The staff and faculty of Chicano & Latino Studies and the staff of El Colegio would like to thank everyone who attended the recent 2nd Annual Mira Mi Corazon fundraiser in support of Latino educational success.
February 2013 Archives
The staff and faculty of Chicano & Latino Studies and the staff of El Colegio would like to thank everyone who attended the recent 2nd Annual Mira Mi Corazon fundraiser in support of Latino educational success. We had a phenomenal turnout--with good food, people, and some beautiful art that illustrated la mente, corazón, y talento de nuestra gente (the mind, heart, & talent of our people). We raised almost $4,000 to support scholarships in Chicano and Latino Studies and programming at El Colegio! This event could not have been the successful if it wasn't for our dedicated staff, Lisa Sass Zaragoza, Emmanuel Ortiz, Viviana Galindo, and the many people at El Colegio who made this event such fun, including Executive Director, Norma Garces, Mitch Roldan, Irina Barrera, and Iran Mejia. Obviously, the event could not have been what it was if not for the beautiful artistic contributions of all those students, faculty, friends, and community members who gave us a little piece of their creative hearts to make the event a success! We look forward to seeing you at next year's event!
İGracias a todos!
Louis Mendoza, Department Chair
Last year, after extensive discussion about the department's mission, the ongoing demographic changes occurring in Minnesota and throughout the nation, and the importance of being enhancing awareness of our presence on campus, department faculty agreed that it was time to evolve into the Department of Chicano and Latino Studies. With this change we remain deeply committed to our focus on the lived experience of people of Mexican descent in the United States, but we acknowledge that a comparative and transnational approach that showcases the intra-cultural diversity of the Latina/o population is important in fulfilling our educational mission at the university to ensure that students are well-informed about the complexity of the Latina/o community. We welcome feedback and suggestion for making it more user-friendly. We look forward to seeing you in Scott Hall soon!
The art show opens at El Colegio Charter School on February 8th to see this beautiful art before the auction on February 15th. For more information, please click View image.
Plan on attending the 2nd Annual Mira Mi Corazón (He)Art Auction Fundraiser for Latino Educational Success at 5:30pm on February 15th at El Colegio Charter School
The Department of Chicano & Latino Studies at the University of Minnesota & El Colegio Charter School proudly sponsor the 2nd Annual Mira Mi Corazón art exhibit and silent auction fundraiser for Latino student success. Plain wooden hearts will be turned into beautiful art by members of our community to symbolize the love and aspirations we have for our youth and will be treasured by others in their homes and offices across the state symbolizing la mente, corazón, y talento de nuestra gente (the mind, heart, & talent of our people).
Plain wooden hearts have been distributed to professional artists, school youth, teachers, and community members for painting and decorating. All hearts, each one is unique, will be sold at the silent auction. Proceeds from the heart sales will support scholarships for graduates of El Colegio to attend a higher education institution of their choice & activities to help prepare them for college. Funds will also support scholarships for students in the Department of Chicano Studies at the U of MN.
The Mira Mi Corazón auction will be held at El Colegio Charter School (4137 Bloomington Avenue) featuring food, drinks, & music by a DJ, followed by the silent auction at 6pm. Admission to the auction is $5.
Come celebrate & support the educational success of local Latino youth & the artistic talent of members of our community!