California Indian Storytellers
Witness the cultural revitalization of a people
Join us for an evening of story, song, and language.
California Indian tribe members will be the featured speakers on November 2, 2007 when Las Positas College holds its second Friday evening event celebrating diversity in room 2420 in building 2400, the College’s new classroom building. It starts at 7:30 p.m.
The panel discussion will be enhanced by California Indian songs and storytelling. In recent years, California Indians have been focused on learning their ancestral languages, songs and traditional ceremonies to preserve their culture.
Confirmed speakers include Alex Ramirez, an Ohlone Tribe elder who lives in Livermore and Gregg Castro, a member of both the Salinan & Ohlone tribes. Castro has been working to preserve the culture of both tribes and will be telling traditional tribal stories. Our third speaker, Amber Machamer, is a member of the Chumash tribe from the central coast area of California who will present Chumash songs and stories. She is also the director of research and planning at Las Positas, and is coordinating the event.
Las Positas College and the Campus Change Network are providing a series of events celebrating diversity on the first Friday of each month.
The events are open to the public and are free of charge. The panel starts at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by a question and answer period.
Date: Friday, November 2, 2007
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Multi-Disciplinary Building, Room 2420
Contact: Amber Machamer, 925.424.1027