakes College. Whether you are in the
contributor to EOP efforts on (content taken from http://
Arts or are an activis, Victor has much to say to our
campus. Involved with sev- www.columbia.edu/cu/nahc/
eral student organizations, in- east.html)
cluding MeCha. He contrib- For more information about the actual event, contact
“What I'm trying to do with this art
uted many art pieces for post- Oakes College at 459-4505.
project is to show how isolating an
ers used to promote the
Ivy League university is for students
WILLIAM CHAVEZ had a passion for government
He was a pioneering Latino staff member in the state Capitol
July 26, 1954 - January 25, 2004 • Merrill College 1976
By Aurelio Rojas Bill was born in the Tulare County town in 1954 and
lived there until attending the University of
Sacramento Bee Staff Writer California, Santa Cruz. After graduating with a
Wednesday, January 28, 2004 bachelor of arts degree in politics, he was selected as
an Assembly Fellow.
William Alfred Chavez (Bill), who arrived in the He later served as a program analyst for the
Capitol as an Assembly Fellow fresh out of college Legislative Analyst and as a consultant to both the
and spent a quarter century as a pioneering Latino Assembly Higher Education Sub-Committee and
staffer, consultant and lobbyist, died at the age of 49. Assembly Education Committee. Bill also worked
as a lobbyist for the Los Angeles County Office of
Bill died Sunday at UC Davis Medical Center, nearly Education.
a year after he was diagnosed with cancer, said his
companion, Margaret Merritt. "He was at the center of every school financing
decision in recent years, representing large urban "He was the best legislative staffer, he was the best
Before starting his lobbying firm, Bill served as districts," Gonzales said. lobbyist and he was the best friend," Hernandez said.
director of the Senate Democratic Caucus and chief For the past five years, Bill was president of Strategic
of staff to former Sen. Richard Polanco, D-Los Jack O'Connell, California's Superintendent of Public
Instruction, met Bill in 1982 when he was a consultant Education Services, the prominent lobbying firm he
Angeles. and his longtime friend, Dale Shimasaki, created.
to the Assembly Education Committee.
"He was one of the most knowledgeable people in Relatives and friends say Bill enjoyed traveling,
California about education curricula and funding," "I always respected his expertise on education issues,"
O'Connell said in a statement. "He was easygoing cooking and entertaining his many friends. He was
said Polanco, who as chairman of the Legislature's also an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed skiing,
Democratic Latino Caucus built the group into a force yet passionate about improving the lives of children
in our public schools." canoeing, hiking, and fishing.
in the Capitol.
Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, said Mr. Chavez A rabid fan of the Oakland A's, Raiders, and Los
"As one of the first Latino staffers, he also helped a Angeles Lakers, he passed his passion on to two sons,
lot of people get elected." was the "embodiment of decency."
Nicholas (11), and Henri (9).
Jim Gonzales, a Sacramento lobbyist and former San "He loved his children and his work," said Cedillo,
who lost his wife to cancer in 2002. "He was also a Assembly Speaker-elect Fabian Núñez, D-Los
Francisco supervisor, said he would not have been Angeles, met Bill when he was aide to Polanco and
elected without Bill's fund-raising efforts. sensitive guy, who always asked about my wife when
she got sick." worked with him on two school bond measures.
"When I was running, I got calls from the press," "He was a man who encompassed what one strives
Gonzales said. "They thought the money had to do Manny Hernandez, a member of the Sacramento City
Unified School District Board, asked Bill to be the to be -- kind and graceful," Núñez said. "He left his
with (the United Farm Workers union's) grape
best man at his wedding. imprint on a lot of important legislation."
boycott. Instead, it was from Bill's family in Visalia.
William Alfred Chavez Student Award UC CENTER
Support to Students Participating in the UC Center in Sacramento
Through the generous contributions of commitment to increasing the understanding
family, friends and colleagues of Bill
Chavez, Olivia P. Chavez (Bill’s sister) is
or improving the welfare of Chicano/Latinos
in the United States. The Award particularly
establishing an endowment, the William seeks to recognize those whose UCSC
Alfred Chavez Student Award. This award education will provide a foundation for a DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 5, 2004
is in support of the Chicano Latino Resource career in politics and who want to further
Center, in efforts to increase student serve the goal of improving the lives of Recruiting students for the Spring 2005.
involvement and engagement in Chicanos/Latinos in the United States. • Earn a minumum of 12 units
governement. This was Bill’s passion and in
Students eligible for this award will be from • Internships are created just for you
this spirit we hope to continue his legacy.
desingated communities within the Central • Special housing adjacent to the Capitol
The William Alfred Chavez Student Award Valley of California, where Bill was raised.
seeks to reward the achievements of a
University of California at Santa Cruz student Thank you Olivia for your generous support! Application is available on line:
who in his or her undergraduate years has We look forward to our partnership in http://uccs.universityofcalifornia.edu
combined academic excellence with a supporting students and continuing Bill’s work!
STEP TO COLLEGE
Guiding youth to
Step to College is great mentor program on
campus. It is one of the many exciting
opportunities to give back to the Santa Cruz
community. Step to College focuses on
recruiting students who are underrepresented
in the University. Students from grades K-
12 in Pascadero are paired up with UCSC students who serve as mentors and tutors. This
program entails: 1) improving academic skills and critical thinking 2) a strong relationship
between mentor and student 3) building self-esteem 4) and providing personal college
experiences. Step to College encourages and motivates K-12 students to finish school and RELE
nourish the thought of higher education. NEW
Step to College is a program based on helping the community outside of school. Basically,
bridging students and community members with the goal of developing young minds. “From
my own experience I can say that taking time out of my schedule to give to other was fulfilling. Congratulations to
I felt I had contributed in helping students pursue higher education and grow as a person. The
program is a success because UCSC students are motivated and willing to take a couple of Jonathan Fox
hours during the week to help the underprivileged. If you are interested in becoming a mentor Professor of Latin American
this Fall Quarter then sign up. This is a quarter-long commitment and you can choose the days & Latino Studies
you are available to go” UCSC Step-To-College intern.
TO LEARN MORE please stop by at the ARC Center room 216 either Wednesday INDIGENOUS MEXICAN MIGRANTS
September 29th or Thursday September 30th 2004, where the orientation will be held from IN THE UNITED STATES
network with each other while creating a safe
Jonathan Fox & Gaspar Rivera-Salgado
Chicanos & and invigorating atmosphere for academic
and personal success. One of the ways The multiple pasts and futures of the Mexican nation
Ch.A.L.E promotes personal and community can be seen in the faces of the tens of thousands of
Latinos growth is by linking new and continuing
students together in a peer-mentorship
relationship. Ch.A.L.E. strives to actively
indigenous people who each year set out their voyages
to the north, as well as the many others who decide
to settle in the countless communities within the
Educandose engage students in taking full advantage of
their college experience by sponsoring study
United States. To study indigenous Mexican migrants
in the United States today requires a binational lens,
taking into account basic changes in the way Mexican
hours, social and educational events, mentee
Chicanos And Latinos Educandose society is understood as the twenty-first century
socials, bi-weekly mentor meetings,
(Ch.A.L.E) is one of four peer retention begins.
workshops, and more. Ch.A.L.E would like
programs Ch.U.C.K) at UCSC focused on
to encourage returning UCSC students to This collection explores these migration processes
building and strengthening the historically
become mentors for Fall 2004, and offers a 2 and their social, cultural, and civic impacts in the
underrepresented communities on campus.
credit field study for those interested in Unites States and in Mexico. The studies come from
Ch.A.L.E specifically targets the Chican@
receiving credits for mentoring. To apply just diverse perspectives, but they share a concern with
and Latin@ community at UC Santa Cruz,
email Ch.A.L.E at chale_UCSC@yahoo.com how sustained migration and the emergence of
but welcomes everyone to join and participate
and ask for an application. organizations of indigenous migrants influence social
in its events. Ch.A.L.E focuses solely on the and community identity, both in the United States and
academic and social success of its members. in Mexico. These studies also focus onhow the
Please feel free to stop by the e2 offices for
Through Ch.A.L.E, a space is created for creation and re-creation of collective ethnic identities
more information about Ch.A.L.E or any of
Chican@ and Latin@ students to connect and among indigenous migrants influence their economic,
the other Ch.U.C.K retention programs.
social, and political relationships in the United States.
First meeting Baytree Conference room D
Hermanos Brothers October 8, 2004 at 6:00pm
Center for U. S.-Mexican Studies and
Center for Comparative Immigration Studies
University of California, San Diego
A Weekly encuentro with Chicano/Latinos on campus. email@example.com @2004
Third Wave Scholarships
Women of Color, 30 and under
HOW TO APPLY
Activists, cultural workers and artists...... FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
scholarships.html The Hispanic Scholarshio Fund offers five
steps you can take to effectively apply to HSF
Third Wave Foundation Scholarship Program is available to all full-
and other scholarship programs.
time or part-time students age 30 and under who are enrolled in, or
have been accepted to, an accredited university, college, vocational/
technical school or community college. The primary criteria is vigorous STEP ONE: Build an Academic and
engagement in activist work and financial need. The Scholarship Personal Record
Committee prioritizes applicants who have limited access to financial
•Begin building an academic and personal
resources and whose civic, community, or cultural work shows a
record as early as your first year in high
commitment to social justice.
school (becoming a competitive candidate for
DEADLINE: October 1 for Spring 2004 scholarships begins early in your education).
• Maintain good grades and enroll in college prep courses.
• Evaluate your strengths and weaknesses; utilize your strengths
by participating in school clubs, extracurricular activities,
CHICANA LATINA FOUNDATION athletics, and summer workshops or internships and work to
improve your weaknesses by seeking assistance from parents,
http://www.chicanalatina.org/scholarship.html teachers, faculty members, and tutorial services.
