"Empowering La Raza Through Culture and Knowledge"

"Apoderando La Raza Con Cultura y Sabiduria"

La Raza Cultural Days (LRCD) is one of the SPAC Culture Days.



MONDAY, 5-9 12:00pm-1:00pm The Kick Off on the West Quad. Share in a cultural and educational celebration with a Chicano/Latino student organizational faire, traditional foods, music, Danzantes del Alma, conga and salsa exhibitions, and much more.

9:00am-3:00pm Youth Conference Sembrando Raices “Nuestra Juventud: El Poder de Ayer, Hoy y Manana”

6:00pm-8:00pm Art Exhibit and Reception Beauty and Passion: A Tribute to Magdalena Mora. Opening ceremony and reception will take place at MU II. Artwork displayed May 9th- May 13th.

7:00pm-8:30pm De Colores – Queer Identity in Nuestra Raza

TUESDAY, 5-10 6:00pm-10:00pm De Eso No Se Habla: Queer Latinidad and Experiences through Art

7:00pm-9:00pm Talent Show: “Noche de Estrellas” at CHEM 194 Come and enjoy a night of singing, dancing and other performances by local UCD talent.

Time TBA Donde esta La Raza? Latinos y La Ley.

WEDNESDAY 5-11 12:00pm-1:00pm Serial Carpens on the East Quad. A live performance by Davis' own Punk/Ska band.

12:00pm-2:00pm Chicano/a Studies Symposium

7:00pm-9:00pm Women of Color Poetry Reading

6:30pm-9:00pm Voicing Struggles and Resistance in Queer Raza Communities through artistic expression.

THURSDAY 5-12 8:00am-3:00pm Mujeres Ayudando La Raza 9th Annual Youth Conference

7:00pm-8:00pm The Military Industrial Complex & Higher Education

LRCD culminates on

Saturday, 5-14

11:00am - 5:00pm

on the UC Davis Campus



Live Music:

  • 104.3 Super Estrella
  • Trio Cardenal
  • Los Primos
  • Conquista Musical
  • DJ Peeti V

Cultural Dance Preformances:

  • Lambda Theta Nu ~ Step/Machetes Routine
  • Quetzalcoatl-Citlalli ~ Danza Azteca
  • Danzantes del Alma ~ Folklorico

Other Attractions:

  • Vendors
  • Traditional Foods
  • Raffles and Contests
  • Cuauhtemoc Unity Run 8:00 am East Quad
  • Health Fair
  • Childrens Fair
  • Science Fair


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2005-04-15 17:12:51   a few things. 1) don't be afraid to use your real name, it gives you more crediblity. 2) remember to preview before saving. saving repeatedley ties up the server with unnessary backup versions of the page. 3) events usually go on the events board. be sure to add your event there. —ArlenAbraham

2005-04-24 19:04:42   I second the first suggestion. —JackHaskel

2005-04-24 21:05:58   Thanks for the suggestions. Since this is a page representing the committee organizing this event I wanted to keep it general and easy to find among the pages by the name of the event. I've also added it to the events page. —LaRazaCulturalDays

2005-04-24 22:22:06   Might I suggest having this as a general page for the La Raza Culture Days? It's important that we have such a page anyways and this seems like a start. It'd rename the page and add spaces to it. Then I'd rename myself and start editing that page. Past history and a little synopsis of the event would be good. So would pictures and a review of this year's event once it happens. Check out the Whole Earth Festival page as an example. —JackHaskel

2005-04-24 23:03:20   why is it called cultural days if it's only one day long? —ArlenAbraham

2005-04-25 16:28:28   La Raza Cultural Days is actually a whole week long. During this week we have various programs relating to the latino culture and community. However, la gran tardeada is the culmination of the week long celebration and is the most family friendly. This page was meant to advertise the tardeada because it is the highlight of the week because it has so many features. As for elaborating on the page that sounds like a great idea and i'll work on it. —LaRazaCulturalDays

2005-04-25 16:31:41   Oh...I'm kind of new at this so i had a question. Can I rename the page without having to make a new one? And how can i rename myself so people know I'm editing the page but don't think that I am not the sole organizer of this event? —LaRazaCulturalDays

2005-04-25 17:38:07   rename the page by going to edit, then rename (there's a button below and to the left of the editing box). to rename yourself, just log out and create a new user account using your real name. —ArlenAbraham

2008-01-31 17:14:18   Why do "Native Americans" and "Latinos" each have their own separate set of cultural days? The vast majority of so-called "Latinos" are predominantly of "Native American" descent. They are just as much of "Indians" as the Natives of the U.S. The only big difference between the two is that one group was conquered by the Anglos, the other by the Spaniards. Excluding White and Black Latinos, "Latinos" and "Native Americans" are one people, so shouldn't they just combine both cultural days into one big event? It could possibly be called "Indigenous American Cultural Days". Let the White Latinos (i.e. Cubans, Argentines, Spaniards) have there own set of festivities. Also, this year better have more events that focus on Indigenous culture. It would be a shame if this years Latino Cultural Days didn't focus on "Indians" when so many Latinos (especially Xicanos!) are overhwhelmingly of "Indian" descent. —Maitl

2008-01-31 19:47:36   Yes there are similarities, butNative American culture is not the same as Latin@/Chican@ culture. It's like saying African culture and African-American culture are the same because they share common ancestry. Simple as that. —MattBlair