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A Day at the Races! BPLG Scholarship Fundraiser – June 10th

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

It’s that time again!  Time for the  BPLG traditional Day at the Races scholarship fundraiser.  Join us at Golden Gate Fields on June 10th for friends,  food and horses (at least that’s the order I have).  The last day to place your order is May 31st , so order your tickets early to make sure you don’t miss out .  Then put on your traditional race day hat (no baseball hats though) and meet and greet with your BPLG friends and their families.  Bring your appetite because the food is plentiful and if you enjoy watching the horses, cheer on your favorite jockey or cheer the fact that our scholarship fund is growing with your help!

PlaceGolden Gate Fields
110 East Shore Highway, Berkeley, CA
Date:  Sunday, June 10, 2012
Time:  Turf Club opens at 11:00 a.m.,
Buffet begins @ 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost:  Adult Ticket – $40.00 (ticket includes valet parking)
Child Ticket- $20.00 (infants, no charge)

Order information:
Order by May 31st
Contact
:  Rita Torres (408) 295-9207 or email readerrita@hotmail.com

Third Annual MAS Symposium April 28th at SJSU

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

The Mexican American Studies at San Jose University will present their third annual symposium on April 28th.  The symposium will be followed by a book signing by Dr. Rudy Acuña, author of The Making of Chicana/o Studies

Speakers include:
Dr. Rudy Acuña, CSUN , Chicana and Chicano Studies Department
Dr. Rhonda Rios-Kravitz, Los Rios Community College
Dr. Horacio Roque-Ramirez, UCSB, Chicana and Chicano Studies Department

When: Saturday April 28th
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Location: SJSU Martin Luther King Jr. Library 225/229
Corner of San Fernando and 4th Street

Bravo! Bravo! For the Big Read Dinner and Panel

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

If you made it to the dinner/fundraiser and Big Read Panel at the San Leandro Public Library on Saturday March 24th, then you were treated to a wonderful night of dinner with friends, and an intelligent panel discussion.  A big round of thanks to the San Leandro Library staff and to BPLG member Armando Rivera for putting this all together.  The dinner was great, the company was enjoyable and the panel discussion with editor Jorge Hernández was enlightening.  We’re proud of our BPLG members who participated alongside Jorge, in the discussion of Sun, Stone and Shadows, a collection of some of the finest 20th century Mexican short stories.

Cheers to panel members (from left to right): Armando Rivera, Elizabeth Muñoz Rosas, editor Jorge Hernández, Marti Krow-Lucal and Ricardo Antoni.  Your discussion was eloquent, insightful and entertaining.  I’ve already put in my order for the book based on your discussion!