The purpose of the Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship Fund is to assist Latina • Establish goals for your educational and career objectives.
students in completing their undergraduate and graduate college education. These • Establish a mentor who is willing and able to advise you
scholarships are available on a competitive basis to continuing undergraduate and throughout your high school or college education.
graduate female college students of Latino background.
STEP TWO: Be Prepared
ELIGIBILITY: Resident for at least two years in one of the following Bay Area
counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, • Begin researching scholarship opportunities on the web, at
Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma. your local library or local organizations, with your high
school counselor, and/or college financial aid offices as early
CONDITIONS: Students must be enrolled in accredited colleges/universities in the as your first year in high school.
listed Bay Area counties. All applicants must have demonstrated leadership and civic/
• Create a resume to include your academic and personal
accomplishments and use it as a guide in applying for
AMOUNT: $1,500 to be given in two installments. scholarships.
• Create a list, with deadlines, of scholarship opportunities that
DEADLINE: March 7, 2003 meet your needs and for which you meet all eligibility
requirements and qualifications.
APPLICATION: Downloaded from the Chicana/Latina Foundation web site. • Download or request applications at least two months in
advance or as soon as applications are available.
• Build a network of educators and peers who are willing to
HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND write letters of recommendations, proofread your application
materials (personal statement, essays, etc.), and guide you
http://www.hsf.net/ throughout the application process.
HSF offers different scholarship programs for students enrolled full-time in a degree-
• Take advantage of as many scholarship opportunities as
seeking programat a U.S. accredited, Title-IV eligible institution in the U.S., Puerto
Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands. HSF scholarships are intended to help students afford
possible by establishing a timeline (i.e. committing yourself
the college of their choice by providing resources beyond federal and institutional to completing and submitting two scholarship applications
aid. As such, students are encouraged to take advantage of federal and institutional per week over a two month period).
aid by completing and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and
Profile, if required. STEP THREE: Complete Your Scholarship Application
• APPLY EARLY! Meet the deadline.
• Before completing the application, verify that you meet all of
A FEW MORE SCHOLARSHIP SITES: the eligibility requirements and other qualifications.
• Answer ALL questions and submit ALL required documents
http://mep.soe.ucsc.edu/scholarships.html (each year, many applicants are disqualified from
consideration due to an incomplete application).
http://www.maldef.org/education/c_scholarships.cfm?ID=26 • Request additional documents, such as transcripts or letter of
http://www.jfs.ohio.gov/agriculture/scholarship.pdf recommendation, well in advance.
AB 540 Students:
http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/lret/avid/pdf/scholarship_list.doc (HOW TO APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS CONTINUED on page 10. )
FOR DIVERSITY CHICANO
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30. 2004 The Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP) is
designed to provide research experience and professional
University of the Pacific development to promising undergraduates interested in cross-border
studies in the Americas. Our aim is to encourage students to pursue
FORUM INCLUDES graduate studies and professional careers. All majors are welcome.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER • WORKSHOPS Each fall, faculty mentors associated
GRADUATE RECRUITMENT FAIR U NDERGRADUATE with the Chicano/Latino Research
Center (CLRC) nominate a student
This all day Forum is designed to acquaint students from
underrepresented groups with the career opportunities and R ESEARCH
mentee whose work they are familiar
with, ideally juniors or seniors who
academic challenges associated with advanced study in have taken a course with them.
master’s and doctoral programs. Open to juniors, seniors,
and master’s candidates. Transportaion to the University of
A PPRENISHIP Mentors provide professional guidance
and advice about the process of
the Pacific campus in Stockton is provided. Capacity is limited,
so respond quickly. Refundable deposit is required to hold
applying to graduate schools, skills to
succeed in graduate school, and work
your space. in their respective fields. Students
work approx. 8 hours/week at $7.94/hr., meet regularly with the
WORKSHOPS coordinator and attend monthly workshops designed to support their
research and professional interests. Conference travel funds (up to
•How to Select, Apply to, and Prepare for Graduate School $500) may also be available.
•Financing a Graduate Degree
•Keys to Success and Survival in Graduate School
•The Relation of the Master’s to the Ph.D. Degree
•National Competetive Fellowships
•Summer Undergradaute Research
•Workshop for the Sciences
•Workshop for the Humanities
•Workshop for Physical Sciences and Mathematics
•Workshop for the Life Sciences
•Workshop for Education
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
(TOP L-R) Aristeo Flores, Sarah Amador, Leslie Navarro, Joaquín Alvarado
GRADUATE INFORMATION PROGRAM (BOTTOM L-R) Chirstian Martínez, Suhagey Sandoval, Nadia Grosfoguel, Diana
Educational Opportunity Programs Reveles, Michelle Morton-Ph.D candidate and URAP Coordinator, Marisol Castañeda,
Claudia del Pilar Andrade Castañeda.
121 ARCenter • 459-2296
WHAT IS THE GRADUATE INFORMATION PROGRAM? For a list of eligible CLRC faculty, visit our web site:
The Gradaute Information Program organizes workshops and www.lals.ucsc.edu/clrc. Click onto Research Associates. See Funding
events that support students preparation for graduate and Opportunities for more on URAP. We encourage you to personally
professional school. GIP Assistants can help you identify programs approach faculty about this awesome opportunity! Space is limited.
and internship opportunities, and advise you on effective Hurry!
organizational strategies that aid in the graduate application
If you have questions about the URAP program, call or email Evelyn
process. Check them out: 121 ARCenter, 459-2296.
Parada at 459-3789 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
MARC/MBRS Health Science
Makes a Big Impact on the Success of news on campus!!
Underrepresented Minorities in the Sciences
For the past thirty years MARC (Minority The new Health Careers Resource office can be found in 553
Access to Research Careers) and MBRS Engineering 2. If you are thinking of applying to medical school or
(Minority Biomedical Research Support) are considering any other clinically based health career, Marti
have been introducing minority students to
Truhitte, the Health Careers Resource specialist, can help you plan
laboratory research, and encouraging them to
consider research as a possible career. how to get there! Office hours are Monday – Thursday, 10 – noon.
Contact: email@example.com, 459-2954.
Starting with a paid eight-week-on-campus
summer institute, students are introduced to Also, please note that the Health Sciences Internship Program has
research techniques and methodologies that moved to 553 Engineering 2 Bldg. Come see our beautiful new
enable them to work in research labs during office overlooking the redwoods! Contact: Caroline Berger,
the academic year. Students work with firstname.lastname@example.org, 459-5647.
faculty, graduate students and other scientists who actually do research in
labs. After the summer, students will continue to receive funding while
working in a research lab.
Comments from program participants:
“Last summer was good and
rewarding. It is no longer
CHICANO LATINO GRADUATE STUDENT
intimidating to approach a professor ACCOMPLISHMENTS!
or attend for office hours after
working closely with them one-on-one Our community here on campus includes graduate students in all of the academic
during the summer.” departments that offer Master’s and mostly Ph.D.’s. There are important milestones
— Araceli Ortiz, junior, (summer that we would like to recognize:
2004) an MCD major.
ELISA HUERTA passed her qualifying exams in May! A graduate student in
Anthropology, Elisa is also a recipient of a National Science Foundation Fellowship
The acquired laboratory techniques and methodologies help lead the
that is supporting her scholarly work.
participants towards acceptance
into a wide variety of graduate
THANK YOU Elisa for your contributions to El Centro efforts last year in develop-
programs, medical schools,
ing a Thesis Support Group and for your on-going participation in Chicana Latina
internships, and professional
schools across the country.
Participants have also entered
into lucrative positions in biotech YVONNE WYNONA RODRIGUEZ passed her qualifying exams
companies and private industry. this past week (took her exams the week of September 20th). A Chicana pursuing
her doctoral degree in Physics, she has been active in so many programs--STARS,
“The MARC program was an EOP, ACE, El Centro-Chicana Latina Pipeline, SACNAS and many more. Yvonne
excellent experience that is a mother and a student who has voraciously pursued her education.
solidified my career choice.
The exposure I obtained CHRISTINE MORALES was awarded a Ford Foundation Fellowship.
through the program was She is the second Latina graduate student in the History Department at UCSC to be
instrumental to my success and entrance into graduate school.” honored with a $69,000 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Scholarship for Minorities.
— S. Armando Villalta, 2nd yr. Graduate Researcher, (class of 2001). UCLA. (Marianne Bueno was the firt to be awarded.) She is from the local Gilroy commu-
nity and is no stranger to student organziations and community committments. Read
The MARC AND MBRS programs are designed for undergraduate
more about Christine in an article in Currents:
participation. Our goal is to help students develop expertise in areas that
are basic to participation in research labs. The programs also offer a variety
of other resources for academic success. Applications are available online
starting December 2004 for 2005-06 admission. For more information
visit our website http://marcmbrs.ucsc.edu/ and call Bernice or Jacob at SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE IN CHISME!
(831) 459-4770. Look for our flyers around campus to announce the fall
orientation. Many of you participated in summer undergraduate research or applied intern-
ships, and others have gone to other countries or communities in the US through
The MARC AND MBRS programs are designed for undergraduate EAP, special academic programs or field study. We want to hear more about your
participation. Our goal is to help students develop expertise in areas that experiences and want to encourage you to share them with the community through
are basic to participation in research labs. The programs also offer a variety CHISME! Your insights into the process of application and preparing for the
of other resources for academic success. Applications are available online experience can encourage others to apply to outstanding programs. SHARE YOUR
starting December 2004 for 2005-06 admission:http:// EXPERIENCE with us by writing an article or allowing us to interview you!
