September 15 through October 15 is Chican@ Latin@ Heritage Month, and CSUMB is hosting a number of celebratory events. The CSUMB Library provides materials that may be of interest to those wishing to delve further into the themes covered by some of these events. 

 

Mariachi Night - September 11, 9:45-11:00 pm - Bldg. 53 Quad

A celebration of Mexican Independence. Enjoy live Mariachi and a recitation of "El Grito de Dolores" - A Cry for Independence.

Nevin, J. (2002). Virtuoso Mariachi. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America.  Insert a description of the image here.
Insert a description of the image here. Sheehy, D. (2006). Mariachi Music in America: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture. New York: Oxford University Press. 

Also see the library's audio and video resources for Mariachi music. 

 

Luis Valdez: Chicano activist and founder of el Teatro Campesino - October 8 at 7:00 pm - World Theater

Founder and artistic director of El Teatro Campesino will present a talk on his experiences in the United Farmworkers Union, reflections on the Chican@ movement, and utilizing theater as a tool towards activism and social change.

Valdez, L. (2005). Mummified Deer and Other Plays. Houston, Tex.: Arte Publico Press. Insert a description of the image here.
Insert a description of the image here. Zoot Suit. (2003). Universal City, CA: Universal. 
Elam, H. (1997). Taking It to the Streets: The Social Protest Theater of Luis Valdez and Amiri Baraka. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.  Insert a description of the image here.

 

Dia de los Muertos Celebration - October 31, 6:00 pm - VPA Bldg.

A celebration of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), an annual celebration of our loved ones who have passed on.

Insert a description of the image here. Marchi, R. (2009). Day of the Dead in the USA: The Migration and Transformation of a Cultural Phenomenon. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press. 
Brandes, S. (2006). Skulls to the Living, Bread to the Dead: The Day of the Dead in Mexico and Beyond. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub.  Insert a description of the image here.