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2002 - 2003 WACC/WACO Sponsored Events

Events sponsored by WACC/WACO between September, 2002 and June, 2003:
 
 
 
Arigon Starr, Native American vocal artist
Monday, November 4, 2002
Arigon Starr is an enrolled member of the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma. She grew up on the road as part of a military family. Her parents, Ken Wahpecome (Kickapoo) and mother Ruth (Creek-Cherokee-Seneca) supported her artistic expressions, encouraging her to learn as much as possible about music, composition, art, and drama. Starr relocated to Los Angeles, where she worked behind the scenes at entertainment companies like Viacom Productions and Showtime Networks. In 1996, she left her corporate job behind and became a full-time musician.
 
 
Day Of the Dead Exhibit
October 2002
Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday observed throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.
 
 
Daniel Reveles, fiction writer from Tecate, Mexico
Wednesday, November 13, 2002, 12:30 p.m., Griffin Gate
Reading and book signing by Daniel Reveles, American fiction writer who lives on the outskirts of Tecate, Baja California, Mexico. He was born in Los Angeles to Mexican parents, where he worked as a radio DJ and television writer, director, and producer for many years. In 1977 he retired to Tecate. Reveles is known for his stories about Tecate, collected in Enchiladas, “Rice and Beans” (1994).
 
 
Student Club Fest
Wednesday, November 13, 2002, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Main Quad
Showcases cultural aspects of chartered student clubs at Grossmont College. The fair-like atmosphere will include exhibits, displays and food. The event will feature dances from Tahiti, Hawaii, Cook Island and Samoa, performed by TAUPOU, (which means princess) Polynesian dance group.
 
 
Binational Student Film Festival
Saturday, November 16, 2002, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Room 26-220.
Students attending community colleges and universities in San Diego County and in Baja California, Mexico, will present their juried video programs. The event will include screenings and discussion with the producers, faculty and audience members. Presented in cooperation with the San Diego County/Baja California BINACOMM Faculty Organization, the event is also sponsored by the Creative Writing Department and the Puente Project. Organized by Assistant Professor William Snead, Media Communications.
 
 
Taco Shop Poets
Friday, December 6, 2002, 7 - 9 p.m., Room 26-220.
An evening of border music and poetry. Organized by Mimi Pollack, ESL. 
 
 
Black Storytellers
Saturday, February 22nd, 2003, 7:30 p.m., Room 26-220
Black Storytellers will be presented in a free performance sponsored by the Grossmont College World Arts and Culture Organizing Committee. The event is co-sponsored by the ASGC and by EOPS. Members of the Black Student Union are organizing a reception. Founded in 1998, the troupe of storytelling professionals performs in a variety of venues throughout the San Diego. Their mission is to preserve and celebrate the unique culture of African Americans through storytelling. Student members of Grossmont College’s Black Student Union will coordinate refreshments and a reception. The event is also sponsored by the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) program and by the Associated Students of Grossmont College.
 
 
The Fight In the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers’ Struggle
Wednesday, March 26, 2003, 7 p.m., Griffin Gate/Student Center. 
PBS documentary screening and discussion moderated by Grossmont College History Instructor Carlos A. Contreras, Ph.D.
 
 
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Monday, May 5, 2003, 11:30 a.m., Main Quad.
A WACO event designed to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Join us for carne asada tacos prepared as a fundraiser by the Puente club, and lively entertainment.


  • Arigon Starr, Native American vocal artist
    Arigon Starr, Native American vocal artist

    Monday, November 4, 2002

  • Daniel Reveles, fiction writer from Tecate, Mexico
    Daniel Reveles, fiction writer from Tecate, Mexico

    Wednesday, November 13, 2002, 12:30 p.m., Griffin Gate.

  • Taco Shop Poets
    Taco Shop Poets

    Friday, December 6, 2002, 7 - 9 p.m., Room 220

  • The Fight In the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers’ Struggle
    The Fight In the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers’ Struggle

    March 26, 2003, 7 p.m., Griffin Gate/ Student Center; and, March, 2005.

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