“Being in this class taught me alot
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS about the true meaning of Dia De
Los Muertos. I always used to feel
PORTER 22: ART PRACTICUM bad or sad because I am Mexican
Fridays 4:30 -6:30 PM and I had no idea what certain
things meant or why we celebrated
then. I feel I’ve learned a lot but I
This course will introduce and
know that I still have a great deal
explore the celebration of EL DIA DE more to learn. Thank you for the
LOS MUERTOS (the Day of the Students preparing Dia De Los Muertos altar.
wonderful experience Rosa!”
Dead). It is an exploration of art
created to celebrate death in Mexican/
Mexican-American/Chicano/Latino “My favorite part was
and American cultures. The course getting the altar set up
will culminate in the creation of a Day with flowers. I enjoyed
of the Dead ceremony and being able to work as a
community altar including student’s team to get everything
individual art pieces. set up. Kind of like
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS CEREMONY
November 5, 2004
Taught by Rosa Apodaca, former Teatro PORTER COLLEGE
Campesino member with well over 25 years
of chicano theatre expereince, this course
offers students an opportunity to explore the Rosa is looking for someone who is interested in documenting the
familiar and culutural traditions that may be ceremony either through taping or photography. Rosa can be contacted
new to our experience. Courses such as Dia directly: 831 623-2692/cell, 831 902-0704 or E-mail
De Los Muertos help us to uncover and email@example.com
discover who we are as a people....as Raza.
Students who have taken this course rave
Dia De Los Muertos on campus and off campus
The UC Santa Cruz campus and the larger Santa Cruz county offer a variety
Maestra about the importance of the course and about
of activity late October and early November to recognize Dia De Los Muertos.
Rosa as an instructor.
Many Colleges offer opportunities to see films, participate in craft making
and in events that allow us all to learn and contribute. Keep a look out for
Photo of Rosa Apodaca taken off the el Andar website (archived on the announcements through El Centro’s electronic newsletter.
internet). el Andar is a Latino magazine based in Santa Cruz: PO Box
7745, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (http://www.elandar.com/) (Rosa Apodaca will be performing in Real Women Have Curves. See page 14 )
LA REVISTA Rasquache Colectivo
Spring 2004, Issue No. 6 is now available!
La Revista is an annual nonexclusive publication in where the immediate and that shatters the glass of invisibility ...Free your voice...let it drench the pages of La
extended community members of UCSC can express themselves through all Revista with its ink.
forms of literature and art. We believe in Free Media, Free Space, and Media For
ALL. These are the central pillars of our philosophy, a philosophy that is based on La Revista is not only bounded papers but also an amplifier for one's Voz...
the virtues of cultural-pluralism and collectiveness. If interested in participating in La Revista's cultural dialogue, either by submitting
La Revista is a bridge of paper and ink that attempts to make cultural connections work (literature or art) or by facilitating (organizing), contact us at
with fellow Latinas/os, Chicanas/os, and allies. It is not only a bridge but also a firstname.lastname@example.org or call Adrian Flores at (831) 227-3742
paper conduit for personal, communal, and cultural experiences, which contain La Revista's Vitality Depends On You...
struggles, passions, disillusionments, romances, dejections, dreams, hopes etc.
Become fellow Revisteras/os...
La Revista is una Voz...
It is one's voice that perhaps has been muted by the arrogance of written history or La Revista
distorted by hegemonic forces∑ It is a Voz that takes many forms...It is the Voz email@example.com
BY: Ernesto Maldonado
If there was one thing
I could wish for?
it won’t be for
the shootings to stop
or the gang genocide.
If there was one thing
I could wish for?
it won’t be for
thirteen year old kids
drowning their veins with
poison, disintegrating their
souls with each
If there was one thing
I could wish for?
it won’t be for
Yes, I understand
so am I
and at this
point of my life
I have to be selfish
thirteen long treacherous years
I have been counting
on scientific medications
To hear this Doc
tell me to wait
If there was one thing
I could wish for?
It would be
WISH Anger of a Fear like a child I am that tears
mad man in war. lost at Kmart. madman and child flood my
continued from far right column.
A war that doesn’t Searching for living in fear, drenched
Poem printed in Spring 2004, Issue No 6 of La belong to him. his mother fear of my own life. pillow
Revista. Read and see more Chicano Latino who left the city from
student creative work in this issue. See page 9 for with an old fling thirteen years
more information about about La Revista of depression, aggression,
(firstname.lastname@example.org). anger and fear.
to learn and see the NEW FACE AT EOP...........
Note from El Centro: We encourage the comuuinity to seriously consider
opportunities tio study abroad. Like most things, you need to plan ahead by
talking with the EAP staff, attend workshops and talk with your College and
Depatment advisors. EAP is a wonderful way to learn about others and about
YOU! The key is to plan early!
The UC Education Abroad Program is the gateway to your future! International
experience is a prerequisite for success in the global job market. As a UC student on
EAP, you can earn credit toward your degree, undertake community service, add an
internship to your list of accomplishments, or gain valuable insight from research
and field study opportunities all over the world.
Bienvenidos UCSC and EOP students! My name is Eric Grabiel
Imagine. . . . In the academic year 2005-2006, you can be one of the 4,500+ UC and I am the new Academic Counselor at EOP. I have worked
students who will study on EAP at one of over 150 institutions worldwide. previously at the Financial Aid office and Student Employment
Go to the EAP Website for detailed information about countries and guidelines. Center. I am excited to help advise students this year. My goal is
to help you get the most out of your college experience by realizing
your greatest potential as students, activists, and contributing
STUDENT PROFILE: members of the community.
I grew up in Los Angeles (Whittier) and went to UCLA after high
BERTA school. I majored in History with a focus on Latin America where
I studied abroad through EAP in Spain and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
ROSA Currently, I am getting my Masters in Public Policy at CSUMB
with a focus on social and educational issues. I like camping,
GUILLEN playing guitar, capoeira, basketball, latin jazz, collecting old
Chicano records, and dancing salsa, merengue, cumbia, and old
school hip hop at local pachangas.
My advice to entering
students is to maintain
“My goal is to help you
NEWS FROM INDIA balance, hard work, and
follow your PASSION. Put
aside your fears and get to
get the most out of your
college experience by
know your professors. Do
realizing your greatest
the readings BEFORE class
and don’t be afraid to ask potential as students,
Article continues on page activists, and
questions. Get involved in a
student organization or contributing members
I was born and raised in San Francisco‚s Mission district. After graduating activity. Get to know Rosie of the community.”
from Lowell High School in SF, I began attending community college. Cabrera of El Centro and
Throughout high school and into community college I began to build a passion participate in their activities.
for teaching and a passion for using education as a tool to create social change. Ask advisors, counselors, students and support staff for tips,
For two years I worked for a non-profit through which I was able to gain advice, and direction abut the opportunities here at UCSC.
valuable experience as a teachers assistant. It was this empowering experience Manage your time effectively and definitely take advantage of
as well as the ability to juggle another part-time job and a full load at school tutoring, supplemental instruction, and services to help you with
that gave me the confidence to pursue a UC education. Furthermore, I also the hard transition. Be strong, it’s not supposed to be easy at
had a larger vision of being the first in my immediate family to receive a first, pero Sí, Se Puede!
Bachelor’s degree. Fortunately, UCSC offered the Karl S. Pister Leadership
Opportunity Award at my community college and in 2003 I was the recipient Good luck and remember that my door is always open to you at
of this award. It was just the golden ticket I needed to accomplish my dream. EOP (ARCenter). --- Eric Grabiel
After just one quarter at UCSC, I realized the difference between community Note: To schedule an appointment to meet with Eric, call 459-
college and UC. The libraries, the support services, and the community-I was 2296 or email email@example.com
(continued on page 15)
Mujeres como Luchadoras Sociales: Elena Alcantar and Maria Padilla, to
discuss recent campaign successes and
experiences building women’s leadership in
¡ESTA es la Cara del Nuevo Movimiento Obrero! the union on campus.
Like WSW events past, this will be a
festival with Fair Trade art, crafts, food and
coffee as well as plenty of community
organizations tabling and performance art!!
We invite CHISME readers to join in
on the planning for this year’s WSW
event which will take place on
November 9, 2004 from 6-9pm at the
College 9-10 Multi-purpose Room.
Please contact the Center for Justice,
Tolerance, and Community (CJTC) for
more information at 459-5743 or check
out their website for more details:
Last year’s “Women as Social Warriors: Stigmas of Sexuality” planning committee with key- cjtc.ucsc.edu
note speakers: Juana Guzmán (top row, third from left), Mónica Morales (bottom row, second
from left), and Carla Trujillo (top row, fifth from left).
HOW TO APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
Women as Social Warriors: continued from page 4.
THIS is what the Face of the New Labor Movement Looks Like! • Your Letter of Recommendation: Give
the recommender advance notice of at
November 9,2004 at 6pm • College 9-10 MultiPurpose Room least two weeks so that he or she has
time to do a diligent job for you.
