OC Reforma Meeting & Social

Oct 22, 2016 @ 10:00 am

Join the OC Chapter of Reforma for our October chapter meeting at the Santa Ana Public Library Saturday, October 22, 2016 10am-12pm Santa Ana Public Library LMT Administration Office (2nd Floor) 26 Civic Center Plaza Santa Ana, CA 92701 After our meeting, join us for a social gathering! We will venture to Downtown Santa Ana for a no-host lunch and enjoy the day at the 2nd Annual Viva La Vida 2016 - Amor Eterno Dia de Los Muertos Festival at the Santa Ana train station. Enjoy community-built altars, food, entertainment, cultura y más! This is a free & family friendly event so all are welcome! For more information on Viva la Vida: http://vivalavidasantaana.com/


2016 Scholarship Awards & June Social

Jun 10, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Join the OC Chapter of Reforma as we award our 2016 scholarship recipients at our June social event. Friday, June 10, 2016 6pm-8pm Eureka Irvine 4143 Campus Drive Irvine, CA 92612 (University Center) We will also introduce our new chapter board for 2016-2018 and have announcements/information to share. Join us for this very special occasion. We will be in the outside picnic area, so dress accordingly. The restaurant can split checks by table, but not individually so please consider bringing cash to expedite closing out of checks. Find out more about Eureka! Irvine here: http://www.yelp.com/biz/eureka-irvine-2 http://www.eurekarestaurantgroup.com/


2016-2018 OC REFORMA Nominations NOW OPEN!

May 2, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Nominate an Orange County Chapter of REFORMA member for a position on the chapter's incoming board. You may also nominate yourself or volunteer for a position using this form. NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN, submit yours here: http://goo.gl/forms/ELQLR8rJkN Positions are 2 year commitments (4 years for Vice President/President Elect). You must be an OC Chapter member to nominate someone else or to be nominated. However, you may nominate new members or invite individuals to join the chapter in order to be nominated. If you wish to renew your membership visit: http://www.reforma.org/join Members who have previously served on the OC REFORMA board can serve again in any capacity if nominated. Positions available: -Vice President/President Elect (will serve as chapter president from 2018-2020) -Secretary -Historian Other positions: -Incoming Chapter President: Brenda Ramirez (2016-2018) -Treasurer: Al Milo (continuing) Nominations close Monday, May 16th at 6 pm OC Chapter members will vote using an online portal and new officers will be announced at our June 10th scholarship meeting/social.


OC REFORMA Scholarships NOW OPEN

Apr 25, 2016 @ 9:00 am

Apply for the OC Chapter of Reforma scholarships for 2016-2017 Applications ACCEPTED BEGINNING APRIL 1ST The Orange County Chapter of REFORMA seeks to support the recruitment and retention of bilingual Spanish/English students to the profession of librarianship through local REFORMA chapter scholarship funds. Scholarship applicants should fulfill the following requirements: Patricia Ayala Family Scholarship -Be a resident of Southern California Serrato Family Scholarship -Be a resident of Orange County, California All Applicants must: -Currently attend or have been accepted to any ALA-accredited institution for Fall 2016 -Be bilingual/bicultural (Spanish/English) and/or committed to working with the Latino community Apply online at: http://tinyurl.com/ocreformascholarship APPLICATION DEADLINE: MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016 Note: Scholarship awards are to be applied to school expenses. The number and the amount of each scholarship will be determined by available funds. A committee of chapter members reviews applications and winners are announced at the June, 2016 chapter meeting. For more information contact: Albert Tovar 562-477-6493 albert90631@gmail.com


OC REFORMA April 2016 Meeting

Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Join the OC Chapter of Reforma for the April 2016 Chapter Meeting. We will discuss upcoming scholarships, chapter elections, updates, and more! Monday, April 18th 6pm - 8 pm Santa Ana Public Library (2nd Floor - Meeting Room A) 26 Civic Center Plaza Santa Ana, CA 92701 The Santa Ana Public Library is located at the corner of Civic Center and Ross. Please park in the parking structure next (West side) of the library and we will provide you with parking validation for the meeting. We welcome students and new members with open arms. Send agenda items by Wednesday, April 13th. For more information, contact: ocreforma@gmail.com


OC REFORMA February 2016 Meeting

Feb 4, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for our first chapter meeting of 2016! Thursday, February 4, 2016 6pm-8pm Orange County Public Libraries Headquarters Facility 1501 E. St. Andrew PL Santa Ana, CA 92705 Visitors may park in any marked stall. Once the visitor enters the lobby entrance, there is a phone available there they can call extension 90365. We will be meeting in Meeting Room A, which is the Meeting Room closest to the lobby entrance. We will discuss upcoming scholarships, elections, grants, share news and updates, and more! We will also receive a quick tour of the OCPL HQ building from Chapter Secretary Beatriz Preciado. Please send agenda items to David Lopez by Tuesday, February 2nd.


