Otter Cross Cultural Center

Chicanx/Latinx Grad

The 2019 Chicanx and Latinx Grad will be held Sunday, May 5th (11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)

Latinx Legacy Award

The 2019 Latinx Grad Student Legacy Award recognizes a student from CSUMB who has contributed to the advancement of Latinxs CSUMB, local communities, and beyond. The award recipient will be a graduating student and will be invited to speak on stage to be recognized at the Chicanx and Latinx Grad on May 5, 2019. The application will be due March 1, 2019. Applicants will be notified by March 11, 2019.

Special Keynote-Anna Caballero

Anna Caballero was elected in November 2016 to the California State Assembly to represent the 30thAssembly District, which includes the Salinas Valley and Big Sur, San Benito County, Watsonville, Gilroy, andMorgan Hill.

Anna has a 30 year legacy of public service in her community. She received her undergraduate degree fromUC San Diego, and her law degree from UCLA. After graduating law school she moved to Salinas to providelegal services to farmworkers. Along with her partners, Anna made the commitment to open an office inSalinas and Hollister to provide legal services to working families at a reasonable price. She also started anon-profit called “Partners in Peace” to develop strategies to reduce youth and gang violence. At the requestof her housing association she ran for Salinas City Council and served for seven years; where she focused onaffordable housing, strengthening the business and commercial opportunities for growth, the redevelopmentof downtown, and providing more parks and recreational space for kids and families. She became the firstfemale Mayor of Salinas in 1998, and as Mayor she raised over $80,000 in private funds to fund city libraries,and she put a measure on the ballot to raise money for essential services during a state budget crisis.

Special Performance- Proyecto Lando: Afro-Peruvian Explosion!

Led by cajon player Pedro Rosales, Proyecto Lando is an Oakland-based band that combines traditional Afro-Peruvian genera with elements of Jazz and 70's Salsa, featuring a bright and funky saxophone section.

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Congratulations graduates of the Chicanx/Latinx Graduation of 2018!

See some of the memorable moments of the Chicanx/Latinx Graduation.