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2004 - 2005 WACC/WACO Sponsored Events

Events sponsored by WACC/WACO between September, 2004 and June, 2005:
 
 
 
A Day of Indian Unity and Healing: Grand Gathering Ceremony
Tuesday, September 21, 2004, Main Quad
Marking Native People’s Day of Healing and the opening of the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, Grossmont College’s Grand Gathering Ceremony featured community leaders and performances by Native American artists. Major sponsors for "A Day of Indian Unity and Healing" at Grossmont include WACO, the American Indian Movement San Diego Chapter, the Council of American Indian Organizations of San Diego County, and the Grossmont Cross-Cultural Studies Department.

 

Planet Brazil: Capoeira Mandinga of San Diego
Friday, November 5, 2004, 7:00 p.m., Fine Arts Recital Hall (Room 26-220)
Master performance capoeira, Afro-Brazilian Martial Art, Samba, Puxada de Rede (a traditional fisherman dance ritual), Dança do Côco (dance to the sound of a coconut beat); Maculelê (fight-like dance that uses sticks as weapons), Dança Guerreira (a tribute to historical warrior ceremonies), and Samba-Reggae (an fusion of traditional Samba with elements of various other musical styles, including reggae).
 
 
David Faber: “Because of Romek: A Holocaust Survivor’s Memoir”
Friday, November 19, 2004, 12:30 p.m., Room 26-220
Acclaimed lecturer, educator and author David Faber, a Polish-born Holocaust survivor, will speak about his book. Faber became a partisan resistance fighter at age 14. He survived eight different concentration camps, including Auschwitz, between 1939 and 1945. When he was finally liberated from Bergen-Belsen in 1945, he weighed only 72 pounds. With the exception of one of his six sisters, his entire family was murdered under Hitler’s Nazi regime. Because of Romek fulfills the promise Faber made to his mother to ‘tell the world’ so that the horrors of the past would not be repeated by future generations. Sponsored by Grossmont College Project Success and the World Arts and Culture Organization.
 
 
Women’s History Month: International Women's Week
Tuesday, March 8 - Thursday, March 17, 2005
LTRC displays of art and costumes, literary work and biographical profiles of notable women, as well as readings of works by women poets.
 
 
Cesar Chavez: The Fight in the Fields
March, 2005
The life of labor leader Cesar Chavez is the subject of a screening of a film, "The Fight in the Fields," followed by a discussion led by history instructor Carlos Contreras.
 
 
Catherine of Russia
Thursday, March 17, 2005, Room 318
Russian instructor Sofia Rozenblat brings Catherine the Great back life to talk about her life.
 
 
Jazz Legend Clora Bryant
Monday, April 11, 2005, 7 p.m., Room 225
A strong force on the Los Angeles jazz scene and one of the greats of Central Avenue, Clora Bryant is the subject of a new film documentary by independent filmmaker Zeinabu irene Davis, Bryant performed with such stars as Dizzy Gillespie and Billie Holiday during her 60-year career, but with little recognition. Bryant answers questions about her career and the making of the documentary. Davis, a UCSD professor, will discuss filmmaking and show excerpts from the documentary, “Trumpetistically, Clora Bryant,” released later in 2005 year. Grossmont’s music instructor Derek Canon, who provides the trumpet music in the documentary, will host the presentation which is designed for students and community members.
 
 
The African Continent: Personal Experiences
Tuesday, April 12, 2005, 7 p.m., Griffin Gate
Scheduled forum participants are Peter White, Jim Tarvin, Carlos Contreras and Curtis Stevens, as well as international students from Africa; features regional food, photos and artifacts.
 
 
African Dance and Drumming
April, 2005
 
 
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Thursday, May 5, 2005, Main Quad


  • A Day of Indian Unity and Healing: Grand Gathering Ceremony
    A Day of Indian Unity and Healing: Grand Gathering Ceremony

    Tuesday, September 21, 2004, Main Quad: celebrating Native People’s Day of Healing and the opening of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian.

  • Planet Brazil: Capoeira Mandinga of San Diego
    Planet Brazil: Capoeira Mandinga of San Diego

    Friday, November 5, 2004, 7:00 p.m., Fine Arts Recital Hall (Room 26-220)

  • David Faber:  “Because of Romek: A Holocaust Survivor’s Memoir”
    David Faber: “Because of Romek: A Holocaust Survivor’s Memoir”

    November 19, 2004, 12:30 p.m., Room 220

  • National Women's History Month
    National Women's History Month

    March 2005

  • Jazz Legend Clora Bryant
    Jazz Legend Clora Bryant

    Monday, April 11, 2005, 7 p.m., Room 225.

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