REFORMA @ 2015 Noche de Altares

Nov 7, 2015 @ 12:00 pm

Join the OC Chapter of Reforma as they celebrate Día de los Muertos for the 4th year in a row at Orange County's largest Day of the Dead celebration, Noche de Altares (Santa Ana, CA). REFORMA will have an information booth with resources and books to give out for families and children who visit the booth. Saturday, November 7, 2015 12 pm - 10 pm 4th Street in Downtown Santa Ana, CA Be a part of the fun! Sign-up to be at the booth for a shift and join us for one of our favorite outreach events of the year! Calavera faces and attire are welcome! Sign-up here: https://goo.gl/mXuD47 This is a FREE all-day event that celebrates culture with music, altars, food, and amazing vendors and organizations who come together to honor our communities. Questions? Contact us: ocreforma@gmail.com Check out these great photos from last year's amazing event: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.593062520815557.1073741833.256149384506874&type=3


El Norte presented by OCPL, OC REFORMA and The Frida Cinema

Oct 15, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

OC Public Libraries, OC Chapter of Reforma and The Frida Cinema invite you to celebrate the Big Read with a special screening of the movie, “El Norte” (1983). This film is an unforgettable story of teenage siblings Rosa and Enrique as they travel on their journey toward lives as undocumented immigrants in Los Angeles. El Norte (1983) Directed by Gregory Nava Written by Gregory Nava and Anna Thomas Rated R Total runtime: 141 min. Mayan Indian peasants, tired of being thought of as nothing more than "brazos fuertes" ("strong arms", i.e., manual laborers) and organizing in an effort to improve their lot in life, are discovered by the Guatemalan army. After the army destroys their village and family, a brother and sister, teenagers who just barely escaped the massacre, decide they must flee to "El Norte" ("the North", i.e., the USA). After receiving clandestine help from friends and humorous advice from a veteran immigrant on strategies for traveling through Mexico, they make their way by truck, bus and other means to Los Angeles, where they try to make a new life as young, and undocumented immigrants. Written by Ed Cannon ecannon@mail.utexas.edu


Breakfast & Business – OC REFORMA October meeting

Oct 10, 2015 @ 10:00 am

Join the Orange County Chapter of REFORMA for a special Breakfast and Business meeting at OC’s famous, Jägerhaus. Our very own Oktoberfest! Saturday, October 10, 2015 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (approximately) Jägerhaus German Restaurant 2525 East Ball Road at 57 Fwy Anaheim, CA 92806 Check them out before we get there! http://www.jagerhaus.net/ http://www.yelp.com/biz/j%C3%A4gerhaus-anaheim-2 We will have updates on the coming year’s outreach and social activities, REFORMA national reports, member announcements, and more! Join us as we celebrate Fall! Send agenda items to ocreforma@gmail.com by 10/7/15. Please invite returning or new members as well as current or prospective MLIS students!


OC REFORMA Chapter Meeting – August 2015

Aug 6, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

Join the OC Chapter of REFORMA for our August 2015 meeting: Thursday, August 6, 2015 Anaheim Public Library Haskett Branch 2650 W. Broadway Anaheim, CA 92804 ALA Annual recaps, REFORMA's Children in Crisis Task Force updates, announcements, and more! New and returning members welcome! Bring a student, bring a friend, bring a colleague! Got an agenda item? Send it to ocreforma@gmail.com by Monday, August 3rd. Thank you to OC member Guadalupe Gomez and the Anaheim Public Library for hosting!


