SJSU Opens the Chicanx/Latinx Student Success Center

The new SJSU Chicanx Latinx Student Success Center (CLSSC) opened its doors in January 2018 and is available to help students navigate the college experience at San Jose State University. It’s primary charge: student success.
With a population of 26% Latino students at SJSU, the success center is committed and dedicated to retaining, empowering, and graduating Chicanx/Latinx students at San Jose State University. We had a chance to talk the Program Director Lilly Pinedo Gangai to learn more about the success center.

Juana Briones Summer Workshop July 9-20, 2018

This is a wonderful opportunity for high school students to learn about the life and times of Juana Briones–entrepreneur, healer, and humanitarian of Afro-mestiza heritage who lived in the Bay Area in the 1800s. The Juana Briones Summer Workshop for high school students will be held at Los Altos History Museum from July 9 to July 20, 2018. Participants will engage in historical research and apply what they learn to create installation pieces for the bilingual exhibition running October 18, 2018 through April 20, 2019. Interested students must apply for program by May 1, 2018.

Google Doodle Celebrates Mexican Actress María Félix

Excerpt from Google Doodle April 8, 2018 – María Félix’s 104th Birthday When an important Mexican filmmaker first approached Maria Félix about an acting career, she responded: “When I want to, it will be through the big door.” Félix would launch a film career on her terms, even turning down Hollywood magnate Cecil B. Demille… [Continue Reading]

Spring Forward with the Newest Stella & Dot Pieces

Stella & Dot has so many bold colors, fresh patterns and brand new looks to refresh your wardrobe for spring. Here are a few of our favorite pieces.

Family, Homeland, Revolution: Stories of the Chicano Movement

The Mexican Museum is proud to present Family, Homeland, Revolution: Stories of the Chicano Movement; an exhibition that showcases over 40 works by Chicano artists from the Civil Rights Movement to today. Chicano art transforms and takes the shape of the community it revolves around and it continues to evolve and showcase the lives, needs, and politics of the people it represents. Exhibit Dates are April 6- June 24, 2018.

53rd Latino Leaders Network Luncheon Brings Local Leaders Together in San Jose

On March 21, 2018, the 53rd Latino Leaders Network Luncheon was held in San Jose with over 260 local Latino leaders in attendance to honor Maria Echaveste.

Maria Echaveste Receives the Eagle Leadership Award

At the recent Latino Leaders Network Luncheon held in San Jose on March 21, 2018, Maria Echaveste received the Eagle Leadership Award for making a significant impact on the lives of Latinos living in the United States.

‘What it comes down to is life or death’ — Students shout for a revolution at March for Our Lives

Cutting deep into the hearts of an emotional crowd in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Emma González, a leader of the March for Our Lives, held silence on stage for most of 6 minutes and 20 seconds, the amount of time it took a shooter to kill her classmates on Valentine’s Day.

Latinas & Libros Event April 26, 2018

In collaboration with the SJSU Chicanx/Latinx Student Success Center, Modern Latina presents Latinas & Libros Event on April 26, 2018 at San Jose State University. Join us for an evening to celebrate contributions of Latinas in literature and our Latino heritage. This complimentary event will feature Latina authors sharing their inspirational stories, book signing, Mexican hot chocolate and pan dulce.

In the Country We Love: My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero #ModernLatinaBookClub

This month the Modern Latina Book Club features In the Country We Love: My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero. Diane, star of Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin, has openly shared her personal story of her family’s deportation. And in doing so has become an advocate for undocumented immigrants and others affected by immigration status. Join #ModernLatinaBookClub reading this honest, moving and inspirational book that tells the story of undocumented immigrants and their families.