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Lecture: El Cinco de Mayo - An American Tradition

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2012
Time: 05:00 PM
- 07:00 PM

Location: Towers Conference Room


Sponsor: Latina/o Studies, Chavez Institute, Raza Alumni, Raza Faculty/Staff, Univ. Advancement

Contact: Cesar E. Chavez Institute

Phone: 415.405.7579

Why is Cinco de Mayo, a holiday commemorating a Mexican victory over the French at Puebla in 1862, so widely celebrated in the US, when it is scarcely observed in Mexico? Author David Hayes-Bautista will speak about how the holiday is not Mexican at all, but rather an American one, created by Latinos in California during the mid-19th century.


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