Obrero! Women as Social Warriors: THIS Provide your recommender with the
Mission: The Women as Social Warriors
is what the Face of the New Labor Letter of Recommendation Form
project is a UC Santa Cruz student, staff,
Movement Looks Like! expands local and included with the application in order
and faculty collaboration that spotlights
community ownership of the project to ensure that he or she addresses
Chicana and Latina activists and artists
through collaboration with campus relevant topics.
challenging local, regional, cross-border
unions—setting the table for local, • Your Essays: Generic essays are easy
and global injustices in their communities.
regional, and cross-border dialogues and to detect. Make certain that you answer
The Women as Social Warriors (WSW) leadership trainings and workshops with all the essay questions and that you
project was originally conceived of as a the keynote speaker, Iris Munguía, an cover all required topics using specific
one-time event featuring indigenous important leader in the long-standing examples.
struggles around Fair Trade cooperatives in banana women’s labor movement, who will • Proofreading: Have a peer, TA,
November 2002. The event was so be here from Honduras for one week in faculty, staff member or mentor
robustly attended and warmly received that early November. proofread your application and essays
organizers decided it should become a before submitting them.
tradition at UCSC. In its second year, we Iris Munguía is the Secretary of Women STEP FOUR: Express Gratitude
focused on women who organize around for both the Coalition of Honduran Banana
issues of sexuality and sexual identities. Unions (COSIBAH) and the Coalition of If selected, take a moment to say thank you
Women as Social Warriors: Stigmas of Latin American Banana Unions to the donor who sponsored your scholarship
Sexuality helped build strong transnational (COLSIBA). COLSIBA coordinates award as a courtesy and to help ensure that
ties resulting in a sizeable UCSC bargaining and does strike support with the sponsor understands and values the
delegation of student-organizers that Chiquita and Dole and other large impact that his or her contribution is having
participated in a week-long exchange and plantation banana corporations. COSIBAH, in the community.
marched in the 2nd Annual Marcha Lésbica among many other efforts, does coalition
in Mexico City just two months later. STEP FIVE: Persevere
work with maquila workers in Honduras.
Now in its third year, the WSW committee Iris has been a key leader in developing Applying for scholarships is a competitive
is building a comprehensive project around workshops that challenge sexism and process, use care and stay alert. If you were
women’s leadership and feminism in the develop women’s self-esteem and not selected in past years, review the steps
labor movement. leadership within the union. Joining Iris on outlined above, reevaluate your application
the panel will be Cristina Vazquez, Vice packet from the previous year, and reapply
Mujeres como Luchadoras Sociales: President of UNITE-HERE, and two in the next application period.
¡ESTA es la Cara del Nuevo Movimiento leaders from AFSCME Local 3299, Maria
UCSC Education Department Partner in Newly funded NSF Center CEMELA: Faculty Profile conitnued.........
for Learning and Teaching
Assistant Professor of Education
Ph.D., Education, Cognition,and Development
CENTER FOR THE MATHEMATICS EDUCATION University of California, Berkeley
OF LATINOS/AS (CEMELA) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: 228 Crown College
By: Julia Aguirre and Judit Maschkovich Phone: (831) 459-5467
The National Science Foundation awarded a The purpose of the Center for the JUDIT N. MOSCHKOVICH
grant to support the Center for the Mathematics Mathematics Education of Latinos/as is to
Education of Latinos/as (CEMELA), a advance the field of mathematics education Judit Mochkovich
collaborative partnership led by the University by conducting research that connects focuses her research
of Arizona at Tucson with the UCSC Education mathematics teaching and learning to the in the area of
Department as one of four CEMELA sites. cultural, social, and linguistic contexts of Mathematics
CEMELA is one of several NSF funded Centers Latino/a students. The Center’s goal is to cognition and
for Learning and Teaching (CLTs) intended to increase the number of mathematics learning, student
develop and support researchers in mathematics education researchers, mathematics conceptions of linear
and science education. The center brings educators, and mathematics teachers who are functions, discourse
together mathematics education faculty from prepared to improve the mathematics in mathematics and
four universities (University of Arizona, education of working class Latinos/as. science classrooms,
University of Illinois at Chicago, University of CEMELA work will deepen the knowledge e v e r y d a y
New Mexico, and University of California at base of mathematics education research, mathematical practices, and mathematics instruction
Santa Cruz). The goals of the center are to policy and practice. In addition, CEMELA for English language learners.
develop future leaders in mathematics work will strengthen pre-service and in-
education focusing on Latino populations, service teachers’ ability to promote Associate Professor of Mathematics Education
conduct and disseminate research, and enhance mathematics learning for Latino/as by Ph.D., Mathematics Education
the preparation of mathematics teachers. The expanding teachers’ knowledge of University of California, Berkeley
Center intentionally includes diverse mathematics and of linguistically and
geographical contexts (borderlands, urban, culturally responsive learning environments. Email: email@example.com
migrant agricultural, and rural) that capture the Work produced by CEMELA will be relevant Office: 232 Crown College
corresponding diversity of educational and not only to Latinos but also to other groups Phone: (831) 459-2004
cultural experiences among Latinos. of linguistically and culturally
diverse’students through its development of
CEMELA brings together as Principal theory and practice for how to turn language
Investigators and Co-Principal Investigators and cultural diversity into educational
resources for learning and teaching
mathematics education researchers with
expertise in multidisciplinary research focusing mathematics. IMPORTANT NETWORKING
on student learning, teaching, and parental
involvement, all with a focus on mathematics FACULTY PROFILE Developong your support network includes many
learning and teaching with Latino student people: peers, advisors, familia , mentors and
populations. At the University of Arizona, the JULIA AGUIRRE FACULTY. For students thinking about graduate
lead institution, Dr. Marta Civil is the PI. At school this connection is absolutely VITAL.
UCSC Dr. Judit Moschkovich and Dr. Julia Julia Aguirre's research interests focus on Faculty WRITE your letters of recommendation
Aguirre, in the Education Department, are the mathematics (three to be exact) and preparing these letters
PI and Co-PI. This five-year grant will bring teaching and requires that they know you and are comfortable
financial support for UCSC graduate students learning with an with recommending you to others.
and post docs conducting research in emphasis on
mathematics education. CEMELA fellowships t e a c h e r Although this can seem intimidating, we
will support post-doctoral researchers who will cognition, encourage you to get out there and talk with
work with faculty in the Education Department s c h o o l faculty that are teaching your classes--Courage
and graduate students pursuing Ph.D. degrees organization is acting in the face of fear! See the excellent
in the Education Department who focus on the and culture, tips given on the following webiste:
Mathematics & Science Education mathematics
specialization (For more information on literacy, and
equity issues in mathematics education reform. She
How to Establish Contact With Potential
thePh.D. Program in Education at UCSC,
please visit the Department web page: http:// earned a B.A. in psychology from UC Berkeley, a Letter Writers: http://career.ucsd.edu/sa/
education.ucsc.edu). CEMELA funds will also master's degree in education from the University PDFs/RefFileHowtoEstablishContact.pdf
support work with new middle school teachers of Chicago, and a doctorate in education, cognition,
through the New Teacher Center. and development from UC Berkeley. (a UC San Diego resource)
Sin Fronteras is
the creation of
Juan Oliverez, a
former Merrill Books • Coffee • Culture
Elizabeth, Anthropology major and resident rock
received his BA At present, Sin Fronteras is planning their Grand
climbing guru, is in charge of the books for
in Sociology and Opening for Friday the 17th and Saturday the 18th.
primary grade children and ESL resources. She has
Literature (Creative Writing emphasis), Elizabeth
worked in Salinas as a Sub, and recently completed An Indigenous People’s Day event is also in the
Gomez, former Cowell student with a BA in
her student teaching at Alianza, a Spanish/English works and interested poets, artists, and activists
Anthropology, and recent grad of the UCSC
Dual Immersion charter school. She is an excellent should send an email to Sin Fronteras or stop by
Teaching Credential and MA Program through the
resource for those Latinos thinking about pursuing the store at 9/11 Cedar St. We are parallel to Pacific
Education Department, and CSU Monterey Bay
a career in Primary education and for information behind the big downtown theater.
Graduate, Efrain Gomez, who has his BA in
about the UCSC Credential/MA program.
Teledramatic Arts and Technology (Film and Video We look forward to a bright future here in Santa
Production emphasis). Juan and Efrain spent a year writing, illustrating, Cruz and to hooking up with all the Chicanada, so
and then self-publishing their book “The ABC’s don’t be shy, bring your friends, your cohort, your
Juan spent 5 years teaching Jr. High and High
Chicano Style,” a playful and political walk class, discussion group, or just some compas . Y
School, in East Palo Alto, Seaside, Soledad, and
through Chicano Culture. They then created the Nos Vemos, Raza! ---Juan Olivarez
Salinas, and was completing his MA and Credential
website www.chin-gao.com , and have now
while building his company Chin-Gao Productions,
absorbed that site into their current site for the
LLC before acquiring the bookstore.
bookstore www.sinfronteras.biz , which will soon
Efrain Gomez, Artist, and Primo to Juan, helped begin posting bulletins and monthly schedules of El Centro wishes Juan,
found Chin-Gao Productions. Efrain has extensive events. Elizabeth and Efrain
experience in Flash Web Design, samples of which una buena suerta in this
Sin Fronteras is hoping to create a space for new venture. Let’s show
can be seen at his website:
Chicanos/Mexicanos and progressives, with an our support by
www.kindalikesorta.com , he has also done work
activist flavor and hope to become a hub for frequenting thier new
in a number of mediums but is now using his talents
Chicano networking and a resource for poets, spot in the heart of
to create original posters and shirts that offer
artists, and activists. Santa Cruz!
positive and playful images of Chicano Culture.
