WE'RE BACK! THE FIRST 5C CELEBRATION OF THE YEAR!
To celebrate our LatinX community’s history, determination, passion, and love!
Scripps' Cafe Con Leche, CMC's Mi Gente, Pitzer's LatinX Student Union, HMC's Society of Professional Latinx in Stem and Pomona's LatinX Alliance are joining forces to bring you our anual:
ALL OF THE SALSA, BACHATA, CUMBIA, REGGAETON, MERENGUE, many more latinx beats that your heart desires will be playing ♥
What are we celebrating??
September marks many days of celebration for many countries in Latin America. For many nations in the region, this month celebrates resistance and independence from their respective colonizers:
Brazil since 7 September 1822 (from Portugal)
Nicaragua since 15 September 1821 (from Spain)
Honduras since 15 September 1821 (from Spain)
Guatemala since 15 September 1821 (from Spain)
El Salvador since 15 September 1821 (from Spain)
Costa Rica since 15 September 1821 (from Spain)
Mexico since 16 September 1810 (from Spain)
Chile since 18 September 1810 (from Spain)
Belize since 21 September 1981 (from UK)
It is important to note that, although we are celebrating in the spirit of the independence of these nations, not ALL nations in Latin America and the Caribbean achieved their independence on this day. It is also important to note that many of these nations CONTINUE experiencing conditions that undermine their independence and sovereignty.
So please be PRESENT with us on Friday, September 14th to indulge in all the magic and love of our surviving communities through rhythms and movement. There will be good music and great people!
If at any point you feel uncomfortable at the event, you can reach out please be respectful) or one of the other organizers. We are on messenger.
We will be wearing glow in the dark bracelets as well so you will be able to find us easily in Doms.
In addition, in order to preserve the physical and mental well-being of members of our community and allies, we will be closing our doors to any individual(s) who mistreat the safety of folks invited to this social event. If you do not feel comfortable with any person attending the event due to any reason, then they will not be allowed to attend. However, in order to do this, we request that you anonymously provide their names (link to Google Form provided below) as soon as possible. We will be contacting them soon and requesting they do not attend the event.
*Bring you ID
** Last year we reached capacity pretty fast, so be THERE!!!
***No alcohol will be served at this event. Please respect this.
**** CONSENT IS MANDATORY!!! MACHISMO & ALL ITS FORMS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.****
♥️ LXA Board