Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois

FRIDA Movie (English) | Friday, September 12th at 6pm


Introduction by CherriRittenhouse, RVC Art Professor. Kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with the visually stunning
film about Frida Kahlo, one of Mexico’s most prominent, iconoclastic painters. Admission will be $2.

Located in: Woodward Technology Center | WTC | 117/119



Dr. Michael J. Gonzales Lecture | Soldaderas | Wednesday, September 17th at 1:30pm

“Women in the Mexican Revolution: Image and Reality” Women participated in the Mexican Revolution as soldiers,
political activists and prominent artists. Their experiences reflect the opportunities and limitations created by a
revolutionary movement within in a patriarchal society.

Located in: Student Center Atrium

Dr. Pilar Melero Lecture | Chicanas | Wednesday, September 24th at 12pm

Dr. Melero will examine the different groups who make up the largest part of the Latino population in the United States
(Mexican/Americans/Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, Nicaraguans and other Central Americans.) She
will examine historical reasons for migration and issues, challenges facing the Latino communities in the U.S.

Located in: Student Center Atrium

Tres Vidas Performance | Thursday, September 25th at 7:30 pm

Enjoy this truly unique celebration—the extraordinary Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Salvadoran
peasant-rights activist Rufina Amaya, and Argentine poet Alfonsina Storni—all portrayed by one
actress/singer and featuring the music of Core Ensemble.

Located in: Performing Arts Room (PAR)


Tres Vidas Workshop | Friday, September 26th at 10:00am

An educational workshop regarding the three lives that inspired the Tres Vidas performance.

Located in: Performing Arts Room (PAR)

Sylvia Mendoza Author | The Book of Latina Women Sylvia Mendoza
Wednesday, October 1st at 6:00pm

“Education as the Stepping Stone to Personal Success” Sylvia shares how women’s
empowerment and education have fueled her own inspiration, while encouraging her
fellow women to make a positive mark in the world.

Located in: Student Center Atrium


Panel Discussion | Thursday, October 9th from 12-1pm

Join us for an educational and entertaining multi-generational panel discussion focusing on current Hispanic topics. Lunch will be served following the discussion.

Located in: Stenstrom Center Commons (SCCE)

Mi Familia Movie (Spanish & English)
Friday, October 10th at 6:00pm

This captivating movie caps off our celebration, chronicling three generations of the
Sanchez family as they ‘live the American dream’ in East Los Angeles, beginning with their
immigration in the 1930s. Admission will be $2.

Located in: Woodward Technology Center | WTC | 117/119