The series, entitled Mexico 1810-1910-2010: Everyday Life in Michoacán during Mexican Independence and the Revolution, is the first project jointly coordinated by Central Washington University and the Secretariat of Culture of the State of Michoacán. The institutions formalized their partnership through a memorandum of understanding signed in November by CWU Provost Wayne Quirk and Michoacán’s Secretary of Culture, Jaime Hernández Díaz. The series and future educational and cultural programming at the University for our community and neighboring communities in Central Washington will promote understanding of and appreciation for the rich cultural heritage of the many migrants and immigrants from the state of Michoacán who live in our area.
Mexico 1810-1910-2010 will bring six monthly speakers from Michoacán from November through June, 2010 in celebration of 200 years since the start of Mexico's War of Independence and 100 years since the outbreak of the Mexican Revolution.
Mexico 1810-1910-2010 series sponsors include: The Secretariat of Culture of Michoacán, the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies, CWU Offices of the President, of the Provost, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, the CWU departments of History, and Philosophy & Religious Studies, Tacos Chalito on Main Street in Ellensburg, Yakima Valley Community College, Fiesta Foods in Yakima, and Ke Buena Radio 96.9FM.
The Center for Latino and Latin American Studies combines an interdisciplinary academic program with a community partnership initiative to engage CWU and the surrounding community in an intensive study of Latino and Latin American peoples and cultures. Based primarily in the humanities, the academic program fuses the usually separate fields of Latino Studies and Latin American Studies in flexible ways that respect student interests and needs. By emphasizing student support, service learning, and community-based research, the academic program also enhances a community partnership initiative to solidify and expand the relationship between CWU and the surrounding community, especially Washington State’s booming Latino populations. Ultimately, the Center seeks to create a physical and intellectual space within which the University community and community members can find mutual understanding, intellectual stimulation, and personal and professional enrichment.
The Secretariat of Culture of the state of Michoacán is a ministry of government dedicated to the promotion of Michoacán's rich heritige and culture.
For more information on the ministry's programs and initiatives, visit the website of The Secretariat of Culture of Michoacán.
The partnership between CWU and SECUM was formalized in November, 2009, when CWU Provost Wayne Quirk and SECUM Secretary Jaime Hernández Díaz signed a formal memorandum of understanding. The series and future educational and cultural programs at the University for our community and neighboring communities in Central Washington will promote understanding of and appreciation for the rich cultural heritage of the many migrants and immigrants from the state of Michoacán who live in our area.
We would like to thank Ivonne Solano Chávez and her staff at SECUM’s Center for Documentation and Investigation in the Arts, Dean Marji Morgan and Kris Kilgore at the College of Arts and Humanities, Angie Hill in the Department of History, directors and staff at the Museum of Culture and Environment, Dr. Gilberto García, Dr. Stella Moreno, Dr. Nathalie Kasselis-Smith, Professor Philip Garrison, Dr. Maria Roditeleva-Wibe, CWU Music Department Chair Peter Gries, Luís Gutiérrez at YVCC, Juven García, Noe Gutiérrez and other friends with the Yakima-Morelia Sister Cities Association, Luz Monroy and Carole Folsom-Hill at La Casa Hogar, María and Elías García of Tacos Chalito in Ellensburg, Fiesta Foods in Yakima, Ke Buena Radio 96.9FM, Joseph Treviño at the Sol de Yakima, Bob Berry at KUNW TV, and all those whose dedication, hard work and creative energies have made this series a success.
May 13 & 14: Dr. Álvaro Ochoa Serrano, Researcher, Institute for Historical Research, UMSNH. Ellensburg: "The Mariachi Tradition" Yakima: "The Corrido and the Bajío Rebellion"
Thursday, May 13 2010:
Central Washington University
Dean Hall Room 104, 7:00-9:00PM
Friday, May 14 2010
Yakima Valley Community College
Deccio Higher Education Building
Parker Room, 6:30-8:30PM
June 3 & 4: Mtra. Sofia Irene Velarde Cruz, Researcher, Center for Documentation and Investegation in the Arts, Secretariat of Culture of the State of Michoacánand Director of the City of Morelia’s Museum of Colonial Art.
"Independence and the Revolution as Portrayed by the Escuela Mexicana de Pintura"