June 2015 Meeting and Scholarship Award Social

Jun 12, 2015 @ 6:30 pm

Join the OC Chapter of REFORMA for an evening of celebration as we present several deserving MLIS students with our annual scholarship awards. Friday, June 12, 2015 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Luna Kutsi 201 N. Broadway Santa Ana, CA 92701 We will begin with a brief chapter meeting for special announcements and new business, then proceed with our scholarship presentations. The remainder of the evening will be a social gathering where you can get to know the OC Chapter members, scholarship winners, and make new friends and REFORMA familia. Menus will be available for those who would like to enjoy from Luna Kutsi's gourmet gastronomy and mixology. Luna Kutsi: The Art of Mexican Cuisine, one of the hottest new restaurants in the Santa Ana Artist Village. http://goo.gl/pxv9Fj Please send any items you would like to discuss during the early portion of this meeting by Tuesday, June 9th to ocreforma@gmail.com We hope you can join us! If you wish to attend, please use this event as an RSVP we will be using it for reservation headcount.


OC REFORMA Student Scholarships!

Apr 18, 2015 @ 12:00 pm

Please share with/invite MLIS students in the Southern California area. Application process is now open! The OC Chapter of Reforma is proud to offer their annual scholarships. All applicants must be: -Currently attending or have been accepted to any ALA-accredited institution for Fall 2015 (with proof of acceptance) -Be bilingual/bicultural (Spanish/English) and/or committed to working with the Latino community Patricia Ayala Family Scholarship -Must be a Southern California resident Serrato Family Scholarship -Must be an Orange County resident DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION HERE: http://goo.gl/bKNLcz Deadline for application is Friday, May 22, 2015 (postmarked). Only hard copies of the application will be accepted. See application for complete details. Winners will be announced at a special June 2015 meeting of the OC Chapter of REFORMA. For more information, contact: Albert Tovar, Scholarship Committee Chair (562)477-6493 albert90631@gmail.com Good luck!


OC REFORMA Offering RNCV Student Scholarship

Feb 28, 2015 @ 4:00 pm

The OC Chapter of Reforma is proud to offer a scholarship for the upcoming RNCV (REFORMA Reforma National Conference V) to an eligible library school student. Applicants must be: -Current MLIS Students -Residents of Southern California -Available to attend RNCV during April 1-4, 2015 To apply, submit the form and short essay response by March 12, 2015 to ocreforma@gmail.com Application can be found here: http://goo.gl/7Zk0GP For those who are also interested, the form has information about the CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS which is available to current MLIS students as well. Spread the word and we will see you at RNCV!


OC REFORMA Chapter Meeting – February 2015

Feb 26, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for our first chapter meeting of 2015 at the OCPL La Habra Branch! Thursday, February 26, 2015 6 p.m.-8 p.m 221 East La Habra Boulevard La Habra, CA 90631 We will have chapter updates, recaps on ALA Midwinter, the latest in RNC V planning, reminisce about our SoCal Chapters gathering, and discuss scholarships, mini-grants, and more! Send agenda items to dlopez5@santa-ana.org by 02/20/15 Join us!


SoCal Chapters Annual Gathering

Jan 18, 2015 @ 4:00 pm

You’re invited! 4th Annual REFORMA SoCal Chapters gathering Hosted by Orange County REFORMA Sunday, January 18, 2015 4pm-8pm Toyama Karate Studio 2525 N. Grand Avenue, Unit Z Santa Ana, CA 92705 $20 – General $15 – Students To make reservations: Send a check or money order to REFORMA Orange County Chapter, P.O. Box 832, Anaheim, CA 92815 Or RSVP and pay day of event, cash accepted. Please RSVP to dlopez5@santa-ana.org by January 2, 2015 for catering purposes An evening of Southern California REFORMA familia love with friends new and old! Don’t miss it! Food -- Música -- Prizes -- Chapter updates -- Memories Our special guests for the evening, OC notable, DJ Yellow Black Bird (Named 2011's Best DJ by the OC Weekly), and Santa Ana's finest grassroots Son Jarocho group, Son del Centro will grace us with their art of música. Get ready for some cumbias, oldies, and traditional sounds. Need directions? Follow this link: https://goo.gl/maps/kiHrD


