Program Overview

Our community’s histories are important for our present and future. Thanks to a grant from the Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs the school has

launched a history project called Nuestra Ciudad. The project explores the strategies that leaders like Carlos Rosario and Sonia Gutiérrez, our School’s co-founders, used to make significant gains for the Latino community during the 1970s.Those early gains paved the way for the rich network of community organizations that still exist today.

The project includes a series of talks or “charlas” with local community activists from the 1970s as well as a culminating celebration presented in partnership with the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.

Nuestra Ciudad History Timeline

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Charla 1: The Making of the Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs

Date and Time: March 23rd at 12:00pm
Location: Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs, 14th Street NW, Washington, DC

Speakers:
Jose Gutierrez, Community Leader and Organizer
Sonia Gutierrez, Founder of the Carlos Rosario School and Community Leader and Organizer

Access the presentation here.

Watch the video here.

Charla 2: Call to Action: Learning from 1970s Student Activism

Date and Time: April 17th at 6:30pm
Location: Carlos Rosario School Harvard Street Campus, 1100 Harvard Street NW, Washington, DC

Speakers:
Sonia Gutierrez, Founder of the Carlos Rosario School
Jose Sueiro, CEO/Director of Santimarin & Associates
Pedro Avilés, Organizational Development Specialist and Independent Consultant

Response:
Maria Vanessa Magana-Martinez, Carlos Rosario School Student Services Program Assistant and PAVE Member
Access the presentation here.
Watch the video here.

Charla 3: The Role of the Arts and Culture in Community-Building

Date and Time: July 24th at 6pm
Location: Gala Theatre, 3333 14th Street NW, Washington, DC

Speakers:
Carlos Arrien, Muralist
Rebecca & Hugo Medrano, co-founders of the GALA Theatre
Sonia Gutierrez, Founder of the Carlos Rosario School

Access the presentation here.

Thank you to all our presenters, collaborators and event coordinators!