4 Guys Named José...
and Una Mujer Named María
December 2 - 18, 2004
Mexican Heritage Plaza Theatre • San Jose
Real Women Have Curves Conceived by David Coffmann & Dolores
Prida • Book and Song Selection by
Written by Josefina López & Directed by Amy González
October 7-31, 2004 • Mexican Heritage Plaza Theatre • San Jose Performances in both English and Spanish
Teatro Visión is happy to bring back Real Women This sizzling, swinging infectious banquet of
Have Curves. This poignant comedy challenges Latino rhythms will be Teatro Visión’s “pachanga”
society’s beauty myth by looking at the lives of of the year and its first musical comedy about four
five full-figured immigrant women from Mexico Latinos who find themselves in a snowstorm-
who struggle to meet an impossible deadline in an whipped Nebraska and very homesick for their
East L.A. sweatshop while fearing “La Migra”. The Latino heritage (Mexican, Puerto Rican,
entire family will enjoy laughing and crying with Dominican and Cuban). Even though their
these characters in this inspiring story of hope and ancestral roots span Latin America they realize they
realized dreams for success. This production will share the same name, the same dream and the same
be performed in both English and Spanish on love for a beautiful María who shows up to add
specific dates through the run. her own “picante” spice to the mix. This production
Photo by Dave Lepori featuring (front to back): will be performed in both English and Spanish on
Rosa Apodaca, Rosa Maria Escalante, Diana Teatro Visión - Mexican Heritage Plaza: 1700 specific dates through the run.
Gutierrez, Denise Berumen and Raquel Haro Alum Rock Avenue, Suite 265 - San José, CA 95116
You can purchase tickets on line at:
La Virgen LOS
De Tepeyac 33 YEARS AT UCSC!
Teatro Campesino’s Christmas Play
November 26 - December 19
DANZA... CULTURA....COMUNIDA.... ARTE
This special Christmas offering, dramatizing the
four apparitions of Our Lady of Gualalupe to the Grupo Folklorico Los Mejicas is currently in its thirty-third year at UCSC. Los
Indian messenger Juan Diego in 1531, is a Mejicas is a student-run, student-directed dance company that started as a support
reenactment of the miraculous events that inspired group dedicated to the recruitment and retention of Latino students on campus.
the religious rebirth of Indigenous Mexico, a mere
ten years after the Spanish Conquest.
Through Mexican folkloric dance we promote an appreciation of the beauty and
diversity of Mexican heritage for audiences on our campus as well as in
Appearing in surrounding communities. For a year of fun and new friendships join us starting
vision of light
Friday, September 24 at 6m and then on every Sunday at 5pm and on Monday at
and faith one 7pm. Our meetings and sessions are at the East Field House dance studio. No
early morning prior dance experience needed and class credit available through LALS 129F.
the Mother of
Christ spoke NEWS FROM INDIA continued........... will mark the beginning of a long, challenging
to newly- and extremely fulfilling journey through global
baptized Juan in awe. As a transfer student, I felt especially education that no institution alone can offer me.
Diego in his rushed to finish in two years, so I had to think I am a firm believer that the best learning
native Aztec about how I could maximize my time and my experiences are those that you share with other
language. She asked him to relay a request to the money at UCSC. I decided to go abroad after people. I feel that the people of India will offer
Bishop of Mexico that a temple be built in her attending the EAP orientation. I realized that if me a rare perspective that I also hope to
honor on Tepeyac hill, where Indians had I stayed on top of things, it was entirely possible reciprocate with them. As an aspiring educator,
worshipped Tonantzin (Our Mother) for centuries for me to go abroad, graduate on time and not I hope to use this experience to better
before the arrival of the Conquistadores. This was be broke. understand the education system outside of the
the first time in recorded history that the Holy US.
Mother had appeared to anyone, so the I wish I could give some really cool and deep
answer as to why I chose India, but at the One of the best experiences I have had was
consequences for her Aztec messenger in the
moment, my only answer, which I am quite talking to another student about the US.
heyday of the Spanish Inquisition, could have been
content with, is that it is different. I can in no Although he made me realize how privileged I
severe. It was the only miraculous proof of Our
way say that my experience as a Centro was (No matter what, I still have two meals a
Lady's beautiful roses that saved him. day), I was also able to break some common
Americana in the privileged United States has
Teatro’s miracle play depicting the four miraculous completely prepared me to live in India. On the stereotypes about the US (that basically
apparitions of our Lady of Guadalupe, remains our other hand, the culture that I am inextricably everyone is rich). A professor in the Sociology
longest running and most endearing production. apart of and whose history I carry, does connect Department at Delhi University told me that if
me to many other countries in the world who I wanted to learn anything about India, I should
Attended by tens of thousands of faithful followers,
are experiencing an economic growth which stop reading and start talking. I guess that goes
farm worker families or urban theater aficionados
actually benefits the elite few and leaves for a lot of things. Why read about education in
over the last three decades, the spirit and music of
thousands landless, dependent and poor. I have other parts of the world when I could go
the play provide a highly moving and joyous somewhere and actually experience it for
experience for all, transcending any language never lived during a revolution nor experienced
a time without running water, yet the histories myself?
barriers and touching the spiritual essence of the
holiday season. of El Salvador and Nicaragua allow me to
genuinely appreciate the struggles of others. So far this trip has been a total blessing, but
Therefore, my journey to gain kno! wledge don‚t get me wrong I would love some
More information in the next issue of CHISME! pupusas.platanos fritos and carne asada!
about a world beyond my own has led me to
define a future for myself that is inclusive of
www.elteatrocampesino.com all cultures. I hope that my experience in India Berta Rosa Guillen 9/21/04
Talent, committment, expertise and cariño!
We want to CONGRATULATE Sayo for being selected as the new SOAR (Student Organization
and Advising Services) Director. We all look forward to the exciting new contributions she will
surely make at SOAR. We RESPECT YOU and LOVE YOU Sayo!
University life and WELLNESS
an open letter to the community
By: Max Camarillo (Director, Counseling and Psychological Services)
Welcome/bienvenidos to all new Chicano/ stressful during predictable periods like
Latino students and welcome back to all
returning students as well.
exams. Interpersonal relationships can also
be a source of pleasure or a source of stress
and many times they are both. So, being a YEARS ATTENDED UCSC: 1995-1998
I want to share come comments with you
student is both enjoyable and at times TRANSFER STUDENT
about the importance of wellness. It’s a
stressful. Learning how to manage the stress MAJOR: ECONOMICS, B.A. JUNE 1998
concept that means different things to
rather than denying it, avoiding it, or using
different people. For some it’s about
substances to alter your consciousness is the WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW?
maintaining good nutrition, or getting enough
key. The stresses inherent in university life
exercise, and in general staying well as I am currently running for City Council in
are not, in and of themselves, bad. It is how
opposed to not being well. For others, Santa Cruz because there is a need for new
you cope with the challenges and stresses in
wellness includes the above as well as perspectives for young people, workers,
your life that can either enhance your
practicing important spiritual and/or cultural housing advocates, and communities of color.
resiliency or leave you feeling overwhelmed.
We at Counseling & Psychological Services HOW HAS YOUR UCSC EXPEREINCE
For many of us, wellness is often times
(CPS) strongly encourage you practice things IMPACTED YOUR LIFE?
neglected or we may not be very aware of
like good nutrition, exercise, developing a
what practices promote it or which practices I learned about the importance of community,
good emotional support system, as well as
undermine it. The first task is to take stock the collective political power that students/
practicing important spiritual and cultural
of how you’re doing. Do you generally have communities possess, the value of developing
traditions which enhance wellness.
enough energy, feel hopeful, and have a good relationships with your professors and other
emotional support system? CPS staff are available to meet with you students, the value of diversity in education,
individually or in groups that are offered and I received a quality education with the
If your answer is yes to all three, you’re in
specifically for Chicana/Latinas and Chicano/ skills needed to understand the economic
pretty good shape! If the answers are yes,
Latino men. Three of our staff is bilingual realities of our society and the world.
sometimes, to all three then you’re probably
and one staff member and I identify as
still coping pretty well. If your answers are
Chicana and Chicano, respectively. All of ANY ADVICE TO STUDENTS?
mostly no to all three, chances are you’re at
the services offered by CPS are available to
risk to come down with stress related Get out to VOTE; get to know at least one of
you and please check our website at:
problems like tension headaches, or other your professors and let them get to know you;
muscle tension or pain, intestinal track www2.ucsc.edu/counsel make a lot of friends with classmates because
symptoms, insomnia, fatigue and/or they could help you find a job in your field
infections, like viral or bacterial illnesses. Of course, you’re welcome to call our main of study or you could end up helping them;
CPS office at 459-2628 for any questions intern at least once for local non-profit
In short, wellness is not something external;
regarding our services. Our new Counseling organization or a labor union; and discover
rather, it’s all about internal resources you
Assistant, Elsa Silva is bilingual, Spanish- the diversity of Santa Cruz full of passionate
can create which are the essence of wellness.
speaking, if Spanish is your preferred activists and artists, as well as manynatural
The opposite of wellness is a feeling unease
language, and is glad to take your calls. and unique attractions to visit.
which includes a sense that you have little to
no control over your life. Again, welcome/bienvenidos and have a CONTACT INFORMATION
productive and enjoyable 2004-2005 (831) 295-2518
The challenges of being a university student
academic year. firstname.lastname@example.org
can be enjoyable many times but also very
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& SCIENCE TEACHER
An important part of undergraduate student life is joining and being a part of organiziations. You have
PROGRAM many opportunities to join cultural, political, religious and PROFESSIONAL organizations. Each type
helps you with networking, opening up learning opportunities, developing leadership skills and finding a
California Mathematics and Science home base--or a place of belonging. Like other student organizations, professional organizations open
Teacher memberships provide an exciting imporant doors within your academic discipline, offer you learning opportunities and connections that make
opportunity for mathematics and science a difference in career development or plans for future graduate or professional school opportunities.
majors to explore the world of teaching. The Find out more about what professional organizations have to offer by accessing the following articles:
program has two major components: Just to name a few......
