La Raza Cultural Days:
Semana de la Raza

In Lak'ech Ala Kin ☻ Si te sano a ti, me sano a mi ☻ If I heal you, I heal myself

April 25th-30th, 2016

La Raza Cultural Days aims to empower the Chicanx/Latinx community at UC Davis, while creating a space for diverse community to come together to address social, cultural, and political issues affecting our Chicanx/Latinx community. LRCD includes Semana de la Raza & La Gran Tardeada. Semana is a week of educational programs, symposiums, conferences, workshops, lectures, and entertainment. LRCD culminates with La Gran Tardeada, our large quad event on Saturday from 12-7pm.

Description of this year's theme:
Inspired by the poet Luis Valdez, and their poem "Pensamiento Serpentino", this years theme focuses on collective healing from an indigenous perspective. It also falls in line with this year’s Cross Cultural Center annual programming theme of Health and Healing. Through this year’s programs, we hope to create space to address how we heal within community while also contributing to the healing of our larger community.


***Please join as at our LRCD Facebook event page for more updates***

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Let’s Talk about Sexo w/ Consent
Join the conversation with Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. and Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. as we create a dialogue about sex education, domestic violence, and sexual assault prevention.
Meeting Room D in the Student Community Center

Passing on Ancestral Knowledge
This collaborative workshop will explore the intersectionality of shared healing and ancestral knowledges of the Chicanx/Latinx, African Diaspora, and Indigenous communities. We encourage the decolonization and reclaiming of these ancestral practices, bringing it into our everyday health and healing.
Meeting Room D in the Student Community Center

Women of Color Poetry Night
Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc., will be hosting an event in which community members have the opportunity to come together and share their stories through literature such as poetry and spoken word.
Multipurpose Room in the Student Community Center

Health Disparities in Rural Communities Workshop
We will address health disparities, and issues of health care that rural communities encounter in California as well as other countries This program will also include personal experiences of health care within these rural communities.
Meeting Room D in the Student Community Center

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Danza Azteca Workshop
Danza Azteca allows for sacred prayer to the four directions, nature, medicines, and the elements of life. Come and learn more about what Danza Azteca is about.
Hart Hall Lawn

Nuestra Comunidad:The UCD Chicanx/Latinx Experiences Photo Project
Yik’al Kuyum invites you to come to our showcase of our photo project highlighting the diverse experiences and testimonies of people within the UCD Chicanx/Latinx community.
Meeting Room D in the Student Community Center

Queering Solidarity: Brown Pride for Black Power
In this historic moment of the #BlackLivesMatter movement how are we as non-Black PoC still complicit in anti-Blackness? How are our liberations tied?
Meeting Room D in the Student Community Center

Justice for My Sister
Justice for My Sister is a documentary that follows a Guatemalan woman during her three-year battle to hold her sister's killer accountable. The film screening- followed by a small discussion- aims to expose the femicides, injustices, and violence against women taking place in Guatemala.
Multipurpose Room in the Student Community Center

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Violence Against Indigenous Women: Healing Across Borders
This project aims to bridge experiences of sexual/domestic violence against Indigenous women across borders. This space will create dialogue about these experiences, further disrupt colonial borders that hinder healing practices!
Meeting Room D in the Student Community Center

Queer Latinidad: Jotx y Poderosx
Queer Latinidad is a celebration of the LGBTQIA+ Chicanx/Latinx community. Featuring spoken word artist YOSIMAR REYES as our headliner. Want to perform? Contact Ruben Gil at:
Multipurpose Room in the Student Community Center

Mental Health Awareness within the Chicanx/Latinx Community
Mental illness if often stigmatized within the Chi/Lat community. Come join us in raising awareness about mental health within our community.
Meeting Room D in the Student Community Center

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Youth Conference
A day of workshops and student panels for middle and high school students from surrounding underrepresented areas. This conference is meant to empower students to pursue higher education.
Meeting Room D in the Student Community Center

