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Stanford Report, September 6, 2000

La Raza sponsors Big Lunch of Color

Traditional food, Spanish ballads and literary works will share the spotlight at the Sept. 15 Big Lunch of Color sponsored by La Raza Staff Association.

Recording artist Homero Oyarce, the troubadour who serenades patients at Stanford Hospital, and Adan Griego, the curator for the Latin American, Mexican American and Iberian Collections in Green Library, will headline the program.

The noon to 1 p.m. event will be held in the plaza outside El Centro Chicano in Old Union. All members of Stanford's ethnic staff groups and their supporters are welcome. A Mexican entrée will be provided. Asian American staff are asked to bring hors d'oeuvres; Native American staff, a side dish; African American staff, dessert; and Stanford Staffers, beverages.

Oyarce, who was born in a village in the foothills of the Peruvian Andes, will perform original compositions and play his acoustic guitar. Griego will discuss the extensive holdings that compose his collections.

Stanford's ethnic staff groups take turns hosting the Big Lunch of Color on a quarterly basis. This month's event falls on the eve of Mexican independence day.

For more information, contact Velda Garcia-Jones at 725-4358 or . SR