Professional Organizations: A Key that Can Open Many Doors
• National Association of Chicana/o Studies
• Eight hours per week of hands-on • Society for the Advancement of Chicanos
experience observing and assisting in public and Native Americans
The Promise of Professional Organizations
• Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Middle School and High School classrooms, http://www.back2college.com/professionalorganizations.htm
for which students receive a generous There are more. Find the ones that interest you!
• Two Education classes which allow
participants to learn about mathematics or DEDICATED TO THE FUTURE OF SCIENCE
science education in more depth, for which
students receive course credit.
What exactly do participating Fellows do
at Middle and High Schools?
During Winter and Spring Quarters,
SOCIETY FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF
CHICANOS AND NATIVE AMERICANS IN SCIENCE
participants in our program are placed in
public secondary schools to work with During the Spring of 2004, a new student Members of SACNAS are also concerned with
organization was created: the Santa Cruz County the community outside of campus. Therefore we
mathematics or science teachers. Members
SACNAS Student Chapter. The Society for try to visit with K-12 students whenever possible
assist teachers in a variety of ways in the
Advancement of Chicanos and Native to share the joys of science with younger
classroom, including Americans in Science (SACNAS) began over members of the community. We also are in the
* helping students during class thirty years ago with the mission to encourage process of creating partnerships with Cabrillo
* working with groups on a project or lab Chicano/Latino and Native American students College.
* helping to distribute and oversee tests to pursue graduate education and obtain the
New members to SACNAS will get a free 1-year
advanced degrees necessary for science
membership to the national society, which
CMST is a community service program research, leadership, and teaching careers at all
encourages all SACNAS members to attend the
sponsored by the University of California, levels.
annual SACNAS national conference by
Office of the President. For more information There are many wonderful programs on campus providing financial aid for travel expenses and
contact Barbara Sorensen, CMST coordinator to help underrepresented students in science. lodging for the conference. The conference this
at email@example.com , 210 Kerr Hall, 831/ Our SACNAS chapter is unique because it was year will be in Austin, Texas, and the theme is,
459-4848. More information and a printable started by students to support and encourage “Science and Science Policy: Constructing an
application are available online at http:// interest and scholarship in science. We try to Inclusive Paradigm.” At the conference students
www.math.ucsc.edu/undergraduate/CTF bring all students of science together, regardless and scientists of all levels gather to share their
of ethnicity, to share success and challenges in research, create mentorships, celebrate in cultural
Looking for hands-on coursework, research, and life as a minority activities, and gain information from experienced
experience in the scientist. scientists and representatives from graduate
schools, medical schools, government, and
leagal profession? Our SACNAS chapter is also unique because industry.
underrepresented graduate students in science
CALIFORNIA RURAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE are active members. A very strong bond between This student chapter is relatively new and there
IS RECRUITING FOR LEGAL INTERNS undergraduate and graduate students has been is a lot of room for growth and leadership. Plan
•Provide direct services to clients created and members really look out for each to attend an upcoming lecture on Monday,
•Help people resolve REAL problems other. Most graduate students have recently October 11, when the Exective Director of
•Get involved in pressing community issues finished their undergraduate education, have SACNAS and reknown speaker, educator, social
•One-on-one Supervision by Lawyers & Paralegals been TA’s for undergraduate classes, and are scientist and leader in higher education, Dr.
•Develop potential employment & graduate school doing research in labs on and off campus. Refugio Rochin, will address the impact of
references. Therefore they can provide undergraduates with Chicano/Latinos and Native Americans in
Two quarter commitment @ 10 hours per week. great advice for doing well in classes, joining a Science. Members of SACNAS meet weekly. For
For more information contact Shirley Conner: research lab, and applying to graduate school more information keep an eye out for our fliers
724-2253 or firstname.lastname@example.org. in a casual and relaxed environment. or email us at email@example.com.
NACCS 2005 OF LATINO ACHIEVEMENT
Visión: Articulating, Imagining, and
Contextualizing Chicana/o Spaces Mexican Heritage Plaza
San Jose, CA
Hyatt Regency • Miami, FL September 4 - November 28, 2004
April 13-17, 2005
Our Journeys/Our Stories: Portraits of Latino
The National Association for Chicana and Chicano Conference Information: Achievement, which features 25 newly commissioned
Studies is the academic organization that serves color photographic portraits of leaders within the
academic programs, departments and research In the midst of change, Chicana/o visions shift, re- Latino community. The exhibition showcases the
centers that focus on issues pertaining to Mexican articulate, and imagine themselves at different contributions these individuals have made to
Americans, Chicana/os, and Latina/os. The moments to meet the demands of the contextual American life and the influences that made these
Association was formed in 1972, during the height spaces that seek attention, spaces that need leaders what they are today.
of the Chicana/o movement, calling for the difference, or spaces that need articulation. La
Visión is in the mind, in the mind’s eye, in the hand, An exhibit by the Smithsonian Center for Latino
development of a space where scholarship and
and in the body. Chicana/o Studies scholarship Initiatives, Smithsonisan Institution.
Chicana/o students could develop their talents in
higher education. For more than 30 years, students, reflects these in the questions that are asked, the
research methods that are used, and dialogues that For more information:
faculty, staff, and community members have
are created across the various communities http://latino.si.edu/virtualgallery/OJOS/
attended the NACCS annual conference to present
engendered by these scholarships. OJOSintro.htm
their scholarly papers--many of which have spun
into important intellectual pillars.
Papers are solicited on all of these issues of
For more information about NACCS or the 2005 articulating, imagining, and contextualizing
Chicana/o Studies. In addition, papers will also be La Raza Law Students Association
Conference , check out their website at : and Black Law Students Association
considered outside of this theme and these issues.
www.naccs.org Of University of California
Hastings College of the Law
Let your voice be heard!
SA Students of Color
Chicano/Latino THE VE
Law School Outreach Day!
Intersegmental Convocation Saturday October
: am to : pm
McAllister St San Francisco
Higher Education for Latinos: (near Civic Center Bart Station)
45 Years into the Master Plan and Still Underrepresented-
Rescuing California from Separate and Unequal Education Please RSVP by October th
Send your RSVP to: Tiffany Morales
February 6 - 9, 2005 • Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport Hotel uchastingsoutreach@yahoo com
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Educators, staff, administrators, faculty, students, business and corporate leaders, community leaders and Provide full name school name year in school
non-profit organizational leaders. year you plan to apply to Law School
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND: This outreach event will provide prospective law
students with helpful information from current
Chicano/Latino leaders will meet to chart the political, policy, and personal action courses required in the
law students professors and administrators on
next decade to reach the goal of educational parity for our communities. Latinos will seize the future the law school admissions process Topics we will
demographically -- what will it take to garner our fair share in California higher education institutions? be covering include personal statements letters
of recommendation resumes financing your la
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: (714) 278-3221 • http://clic.sac.edu school education and the law school experience
UCDC Expand Your Comfort Zone
A student experience with the UCDC Program
by Daniel Luna
This past fall I embarked on a journey that located just a few blocks from Uncle Bush
transformed my perspective about the world and 3 blocks from “K” street. You are close
and allowed me to expand my comfort zone. and inside the heart of what makes this nation
You know that layer of protection that tick.
surrounds some of us, which at times can Being in D.C. allowed me to get a glimpse
hinder our desire or ability to participate. of national politics and Latino civil rights
litigation and advocacy. Interning at the
As a young Latino from Castroville this Mexican American Legal Defense and
seemed like a rare opportunity. Before Educational Fund gave me concrete real life
applying to UCDC I thought to myself, D.C. experience that allowed to me to grasp my
what am I going to do there? Will I even be own future endeavors. Aside from the career
accepted? Will I become an “Uncle Tom.” orientated enhancement, I also had the
These questions lingered for a while, until I opportunity to travel and to involve myself
took that extra step and actually applied. I in cultural enriching activities such as those
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA had been asking myself all these questions, nights in Havana Village, Adams Morgan, or
STUDY & yet I would only know the truth if I applied. just across the street at the 17TH St. bar and
INTERNSHIP PROGRAM I did apply and was accepted! Now the doors grill. Moreover, I participated in the
opened to the opportunity to actually Immigrant Freedom Rides, Stop the War
participate in the program. protests.
Spring 2005 Deadline:
Wednesday, November 3, 2004, 4pm For eleven weeks I explored the nation’s All in all I would recommend the UCDC
capital, from the homeless ridden streets to program for people from all majors and
the suit wearing congressional hearings. backgrounds, but more specifically I call
Santa Cruz sends approximately 20 students to Washington D. C. was unlike any other place upon the Latino community to take interest
Washington, D.C. each Fall, Winter and Spring I had experienced. (This was the farthest and explore these opportunities. As César
Quarter. The program offers an exciting distance I had ever traveled). Before arriving Chávez once said “Students must have
opportunity to combine course work with field I imagined a bureaucrat infested conservative initiative; they should not be mere imitators.
research and work experience in a variety of areas. city. In reality, it turned out to be a city They must learn to think and act for
thriving with life, musical events, museums, themselves-and be free.” I merely share my
Students divide their weekly schedules between
cultural and racial history, diversity, non- story, but it is up to you to create your own
classes and a part-time field placement position.
profit organizations and young idealistic and distinct stories.
