Wednesday, March 31, 2010

¡ECCSF Conference @ Brown!

MEChA de Brown presents:

East Coast Chican@ Student Forum | Spring 2010

Poplitical: The Politics of Popular Culture

April 9-11, 2010

Online Registration/late fee applies after April 2nd:

Keynote Speakers
Sergio Arau and Yareli Arizmendi, co-writers of “A day without a Mexican”

Conference Schedule
Friday, April 9 2010
→ Registration @ J. Walter Wilson 7pm-12am
→ “A Day without a Mexican” screening @ Salomon 001 7-9 pm
→ Semana Chicana party: “Fuego” 10pm-2am

Saturday, April 10, 2010
→ Breakfast @ Smith-Buonanno
→ Workshops @ Smith-Buonanno
→ Keynote Lecture @ Salomon 101 5-6:30pm
→ ECCSF Dinner @ Andrews Dinning Hall 7-9pm
→ ECCSF Party @ Andrews Dinning Hal 10pm-2am

Sunday, April 11 2010
→ Departure

For more information, please contact Brown co-chairs or

A Day Without A Mexican Trailer:

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Georgetown Advocates for the Dream Act

Congratulations to Georgetown on their ability to advocate change, and fight for the Dream Act!

The Georgetown president wrote a letter to Senator Durbin, in support of the Dream Act.
*Note that there is an option to zoom in, and to open the letter in full screen.

Durbin Letter

Friday, March 26, 2010

ECCSF at Harvard Recap

Hearing Dr. Jose B. Gonzalez speak was one of the highlights of the conference. His insights about Latino literature, achievements, Latino pride, and motivational words were inspiring.  Here is a clip of a poem he recited:

Dr. Jose B. Gonzalez is a Professor of English and Latino Studies at the United States Coast Guard Academy. The presentation he gave at the conference was entitled, "What is Latino Literature and Why it Matters."

At dinner, everyone was excited to join the Harvard mariachi band in singing, "El Rey."