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 interview with all five band members in the SJCC Theater, which was at capacity.
Their appearance came on the same day the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, which the Trump Administration is attempting to rescind. The band members’ appearance at SJCC attracted the attention of NBC Bay Area and Univsion14 as they sought their views on DACA.
The band’s visit was also fitting as the theme of SJCC’s Latinx Heritage Month was De America You Soy (I am from America) borrowed from the Tigres’ hit song, América.
It was evident that the band’s appeal crosses generations as hundreds of students, faculty, and classified professionals waited in a long line to get autographs after the program concluded. True to the band’s dedication to their fans and the community, nearly everyone got an autograph and a selfie. See the photo gallery here.