They are registered as UCSC students and earn
professionals trying to make a more just and
academic credit for the courses taken. All
fair world. In a 3-block radius you can find MALDEF (––www.maldef.org
participants pay UCSC registration fees and remain
groups advocating for issues from all sides UCDC- www.ucdc.edu
eligible for financial aid if regular UCSC standards
of the political spectrum, advocacy for a ban UCDC at UCSC- http://zzyx.ucsc.edu/Pol/
are met. In determining eligibility and calculating
on gay marriage to having the Human Rights ucdc/
the amount of financial aid, the University has
Campaign headquarters next door. The UC
agreed to adjust student expense budgets to
Washington Center is home to over 200 UC Internship database: http://
compensate for the additional costs expected while
students from all the UC campuses. It is 220.127.116.11/new_qiw/internships.htm
The quarters in Washington are extended to ABOUT DANIEL LUNA: He is former EAOP, EOP and Summer Bridge student who graduated
approximately 12 weeks, usually a little longer than in the Spring of 2004, Oakes College. He is currently in his first year of law school at Hastings School
the UCSC quarters. of Law in San Francisco. CONGRATULATIONS DANIEL!
For more information and to download the UCDC
applicatrion, see website: http://zzyx.ucsc.edu/Pol/
FREE PRACTICE TESTS
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INCREASING YOUR ACADEMIC POWER
EOP Learning Support Services
Learning Support Services offers several programs which may be of WRITING ASSISTANCE is available through drop-in writing
interest to you if you want to improve your effectiveness as a student. tutoring, scheduled writing tutoring, and Learning Support Services
Our office is located on the second floor of the Academic Resources sponsored classes. If English is not your native language, and if you
Center (ARC) and the staff, Holly Cordova, Coordinator, and Charis are still in need of grammar and editing practice, we recommend that
Herzon, Zulema Ortiz, and Gayle Alvarado, MSI/Tutor Coordinators you enroll in Writing 22A, a 3-unit course for non-native speakers of
are anxious to meet you and help you to utilize our programs. English available this
fall. See the Schedule
We offer several learning support opportunities which might interest of Classes for class
MODIFID SUPPLEMENATAL INSTRUCTION (MSI) If you are a transfer or
is attached to courses which have proven to be challenging for students. re-entry student and
Peer guided learning you want more
groups are lead by a practice with
trained Learning advanced academic
Assistant, a UCSC reading, research and
student who has writing, STARS and
previously taken the Learning Support The POWER women at Learming Support
class and done Services are offering Services: Left-Zulema Ortiz, Middle-Gayle
exceptionally well. The a 2-unit class this fall, Alvarado, and on the Right-Charis Herzon.
Learning Assistant Tuesday, 12:00-1:45,
attends the class with the ARC 203. (All upper-division students are welcome). The class will
students, and leads allow you to focus on the papers which you are assigned for other
interactive learning classes while you increase your critical thinking and writing
groups which you are competence.
encouraged to attend. Our research shows that over the past five years,
in all but a very few classes (approximately 2 per year) students who If you are interested in becoming an MSI Learning Assistant or a tutor,
attended MSI have passed the courses at a higher rate than students please call us for application information at 459-4333. The job pays
who did not participate in this program. So, please come to MSI. In well and offers you a chance to increase your own understanding of
the fall we will be offering MSI in the following classes: Biology 105, course-material in your discipline while engaging in interactive
Chemistry 1A, 1B, 108A, CE 16, 100, CS 12A, 12B, 101, Economics learning with other students.
1, 2, 11A, 11B, 100A, 100B, 113, LALS 1, Lit 1, 101, Math 2, 3, 11A,
11B, 22, Music 30A, Physics 6A, 6C, Psychology 1, 2, and Soc 1, The beginning of the academic year is a great time to improve your
105A. learning effectiveness. So, please take advantage of the learning
support available to you as a UCSC student. We look forward to
TUTORING is available to all UCSC students. You may sign up seeing you at the ARC. You can get a tutor, attend an MSI group, use
our comfortable facility to meet with a study group which you have
for tutoring by going to the EOP link http://www2.ucsc.edu/eop/lc/
organized, check out a lap-top computer and engage in research and
otss.html on the UCSC web page. The on-line sign-up system will be
writing, and/or grab a lunch at the Café and enjoy the view from the
activated for appointment scheduling on Wednesday, October 6. We
ask that you meet with your tutor once each week. Sign up for tutoring patio. Please use the ARC as a comfortable learning space.
as early in the quarter as possible to get the best results.
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MEChA de UCSC is committed to the liberation of nuestra raza's minds,
bodies, and souls through educational, economic, and politcal empowerment. We are
MEChA General body meetings are held every Tuesday at 8PM in Conference
Room D beginning October 5th.
part of a struggle which goes back to the first time Columbus stumbled, gurgling and
half-drowned, onto the shores of this hemisphere, through the massacres at the hands For more information, email:
of Cortez, and on until our own contemporary moment, when gente again say, "Ya
basta!" In the time of the new sun, los estudiantes of MEChA, los guerreros/as in other firstname.lastname@example.org.
places, and la gente all over the world are here to claim our voices and our rights as MEChA: Movimeinto Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan
humankind. Por la raza, habla el espiritu.
Never too early to start I.M.A.G.I.N.E
Inspiring and Motivating Academic Growth in our Neighborhood through Education
Job search 101
by: Elizabeth Arredondo
As students, we all decided to pursue higher education in order to obtain
a good job in our life time. Education, however, is not the only thing that
HELP YOUR COMMUNITY &
you need in order to obtain the perfect job once you graduate from college.
You need more---expereince. This year, companies are going to be hiring EARN CREDITS!
college graduates more than they did last year, the problem is that there
are going to be a large number of students all across the country competing
for those jobs. How do make yourself marketable? Well, most students I.M.A.G.I.N.E. is an after-school academic support program for K-12 Beach
do not have work experience in a professional field. The key to make Flats students. We are recruiting tutors to lead students, and inspire aca-
yourself stand out from the crowd is to PREPARE yourself, while in demic success. Bilingual tutors are in high demand. All UCSC students
college. You can prepare by participating in internships and doing may participate.
volunteer work that will develop your leadership skills.
Internships are a great way to gain job experience and it really does make Tutorial sessions run Monday through Thursday, 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM at
a difference on your resume. You can find internships by going to the the Beach Flats Community Center. YOU CHOOSE YOUR OWN SCHED-
career center or looking them up online at websites like: ULE....... Call for details.
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There are programs available to certain majors that will help you find an For Registration Information contact: 471-9009
internship. For example, there is INROADS, a nonprofit organization, Chelsea Johnson (ASAP) email@example.com or
whose focus is to help underrepresented groups. It provides guidance,
support, internships, and career opportunities that you will need to succeed.
INROADS, holds workshops where its members will learn to write perfect
resumes, learn tips on how to do great on interviews, etc. INROADS
will help its members obtain internships with the top business companies
in the country. Most interns, coached by INROADS, will get hired by the CAREER CENTER
company in which they intern. If you are a business or in a technical
major and you would like to learn more about INROADS, log onto their YOUR CONNECTION TO SUCCESS
website at www.inroads.org.
Seniors that are graduating this year and will be looking for jobs, start
applying today! Remember that you want to be different from the rest of
the applicants. You have to “sell yourself”. When you do get an interview EARLY BIRD JOB & INTERNSHIP FAIR
it is important to use the following tips: Wednesday, October 6 • 1:00 - 4:30 PM
• Do research of the company to which you are interviewing. You Stevenson Event Center
want to look knowledgeable about the company. This will let the
interviewer know that you are serious. GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL FAIR
• Based on what you learned on the company’s website, note a couple
of questions about the company that you would want to ask the
Monday, October 25 • 10 AM - 2 PM
interviewer. This will show the interviewer your involvement with College Eight West Field House
• Dress professional. WORKSHOPS INCLUDE:
• Take 2 or 3 copies of your resume and cover letter to the interview.
You always want to be ready.
• Selecting an Internship
• Take names and phone numbers of your references to the interview. • Resume and Cover Letter Workshop
• Be prepare to answer questions like: • Job Interviewing Techniques
What are your strengths? • Gradaute/Professional School Information
What are your weaknesses?
Why would I want you to work for me? • The Job Search
• Applying to Law School
I wish everyone the best and remember, it is never too early to start
preparing yourself for that exciting day. Special Workshops-Check websie for full listing or workshops,
dates, times and location.
an interview by Janae Patino
Gustavo Vazques, film and into the position of wanting to demonstrate, “oh we are good people and we have
digital media professor at professionals and working people. If we know who we are, we don’t have to be
UCSC teaches film and apologetic,” says Vasquez. The Great Mojado Invasion will come to the Bay Area in
video production, directing 2006.
drama, documentary and
experimental, and cross- Why were you interested in teaching?
cultural experiences in film.
He was a lecturer for a few “Price-wise it is more economical. When I was a filmmaker in the 70’s it was very
years and became an expensive to make films per say, 60-minute films. I think that now it’s more accessible,
assistant professor in the it’s more democratic, and I think there are more “so called” minorities that feel that we
year of 2001. He was born can be part of film making. So my job as a Chicano filmmaker is to de-mystify for the
in Tijuana, and his family ones that have been excluded and say hey YOU can do it. Don’t get intimidated by
moved to San Diego in the late 60’s - early 70’s. He studied the visual arts at Southwestern technique and technology. We have a story to tell, from your perspective tell the story,
Chula Vista junior college and then from there went to the San Francisco Art institute do it! That’ s why I like to teach!”
to study film.
What is your advice to aspiring young film makers trying to make it in the industry?