Chicano Studies Symposium
The CHI Studies symposium serves as a contemporary issues forum that aims to engage the community in learning, sharing and discussing a topic/issue relevant to the Chicanx/Latinx Community. This year it will center around Access to Health within the immigration experience.
Memorial Union MU II

Reclaiming Ancestral Medicina: Navigating Mestizaje
How does a mestizx experience affect our approach to reclaiming indigenous medicines? Can we consciously undo the colonial project in our efforts?
Meeting Room D in the Student Community Center

Dreamer Voices
Dreamer Voices is an opportunity to come together and share our immigration stories and narratives through art, music, spoken word, or poetry. Join us.
Meeting Room D in the Student Community Center

Noche De Estrellas
Join the brothers of Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity Inc. at UC Davis as we host our Annual Noche de Estrellas! All members of the community are welcomed to showcase their talents and skills for the purpose of creating a fun environment as well as advocating cultural pride during La Raza Cultural Days.
Multipurpose Room in the Student Community Center

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Comida, Cultura, Comunidad
We will be celebrating the different cultures within our community through the sharing of food. Come enjoy delicious dishes from Latin American and Caribbean countries that will be provided by the La Raza Cultural Days Committee.
Hart Hall

Harvest of Empire: A Hxstory of Latinxs in the US
We will show the documentary "Harvest of Empire" which details how the US intervenes in Latin America, and the Caribbean. CENSOCA and Claudia Serrano will facilitate a guided discussion/debrief after the film.
Meeting Room D in the Student Community Center

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

Cuauhtémoc Run
The Annual Cuauhtemoc run is MEChA’s fundraiser for the Oscar E Gomez Scholarship. It is a 5/10k run around the UC Davis Arboretum.
The Prices are:
Pre- Registration: $8/Individual; $6/person for group 3 or more
Day Of: $10/Individual; $8/person for groups 3 or more
Wright Theatre

La Gran Tardeada
Open to the entire community! There will be live music, children’s activities, food and much more! Come celebrate our cultures, and enjoy this FREE event!
East Quad


La Raza Cultural Days is made possible by the year-long planning, fundraising and community building efforts of the LRCD Planning Committee. LRCD is funded by ASUCD, Office of Campus and Community Relations, Student Affairs, student fundraising efforts, and co-sponsorships generously provided by the Chicana/o Studies Program, Chicanx/Latinx Alumni Chapter-CAAA, Hispanic Staff Association, Yik'al Kuyum, Cross-Cultural Center, Student Assistants to the Chancellor, dedicated student organizations and other campus departments.

LRCD and the CCC would like to thank the Chicanx/Latinx community de UC Davis for their generous support. A special thanks to: Actos, Alpha Pi Sigma, CALESS, CASA, CHE, Danzantes del Alma, Delta Xi Phi, Gamma Zeta Alpha, Hermanas Unidas, Hermanos Macehual, Interested Ladies of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority Inc. at UC Davis, La Familia, La Raza Pre-Law, Lambda Theta Nu, Lambda Theta Phi, MeCha, M.O.B. Dance Legacy, Mujeres Ayudando La Raza, Sigma Lambda Beta, Sigma Lambda Gamma, Sigma Pi Alpha, Sigma Omega Nu, SPEAK, and Yik'al Kuyum. ¡Gracias!

La Gran Tardeada

Saturday, April 30th, 2016
UC Davis Outdoor East Quad

La Gran Tardeada 2012
Program Coordinator Daniel
Daniel Cardenas
Program Coordinator
Phone: (530) 752-4057
Student Coordinator Silvia
Silvia Marquez Alcala
La Raza Culture Days Co-Coordinator
Office hours: M: 12-2pm | T: 1-2pm | Th: 4-6pm
Student Coordinator Jorge
Jorge De Luna Brizuela
La Raza Culture Days Co-Coordinator
Office hours: M,W,F: 12-1pm | T,Th: 10am-12pm
Student Coordinator Angel
Angel Espanta Pacheco
Chicanx/Latinx Community Coordinator
Office hours: M,W,F: 12-1pm | T,Th: 10am-12pm
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