April 18 & 20: World Languages Fair & World Heritage Day

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Event Schedule available below!

 Los Angeles-based poet Mariano ZaroSanta Rosa, CA — Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) World Languages Department (formerly known as the Modern & Classical Languages and American Sign Language department) will host a World Languages Fair (WLF) on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. It takes place at Emeritus Plaza from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. on the Santa Rosa Campus. The free event will include presentations in different languages, music, dances, children’s games, and an “International Café” area providing free food. All are invited to attend and learn more about the myriad language offerings available at Santa Rosa Junior College. 

On April 18, acclaimed Los Angeles-based poet Mariano Zaro will read original poetry at the World Language Fair. Originally from Spain, Zaro’s life and work embody all the creative aspects of cultural expression and language learning.  The Rio Hondo College Spanish professor is also the host of the popular PoetryLA interview series.

Events such as the WLF are essential in forging a better understanding and acceptance of diverse communities (both local and global), multiculturalism, and multilingualism.

The fair supports one of SRJC’s many mission statements: “We foster critical and reflective civic engagement and thoughtful participation in diverse local and global communities.” 

The event is made possible through funds raised by the World Languages Fair Committee, led by Spanish professor Araceli Osorio, and support from Dean of Language Arts and Academic Foundation Robert Holcomb.

To use campus parking, a permit is required and costs $4.


World Heritage Daycartoonist and satirist Lalo Alcaraz
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Lawrence A. Bertolini Student Center
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

On April 20, nationally syndicated cartoonist and satirist Lalo Alcaraz will conduct an interactive lecture at SRJC’s Santa Rosa campus. Alcaraz is creator of the daily comic strip, “La Cucaracha,” which has been in syndication since 2003; he has produced editorial cartoons for the L.A. Weekly since 1992. The son of Mexican immigrants, Alcaraz has used his art to express social observations, which are often critiques, for over two decades. Alcaraz will discuss uses of creativity and satire as forms of social engagement, among other topics. This lecture is being hosted by the Puente Program, Language Arts and Academic Foundations, and the SRJC Latino Faculty and Staff Association.  

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