Colorado State University-Pueblo will celebrate Cinco De Mayo on May 6 with a focus on Pueblo area high school and middle school students. The activities are sponsored by Chicano Studies, the Multi-Cultural Center, Upward Bound, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the History Department, and the President’s office.
Festivities will begin at 10 a.m. with an introduction and a short presentation on the history of Cinco De Mayo Dr. Fawn-Amber Montoya, assistant professor of Chicano studies, in the Occiato University Center Ballroom. The admissions office will conduct tours of campus followed by lunch from 11:30 a.m.-noon.
Juan Alvarez, a Latino acoustic guitarist will provide complimentary music during the noon hour in advance of a presentation by well-known Mexican artist Simon Silva. Born in Mexicali, Mexico, Silva emigrated to the United States at a young as one of 11 children in a migrant farm worker family. His experience as a farm worker not only taught him the importance of education, but serves as an inspiration for most of his artwork. His works include Amor a Todas Horas
, Las Comadres
, Dos Mujeres
and Un Dia de Campo
Reservation of students or classes should be directed to Dr. Montoya at 719-549-2464 or firstname.lastname@example.org