REFORMA @ 12th Annual Noche de Altares

Nov 1, 2014 @ 8:00 am

It’s that time of year again to celebrate when the world of the living collides with the world of spirits at Santa Ana’s 12th Annual Noche de Altares event! Saturday, November 1st, 2014 4th and Birch Streets Santa Ana, CA 1-10pm Join us for a FREE day and night full of beautifully constructed altares, great music, traditional food, vendors, and do some outreach for libraries while you’re at it! This will also be a MEET & GREET opportunity with the OC Chapter who will be joining forces with the LA Chapter of REFORMA! This year, OC REFORMA will have an information and book booth where we will hand out library information to families and 2,000 FREE books to children who visit our booth. To be a part of the fun, sign-up for as many time slots you’d like at the following link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YScN8s2pMBfiBITN11N887CafKTj_THTM8v8zF14UP8/edit?usp=sharing This year marks the 3rd year OC REFORMA participates in the great cultural event in Orange County and we hope to bring a strong presence in the community with our knowledge of library resources and our passion for working with underserved populations. For more information on Noche de Altares, visit: http://nochedealtares.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/NocheDeAltares/ Here are some photos from last year’s successful event: https://www.facebook.com/ocreforma?ref=hl#!/media/set/?set=a.416519531803191.1073741831.256149384506874&type=3 If you have any suggestions on how to make this event a bigger success for us, please send your suggestions to: dlopez5@santa-ana.org Thank you and we hope to see you at Noche de Altares!


OC REFORMA Meeting @ Costa Mesa Library (Donald Dungan Branch)

Oct 2, 2014 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for our next chapter meeting Thursday, October 2, 2014 6pm - 8pm OC Public Libraries - Costa Mesa - Donald Dungan 1855 Park Ave, Costa Mesa, CA, 92627 (where 19th and Park Ave intersect) Join us to discuss our booth at Noche de Altares, Santa Ana's Dia de los Muertos Celebration, announcements, updates, and more! Invite Reformistas, new and old! (Free parking is located next to the library or along residential streets) For more information: David Lopez - President / OC REFORMA dlopez5@santa-ana.org


OC REFORMA Meeting @ Garfield Community Center (Santa Ana)

Aug 14, 2014 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for our next chapter meeting Thursday, August 14, 2014 6 pm - 8pm There will be a 15-minute tour of the center promptly at 6 pm Santa Ana Public Library's new Garfield Community Center 501 N. Lacy Santa Ana, CA 92701 (where Lacy and 5th Street intersect) Join us to welcome our new chapter officers, ALA recaps, announcements, updates, and more! Invite Reformistas, new and old! (Parking is located next to the center or along residential streets) For more information: David Lopez - President / OC REFORMA dlopez5@santa-ana.org


OC REFORMA Meeting & Summer Potluck Social

Jun 20, 2014 @ 6:00 pm

Please join us for the next OC REFORMA Chapter Meeting which will be held at the Anahaeim Public Library, Haskett Branch. Friday, June 20th @ 6 p.m. 2650 W. Broadway Anaheim, CA 92804 (between Magnolia and Dale, in Maxwell Park) There is much to celebrate, so our June meeting will also be a Summer Social where we will be recognizing our new chapter officers, our scholarship awards, MLIS graduations, library retirements, and recent acheivements! This is a potluck style social, a sign-up list can be found at the following location: https://docs.google.com/document/d/153Tzy8usYXFyoQWP6_MOcb9fzwPArJ9sTpKYHCPjFNA/edit RSVP on this event and please feel free to invite other members, it would be great to see faces new and old! Thank you to our member Guadalupe Gomez for hosting this event.


OC REFORMA Scholarship

Apr 15, 2014 @ 6:00 am

The Orange County Chapter of REFORMA is proud to present its annual scholarship award. Are you a current or incoming Library School student who wants to dedicate themselves to working with underserved populations? Apply for the OC REFORMA Scholarship, we want to get to know you! Application is due May 23, 2014. Download the application here: http://static.squarespace.com/static/530bf851e4b05b2f941b9252/t/534c7f51e4b0c31f4e676ff1/1397522257137/REFORMA%20SCHOLARSHIP%202014-2015%20FINAL-pdf.pdf


OC REFORMA Chapter Meeting – Katie Wheeler Library

Apr 10, 2014 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for our next chapter meeting! Thursday, April 10, 2014 6 pm - 8 pm Orange County Public Library Katie Wheeler Branch 13109 Old Myford Rd. Irvine, CA 92602 We will be awarding our Annual Día Mini-grants and discussing many important items pertinent to our National and chapter organization. Hope to see you there!


OC REFORMA Día Mini-grants!

