|September 12, 2003
WHO: The Gavilan College Associated Student Body
WHAT: invites the community to a celebration of Mexican Independence Day, 16 de septiembre, that will include food, music, dance, a forum on Proposition 54, speakers, and a voter registration drive. The theme of this year is independence and voting rights. All events are free and open to the public. Lunch
WHERE: The events will take place on the Gavilan College Gilroy campus, 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 16, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
8 a.m. - 9:25 a.m. Forum on Proposition 54: collection of racial data. Speakers from both sides of this issue will speak and answer questions. California voters will decide upon Proposition 54 in October.
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.: A voter registration booth will be helping people to register to vote, and answering questions about voter registration.
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. : Lunch will be available for sale: Barbecue carne asada /chicken with bean and rice!
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. - a performance by the Gavilan College Folklorico Dancers.
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.- a performance by the band Somos
12 noon - 12:15 - Speakers including Lupe Arellano and John Perez will speak on the importance of voting in the upcoming elections.
12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.- Speakers from the Green Lining Institute will discuss Proposition 54
12:45 p.m - 1:00 p.m. - Angie Rasso from the Voter Registration program
WHY: Associated Student Body representative and event organizer Rigo Lopez said: "As a student I believe that the 16th of September symbolizes a universal independence, freedom and liberation for everyone in the world. It's a shared independence that provides everyone the opportunity to vote and elect their government officials : for the people and by the people in a democratic society."