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Los Tigres del Norte Visit SJCC

Legendary multi-Grammy winning band Los Tigres del Norte came to SJCC to talk to students about the band’s music, history, and the struggles and challenges facing the Latinx community. The band members, who are based in San Jose, received an enthusiastic reception from students, faculty, and classified professionals. SJCC professor Jesus Covarrubias conducted an engaging…

SJCC Faculty Facilitates Understanding of Latinx History & Mesoamerican Music

As part of Latinx Heritage Month, the Professional Development Committee, Chicana/o Studies, and Music Department conducted  Latinx History 101 workshops with Jesus Covarrubias, Andres Rodriguez and Juan Gamboa The workshops answered many questions about Latinx History and the importance of Mesoamerican indigenous music. More than 100 SJCC students enjoyed amazing lecture-demonstrations that took them on a…

Just Like Us

Just Like Us, a play Written by Karen Zacarías and Directed by Anita Reyes. Based on Helen Thorpe’s bestselling book, this documentary-style play follows four Latina teenage girls in Denver—two of whom are documented and two who are not—through young adulthood. Their close-knit friendships begin to unravel when immigration status dictates the girls’ opportunities or…