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Acto Latino Theater Group was founded for the purpose of fostering interest in Hispanic/Latino language, culture, and literature through the presentation of Spanish-language plays to a diverse audience. Acto Latino encourages students, staff, faculty, and members of the community-at-large (regardless of background) to join the club. Interest in Hispanic/Latino culture, literature, language, and/or Spanish theater is the only requirement.
In the Spirit of Guelaguetza Event
The 'In the Spirit of Guelaguetza: A Celebration of Latin American Countries and Cultures' event on October 15th was a success! Here are some students from the Acto Latino and Los Amigos Spanish Club that attended the event!
Acto Latino and Dr. Bibiana Diaz
At the 2019 Club Leadership Awards Banquet, Acto Latino won the Excellency in Diversity Programming Award, out of about 150 clubs. Dr. Bibiana Diaz, the clubs' Advisor said, "I am so proud of our wonderful students!!! It is very rewarding to see how all of their work and dedication to the department and community has been rewarded!!"
Dr. Bibiana Diaz was also recognized as the Advisor of the Year.
This is continuing the pattern. In 2018, Acto Latino and Club Los Amigos were honored to receive the “Excellence in Diversity Programming" Award for hosting Día Latino.
CSUSB and the community gathered together to celebrate Latino culture. Tables representing different countries from Latin America promoted cultural awareness of the Latino community. There was also a DJ, games, food samples from different countries, and thanks to the generosity of San Manuel Student Union, we had mariachis and folkloric dancers.
Acto Latino Performance
Friday, November 9, 2018, students of Acto Latino had their second performance of this Fall’s play.
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration 2018
On October 6th, Acto Latino and its members participated in the city of Fontana's Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. Acto Latino among 20 vendors, Community Colleges, community clubs, artists, and more were able to promote the diversity of the Hispanic Culture and represent the WLL department and university through community outreach. Students were able to engage with the community and promote the Department of World Languages and Literatures along with CSUSB at the annual Gran Fiesta.
On October 9th, Acto Latino performed two plays in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. El Cruce de los Sueños is an original piece created from the real immigration experiences of Acto Latino students and relatives. Los Vendidos is an adaptation of an original play by Luis Valdez.
On October 11th, Acto Latino and Los amigos Spanish club also had the opportunity to participate in the Hispanic Serving Institution Student Showcase with the intention of recruiting students and highlighting minority serving organizations. The clubs tabled and interacted with about 175 students, as we celebrated CSUSB being a Minority and Hispanic Serving Institute. (We ran out of flyers and candy as well.)
Dia de los Muertos 2015-2017
Collaborated with ALFSS.
Dia Latino 2015-2017
Garcia Center for the Arts in San Bernardino November 10 & 11, 2017
Presented El Soldado Razo and El Cruce de los Sueños.
University of North Carolina, Pembroke September 29, 2017
Invited by Dr. Cecilia Lara to present El Soldado Razo and El Cruce de los Sueños.
La Mar Enforunta
Acto Latino and Los Amigos invited La Mar Enforunta from Mexico to perform and give us a taste of Sephardic music and culture at CSUSB on May 22, 2017.
Festival de Teatro Callejero Cuba April 15-23, 2017
Performed Luis Valdez' El Soldado Razo and an original piece written by the members of Acto Latino, El Cruce de los Sueños.
Presentation at CSUSB in the SMSU Theater on March 10th and April 13th 2017
Luis Valdez' El Soldado Razo and an original piece written by the members of Acto Latino, El Cruce de los Sueños.
Dia de la Raza 2017
FESTA (Festival de Teatro Alternativo) Colombia March 19-27, 2016
Invited the renowed playwrite, Carlos Satizabal, Acto Latino presented adaptions of Luis Valdez' La Quinta Temporada and Los Vendidos.