Vazquez has done a few installations on identity. Currently, there is an installation on
tour called The Great Mojado Invasion, going around the country to 15 cities. It’s part “My advice would first be, forget the glamour, the big money, the big industry. If that’s
of a collective exhibit with many different artists. “I’m working with the issue of identity, all you’re seeing, you are missing the point. If you want to make money, get in real
pecifically the Chicano identity. I was able to go to different parts of the country and estate, not in the arts. This is an art medium. If it’s in your blood and you are passionate
interview people from different class backgrounds and different positions and explored about it, it’s like any other musician. Some people play jazz, and you know what, they
why they want to identify as Chicanos-or not, and why somebody wants to identify as don’t make much money. They get famous, but jazz players don’t make very much
a Hispanic.” The work is an arena including multiple strains of debate in all communities money. The first step, in my opinion, is to not to compare yourself with the big industry,
about identities. “I’m happy with that because it’s like a collective poem and essay, that is big time bucks---it’s another world. Be honest and tell stories grounded to this
and everyone contributes with their opinions.” earth. Let’s make our own point of view, so to speak out. We need to learn the tools
of the discipline. I think film is a good medium for us to tell our own stories. from our
The Great Mojado Invasion takes all these negative stereotypes, all these horrible B
perspective. I don’t think the studios and others will necessarily change. Part of the
movies--obscure and mainstream archives and inverts them with a macrographic mirror.
change is for us to have that voice.”
The objectives of the project avoids a stance of apologetic, moving away from the
position that some Latino’s take of wanting to be included, demonstrating “oh we’re
GUSTAVO VAZQUEZ CONTACT INFORMATION:
actually good people”. The project comes from the postion of a counter attack, showing
the absurdity and the stupidity of those representations of the mainstream. “It’s a different Fil m and Digital Media Department
strategy, pushing the peers of those who want to push us down.” Vasquez does not buy Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 459-3204
Woodrow Wilson School PREPARING FOR
of Public & International Affairs SUMMER INTERNSHIPS
Although we have just started the Fall quarter,
The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs is pleased to announce that the Junior Summer remember that it is important to think ahead and
Institute at WWS will resume in 2005. The institute was not operational in 2004 while administrators revamped prepare for the critical summer months. It is a great
and expanded the summer program to respond to the changing needs of a global society. time to gain valuable research or work experience.
The 2005 Junior Summer Institute will be held at Princeton University from June 16 through August 5, 2005. Consider checking out the following websites:
The goal of the Junior Summer Institute is to prepare students for graduate study and careers in public policy and
international affairs. The summer institute provides a rigorous training in policy analysis and serves as a SUMMER INTERNSHIP DIRECTORY
springboard to exciting careers in public service. http://www.doorsofopportunity.org/
Brochure and application are available through our website at: http://www.wws.princeton.edu/jsi CAREER CENTER INTERN CONNECTION:
The application deadline is November 1, 2004 and the admission process will be completed by mid-December. http://www2.ucsc.edu/careers/jobs/intern.html
We use an early application deadline to avoid the conflict with our graduate school admission process and enable
participants to have better lead-time to plan for the Junior Summer Institute. EOP PREGRADUATE PROGRAMS
Similar summer programs are offered at Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Maryland and Michigan with some differences
in eligibility. MORE PROGRAMS: http://www.ppiaprogram.org/programs/jsi.php MORE INFORMATION IN NEXT ISSUE........
WOMEN'S STUDIES PRESENTS
Renowned Chilean-Jewish-American poet and
human rights activist of the
Marjorie Ancient Maya
4 September 2004 —
Agosín 2 January 2005
Legion of Honor, San Francisco
Monday Oct. 11
7:00-9:00 pm Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya is the first exhibition in the United States devoted
to the art and life of the ancient Maya royalty. San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
Namaste Lounge are the only two venues for this major exhibition, which also presents new
College 9 archaeological discoveries from Palenque, Calakmul, Toniná, Yaxchilán,
Comalcalco, and Copan that have never been seen in this country.
Marjorie Agosín is a professor of Spanish and Latin American Literature at Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya demonstrates the visual magnificence of ancient
Wellesley College, where she has taught for over twenty years. She has Maya art with over 130 masterworks drawn from some 30 public and private lenders
published more than a dozen books of poetry, as well as several extraordinary in Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Europe, Australia, and the United States. Over
memoirs. Recipient of numerous literary awards including the Letras de Oro 50 percent of the works of art have been lent by Mexico. The exhibition presents a
Prize, the Latina Literature Prize for Poetry, and the Gabriela Mistral Medal of spectacular array of stone sculptures, ceramics, masks, and other precious works
Honor for Lifetime Achievement, she has also earned the Jeannette Rankin created for ancient Maya kings and queens. The objects on view feature primary
Award in Human Rights and the United Nations Leadership Award on Human works of stone sculpture such as stelae, lintels, and panels, as well as supporting
works in other media including ceramics, precious stone, and shell, all of which
Rights. Prof. Agosín will be the recipient of the 2004 National Mujer Award
illustrate the themes of royalty and personal power.
from the National Hispana Leadership Institute on October 29 in Orlando,
Marjorie Agosín Schedule of Public Events
Readings from On the Threshold of Memory, her most recent and
comprehensive collection of poetry and essays.
Monday, October 11 • 7:00-9:00 pm • Namaste Lounge, College 9
Guest presentation in Professor Murray Baumgarten's "Jewish
Writers and the American City" course.
Tuesday, October 12, 12 noon-1:45 pm, 327 Kresge
Using examples from the ancient Maya cities of Palenque, Toniná, Yaxchilán, and
"Women's Human Rights and a Poetry of Resistance," Bonampak, among others, Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya examines political and
religious power in the royal court, which served as the central force in the life of
guest lecture in Professor Bettina Aptheker's Introduction to Feminism course. each city. The 7th and 8th centuries, in particular, exemplified the peak of opulence
Tuesday, October 12, 4:00-5:45 pm, Classroom Unit 2 and refinement in these sophisticated palace cultures, along with increasingly refined
notions of courtly rights and responsibilities, rankings, and rituals.
Open House and Exhibit of Arpilleras (tapestries of the Chilean
Tickets can be obtained at the Legion of Honor admissions desk or online at
resistance) introduced by Marjorie Agosín www.museumtix.com or by calling 1-866-775-3485. Tickets for groups of 10 or
Wednesday, October 13, 5:00-6:00 pm, UCSC Women's Center more people can be obtained by calling 415-750-3537. General admission is waived
every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., thanks to Ford Motor Company; however
This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Justice, Tolerance, and Community, the $7 special exhibition fee is still in effect. There is a $2 discount on paid admission
the Chicano/Latino Research Cluster, El Centro: Chicano/Latino Resource upon presentation of a valid MUNI transfer or Fast Pass.
Center, College Nine, EEO/Affirmative Action, the Institute for Humanities
For more information see:
Research, Jewish Studies, and the UCSC Women's Center.
Legion of Honor Web Site:
For more information and/or disability accommodation, please call the National Gallery of Art:
Women's Studies Department at 459-4324. http://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/mayainfo.htm
SOAR: New Program Managers EL CENTRO
Hello from Lee Maranto and Leon Wann! We are the two new Program COMMUNICATION
Managers at the Student Organization Advising & Resources (SOAR) office.
SOAR is the home to 120 student-initiated organizations. These organizations NETWORK
are diverse: they are ethnic, cultural, political, social, and environmental. Don't
see what you like? Start your own group! We are here to enhance your El Centro, the Chicano Latino Resource Center is committed to
education, to help you find those enriching experiences that you just might keeping you informed about the academic, social and cultural
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are that we can help you to put those ideas into action! your CATS account, strives to keep you up to date on:
• academic programs & resources
Student Union Building, 2nd floor. • community events
Office Hours, starting October 1: 9am-5pm. • conferences
831.459.2934 • email@example.com • internships
• leadership opportunities
• social & cultural events
student organization activities
summer research opportunities
MENTOR workshops, and more……
We encourage you to check your CRUZMAIL email account
regularly. It is the main means of university communication from
PROGRAM your College, Financial Aid, Departments of Study, and other campus
resources. If you have an outside email account, you can always set
your CRUZMAIL address to refer emails over to the address you
APPLICATIONS ARE use the most. Call CRUZMAIL at 459-4357 to find how to set your
NOW AVAILABLE FOR on-campus account so you do not miss out on important information.
The Faculty Mentor Program is a two-quarter intensive academic program
that prepares students for future graduate study in Master’s and Ph.D.
programs. The goal of the program is to encourage students to consider
academic teaching careers. Resource Guide to
• offers undergraduate research opportunities supervised by faculty;
• encourages collaborative learning and collegial relationships;
• provides an overview of research methodologies within the Arts,
Humanities and Social Science disciplines; For gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans
• introduces students to educational opportunities at the graduate
level; and Some of the most difficult and important decisions in the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual
• offers advising throughout the graduate school application process. and transgender (GLBT) people relate to “coming out”- that is, deciding to be open and
honest about our sexual orientation or gender expression and identity. No one can tell
QUALIFICATIONS: us when or how to take the next step. It is a personal journey, but one you need not
• EOP students in the arts, humnaities and social sciences; travel alone. Let this guide be your companion.
• juniors and seniors in good academic standing (priority junior standing); and
• students with an interest in pursuing graduate study and academic careers The text of this guide includes narratives and information on the facts of sexuality and
gender identity, coming out to yourself and others. It includes valuable information
that will support this life long journey into the workplace, health care and spiritual
EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMS aspects of our lives. The guide includes valuable listings of resources nationally that
121 ARCenter • 459-2296 can support us, friends or family members in this journey.
For the full text of this document you can access the guide on www.hrc.org.
EL CENTRO: CHICANO LATINO RESOURCE CENTER
339 Bay Tree Building • 459-5608 or 459-5449 • firstname.lastname@example.org HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN FOUNDATION • NATIONAL COMING
OUT PROJECT • 800/866-6263.
Editorial Staff on this Fall 2004 issue of Chisme:
Eduardo Cervantes Rafael Frausto CHISME can be found on line at the Chicano Latino Resource Center
Kristine O’Neil Rosalee Cabrera