Fall 2017:
Join us in celebrating Latinx Heritage Month!
Flyer for Latinx Heritage Month

Fall 2016:
MEChA Sponsors Gratitude Concert on November 5, 2016
Press Release for Gratitude Concert
New!  Chicano Studies 140 Class:  Chicana Thought and Cultural Expression

Spring 2016:
Save the date for the Spring Tarde de Familia Event on Public Safety Careers!  Friday, April 15, 2016 from 6-8pm at Palomar Escondido Center!
Tarde de Familia April 15 2016 

Fall 2015:
Film Screenings: “The Head of Joaquin Murrieta” by John J. Valadez on November 9, 2015
November 9, 2015 The Head of Joaquin Murrieta Film Screenings Flyer
Forum on Race Relations in the 21st Century: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 12:30 – 1:50pm in MD-157 on the San Marcos Campus – Mark Your Calendars!
Fall 2015 Tarde de Familia event — Friday, October 16, 2015 — Mark Your Calendars!

Tarde De Familia Diesel Technology Fall 2015 FINAL English
Tarde De Familia Diesel Technology Fall 2015 FINAL Spanish

Summer 2015:
Professor John Valdez Retires After 42 Years of Service at Palomar College- Celebration will be held Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 4-7pm at the Student Union 2nd Floor Patio from 4:00 to 7:00pm.
John Valdez Retirement – June 11, 2015

Spring 2015:
3rd Annual Civil Rights Festival,  Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at  Palomar College Clock Tower from 10:00am to 3:00pm
Civil Rights Festival 2015

Fall 2014:
25th Annual Joint Day of the Dead and Meso American Heritage Day Celebration – Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Palomar College Clock Tower from 11:00am to 3:30pm
Join the Multicultural Studies department for a joint celebration for Day of the Dead and Meso American Indigenous Heritage Day.  Artwork, Ofrendas (alters), creative student projects, Aztec dancing and cultural foods are a few of the attractions that will be offered.

Dia De Los Muertos & Festival November 5, 2014
Pies Ligeros, “Swift Feet” Film Review – Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Palomar College in MD-157 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Henry Lesperance Alvarez, instructor of Multicultural Studies, will be presenting his latest film contribution “Pies Ligeros.”  All who wish to attend are cordially invited.
Pies Ligeros “Swift Feet” narrates the story of two of Mexico’s most elite long distance runners that nowadays have been forgotten without any glory.  The life of Rararamuri runners: Victoriano Churo and Cirildo Chacarito reached its apogee during the 90’s when they obtained national and international recognition for their outstanding performance in long-distance running events. However, lack of support over the years has prevented these two brilliant stars from continuing to shine and compete in more running events.Today their sons and the new generations of runners emerge once again to take back what is theirs and assert their ancestral lineage of running as one of the most competitive in the world.
Pies_Ligeros_10-27-14CB En Atzlan Book Signing – Palomar College Clock Tower – Wednesday, October 8, 2014
To celebrate the publication of “En Atzlan”, a collection of writings and images that weave a cross cultural tapestry of our Southern California life.  Many of the works in En Atzlan were written by Palomar College students in a Chicano Literature class.  Anyone interested in acquiring a copy of “En Atzlan” for $12 can reach Professor John Valdez at or by calling him at (760) 744-1150 x2219.
en atzlan_2014_Oct_8
The Lemon Grove City Counsel Approves Proclamation  – Lemon Grove Hispanic Month, September 15 – October 15, 2014
This proclamation recognizes the historical role and contribution of Mexican American families in Lemon Grove who contributed to the economic, cultural and social historical history of the town from the late 19th century and into the 21st century.
Lemon Grove Proclamation 2014
Join the Celebration of Mexican Families in Lemon Grove – September 20th
Lemon Grove Mexican Family Celebration Flyer


Associate Professor, Rodolfo Jacobo, Ph.D. visits Santa Margarita Academy in Fallbrook to speak on the importance of family, education and pursuing your dreams!

Santa Margarita Academy