Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Dia De Los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday in which family and friends gather to remember and pray for friends and family members that have died. Usually an altar is made honoring the friend or family member that has passed. The altars are set up with many things such as sugar skulls, flowers, and food that the deceased loved. Continuing with this Mexican tradition, Chicano Caucus will be having a Dia de los Muertos celebration on October 28th on the steps of Low Plaza right by Alma Mater. We will be having an open mic where anyone can come up and share anything. Along side the open mic there will be free pan dulce(Mexican sweet bread) and arroz con leche. An altar will also be made by the Chicano Caucus which will be set up with candles and sugar skulls. Hope everyone can come out and have a fun night with us.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Celebrate César Chávez

On Tuesday March 30th, Chicano Caucus is co-sponsoring Celebrate César Chávez an event which commemorates the achievements of César Chávez through spoken word, music, film, dance, and art. This event will held at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe NYC from 7-9pm. Entrance fee is $7 and all the proceeds will go to the César Chávez Foundation. Come join us to pay homage to César Chávez achievements and see great performances.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

February 2010 Chicano Caucus Newsletter

Febrauary 2010 Volume 1, Issue 1 of the Chicano Caucus of Columbia University Newsletter is now out. The newsletter shows how successful our events were last semester and you can rest assured that we will continue to provide great events every semester. Let's thank Rebecca Martinez Barnard '10 , Ann Fernandez Barnard '12, Nataly Sauceda CC '12, and Angelica Duron CC '12 for their hard work in putting this amazing newsletter together.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Census Outreach = FUN

In the kickoff event for our Census initiative, the Chicanos went out
to Jackson Heights to participate in an official 2010 Census Road Tour
event, ensuring to all who came that the Census is safe, easy, and

For more information about the 2010 Census, the Census Road Tour, and
how you can take part, visit

Sunday, December 13, 2009

As the year comes to an end ...

let's reminisce on the time we've spent together :

Main Events

- Retreat at Homecoming! Awesome job on the poster, guys!
- DREAM Act event. The start of one of our big projects this year!
- Dia de los Muertos. Pan de muerto, pan dulce, arroz con leche, hot chocolate, and people's thoughts.
- Quinceañera. party of the year, hands down! the practices, the decorations, the cake, and lots of people!
- Posada. This was our last events and quite a success. After having a huge quinceañera we ended the year with this small get together. Look around at the pictures. We were even mentioned in the Spec article "Student groups deck the holidays with cultural diversity"

Some other informal gatherings...
- LHM events ... go Rosario!
- ECCSF. yay Georgetown :)
- Halloween parade in the Village .. the misery of cold rain!
- Alternative Thanksgiving provided by Lucha and NAC. yum!
- Thanksgiving at either Jonathan's (mole!) or at Casa Latina (tostadas!)
- Las Mananitas a la Guadalupe

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Meteor Shower

For those of you who met at the sundial in the wee hours of Tuesday morning craving abuelita hot chocolate, praying to la virgencita to move the clouds, and swearing you could see flashes of light out of the corner of your eye ... Well, it seems like we weren't the only ones disappointed with the meteor shower that night.

Just click here BBC reports on meteor shower

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Mexican Film Series

So as some of you know, there's a big chunk of us taking a class called Mexico From Revolution to Democracy. Anyways, as part of the class, our TAs will be screening a series of movies. Professor Piccato said it was fine for us to invite other Caucus members. So if you're interested, just show up! There's one tonight. Here's the info:

Mexican Film Series: From Revolution to Democracy
International Affairs (room 802)

El Hijo Desobediente
Thurs, Oct 22nd, 8pm

Los Olvidados (1950)
Thurs, Nov 12th , 8pm

Los Ladrones Viejos
Thurs, Dec 3rd. 8pm

La Ley de Herodes (1999)
Thurs, Dec 10th , 8pm