Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1973-05-041
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hicanos prepare for 'wee Symposiums, dancing emphasize heritage by Melinda Sowerby Films, speakers, music, dancing and art exhibits will be featured as the Association of Spanish and Mexican American Students present Chicano Emphasis Week, beginning May 7, and lasting until May 12. Activities will begin Monday at 10 a.m. with the presentation of a symposium film entitled El Teatro Campesino, to be held in the Weber State College Union Building foyer. At 11 a.m., Jorge Arce-Larreta, first state president for SOCIO (Spanish Organization for Community Integrity and Opportunity) will speak on the "Impact of the First State Chicano Conference." On a lighter side, "The Guadalupe Ballet Folkorico" will perform Chicano folk dances at noon in the Union Station. Mexican music will be presented at 1 p.m. in the UB foyer. A second symposium film, called "El Teatro Mexicatyl," will be presented Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the UB foyer. Also at 10 a.m., Dennis Roybal, coordinator of the Veterans Out Reach Program in Ogden, will speak on the "Chicano Veterans." Fall registration opens next week Students may pick up packets and class schedules for autumn quarter beginning May 7 in the registration office in the administration building. Schedule for pulling class cards for autumn quarter is as follows : Juniors and Seniors - Friday, May 11. Sophomores - Monday, May 14. Freshmen - Tuesday, May 15. Class cards will be given according to the schedule in the Union Building Ballroom. Fees may be paid beginning Monday, July 2, 1973 until Sept. 19, 1973. Students may either pay fees in person or by mail. A self-addressed envelope may be picked up at the registration office at the time packets are obtained for returning packets. Students may return both packets and course cards along with a check or money order to the registration office to complete registration. The pink receipt card will be mailed to the student after registration iscomplete. The UB foyer will be the location for a speech on "Law Enforcement and the Chicano," by Joe Gallego of the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union). At noon, two films will be shown in the UB Theater. The films are entitled, "Strangers in their Own Land," and "Mexican Americans, the Invisible Minority." A third symposium film, called "Movimiento Urbanos," will be presented at 10 a.m. in the UB foyer on Wednesday. Dr. Clark Knowlton, director of the Center of Study for Social Problems will speak at 11 a.m. on the "History of the Southwest" with the focus on the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. He will speak in the UB foyer. At noon, the dance group, Eva Natividad, from the University of Utah will perform in the Union Station. Thursday, the final symposium film, "Movimientos Rurales," will be shown in the UB foyer at 10 a.m. At 11 a.m., a film called "Mexican American Heritage and Destiny," will be shown in the Union Station. At noon, a speech on "Education," will be presented in the Fine Arts Little Theatre. The speaker will be Jose Cardenas, superintendent of schools in San Antonio, Tex. From 1-4 p.m., a Mexican art exhibit will be on display in the UB room 338. Friday and Saturday, there will be a Chicano Mobile Institute. This is a chort term institute, addressing Anglo-American administrators and educators in institutions of higher education. The main objective of it will be to provide training for faculty members to work with bi-lingual, bi-cultural students. Wrapping up the week's activities will be a Chicano Dance, to be held Saturday night from 8 p.m. to midnight. The dance will be held in the Ben Lomond Hotel Ballroom. Cost will be $2.50 per couple or $1.25 per person. All activities for the week are open to the public. "We would like to invite as many as possible ; students, faculty, staff and friends to attend several of the events," said George Levato, advisor to the group. Officers of ASMAS include George Fernandez, president, Paul Hinojosa, vice president, Pat Detterrera, secretary, and Jose Galindo, treasurer. if " "INSTEAD of getting together, get an education, get a degree, and then come back and help your people." So stated Peter K. McDonald, chairman of the Navajo Tribal Council speaking during Indian Emphasis Week at VVSC. Geteducation,degree speaker tells Indians by Sharon Harrington staff reporter "Instead of getting together, get an education, get a degree, and then come back and help your people," said Peter McDonald, chairman of the Navajo Tribal Council as he spoke to Weber State College students at an Indian Emphasis Week meeting. "We do not need you to spend two or three weeks at Wounded Knee ... what we do need is for you to spend two or three weeks up in the library." McDonald was invited to speak on "Indian self determination" but in his speech said that self determination does not "hit home." He stated that the different tribes are always generalized. i . ft. :& . - to ' j'1' I1 V. " ' l it . The picture portrayed by many people, explained McDonald, is an Indian with a headband, sitting under a pinion tree just tending his sheep. He stated that "you can't generalize; each is a separate group." McDonald reminisced of years ago when one common denominator was aimed for by the different tribes. "The result of this was that we weren't responsive to Indian needs because each of the organizations wanted to go its own way, and so the government took over." During his speech McDonald stated that the idea of sheep tenders has been shed. "Young people," he continued, "are aware of what is being done B ' V . . ' "v I J 5 and what is not being done; the result of this is impatience and impulsive reaction. "Young people see the government dragging it's feet in doing things that should have been done long ago." Chairman McDonald related that his family teachings were that you "never get something for nothing," and the hardships people endure were to "toughen you for the outside world." "I believe that this is what the Tribal Council is trying to teach." McDonald referring to college education said, "Stay with it. By receiving an education we will begin to make things work for us. "I believe that this is the road to Indian self determination," he concluded.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1973-05-04, Vol. 32, No. 49|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College|
|Description||Weber's current student newspaper, the Signpost, first appeared on September 29, 1937. For two years prior to that time, campus news was disseminated via announcements posted on a bulletin board known as the "Signpost". As a result, the masthead of the first issue of the paper itself featured a rudimentary wooden sign with the title spelled out in rustic-looking letters. Over the years the paper has been published continuously, though the look, size and style has changed several times.|
|Subject||College student newspapers and periodicals; Weber State College|
|Publisher Digital||Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Source||University Archives LD5893.W55 S5, Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Rights Management||Public Domain. Courtesy of University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.|