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Rock Creek celebrates Semana de la Raza

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From April 21–25, the Rock Creek Campus (17705 N.W. Springville Rd.) is celebrating a week of advocacy, education and celebration of the Latino culture. The event “Semana de la Raza” (“Week of the People”) will feature movies, lectures, migrant clothing drive and an awards dinner. The event is sponsored by the Rock Creek multicultural programming committee, Multicultural Center, dean of Student Development and the campus president’s office. The schedule includes:


Opening luncheon with featured artist Victor Maldonado in the TLC, Building 3, noon to 1 p.m.


“De Nadie” movie showing and discussion in Building 3, 10 a.m. to noon.

Open Mind, Open Mic: Crossing the Borders with Paul Halloran, Building 3, Mall Area, noon to 1 p.m.

Women’s Dialogue on Immigration with Jeanette Morales, Women’s Resource Center, 1 to 2 p.m.


Travel to Latin Countries: info session sponsored by the International Office, TLC, 10 to 11 a.m.

No Ties: The Stories of Immigrants

Today—panel discussion

TLC, 11 am–12 pm

Music on the Mall: Latin Beats featuring local musicians, Building 3, Mall Area, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Victor Maldonado Gallery Reception, co-sponsored by the Art Department, Helzer Art Gallery, 6 to 8 p.m.


Cesar Chavez Evening of Excellence Celebration with Teatro Milagro’s theatrical production of “Zapatista.” Building 3, The Forum, 6 to 10 p.m.

In addition to these planned events the celebration also will feature all week “Latinos Today” mural display by artist Rudy Serna from noon to 1 p.m. in the Building 3 Mall, and a Latino voter registration drive.

For more information, email, or call (503) 614-7279.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »


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