Mar 12, 2014 @ 10:00 am

Submit your Día event and you could be awarded a $250 grant to help make it possible! Deadline to apply: Friday, April 4, 2014 Applications available at: www.reformaoc.org Be sure to read the guidelines before submitting Winners announced at the April 10th Chapter Meeting! https://www.facebook.com/events/219220871619351/?context=create&source=49 For more information, contact: David Lopez, Orange County Chapter of REFORMA dlopez5@santa-ana.org **Awards will go to new applicants or applicants who have not been awarded by OC REFORMA in the past.**


Chapter Meeting

Feb 8, 2014 @ 10:00 am

Join us for our OC Chapter of Reforma Chapter meeting at Cal State Fullerton's Pollak Library. Saturday, February 8, 2014 10:15am-12:00pm (the library opens at 10 am) 1st floor - PLN 121 (Reference Work Room) Parking is FREE on the weekends http://www.fullerton.edu/ There will be no META meeting before the regular meeting. If you have an agenda item, please send it to us by Thursday, February 6th. Hope to see you there!


OC Reforma @ Noche de Altares

Nov 2, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

Join the OC Chapter of Reforma and hundreds of other organizations and families as they commemorate the lives of many at this year's "Noche de Altares" event in Downtown Santa Ana. This year, OC Reforma will be honoring deceased Latin musicians and composers. Please join us at this free, family-friendly event! Help us build our altar, sit with us during one of the shifts, or simply stop by to say, "Hello" Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 1pm-10pm Here's a look at last year's event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7PRA27aC6I&feature=c4-overview&list=UU4JgZR-Gs8La0L4vEd_rkAQ


Call for Artwork – Memories of Migration

Mar 1, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

OC REFORMA in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Santa Ana Public Library, and Pollak Library are hosting a special exhibit running from July 10-August 25, 2017. All accepted work will be on exhibit at the Pollak Library Terrace, California State University, Fullerton. Call for artwork runs from December 10, 2016 – March 19, 2017 (EXTENDED). Memories of Migration: Telling our Stories & Connecting our Journeys is the culmination of a grant received by the Institute of Museum and Library Services that has been dedicated to chronicling the migration stories of those in the Orange County area. While primarily focusing on Latino history in and around Orange County, the project has collected hundreds of migration stories from individuals from all walks of life to demonstrate that migration is a universal part of the human condition. Call for artwork: The selection committee is seeking original artwork in any medium. The foundation for the artwork must revolve around the idea of migration, but in your own interpretation. No more than 5 works can be submitted per artist. Wall space is limited. Notice of acceptance will be sent by April 9, 2017 Completed works or concepts that will be completed by May 1, 2017 will be accepted. Applications must include the following: -Artist name -Artist statement describing your vision for the works as they relate to migration (not to exceed 200 words) -Current contact information -Titles of works -Work descriptions (not to exceed 50 words per work) -Links to image samples SUBMIT HERE http://tinyurl.com/memoriesofmigration Installation of work: Exhibit installation will occur July 3, 2017 De-installation will occur August 31, 2017 For more information visit www.reformaoc.org or contact ocreforma@gmail.com


Scholarship Fundraiser – OC Reforma

Mar 2, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

Contribute to the OC REFORMA scholarship fundraiser from March 1 - 31, 2017! Visit: http://reformaoc.org/donate/ to make a tax deductible contribution Help the OC REFORMA reach their goal of $3,500 All contributions go directly to students from Southern California & Orange County pursuing careers in librarianship and who seek to serve diverse communities. Donors will get a special "thank you" on the OC REFORMA website & social media! Help us support the librarians of tomorrow!


Scholarship Fundraiser – OC Reforma

Mar 20, 2017 @ 11:00 am

Contribute to the OC REFORMA scholarship fundraiser from March 1 - 31, 2017! Visit: http://reformaoc.org/donate/ to make a tax deductible contribution Help the OC REFORMA reach their goal of $3,500 All contributions go directly to students from Southern California & Orange County pursuing careers in librarianship and who seek to serve diverse communities. Donors will get a special "thank you" on the OC REFORMA website & social media! Help us support the librarians of tomorrow!


OC Reforma 2017-2018 Scholarships

Apr 12, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

Orange County Chapter of REFORMA Invites current and future Master’s degree library and information studies students to participate in its 2017-18 SCHOLARSHIPS COMPETITION For more information contact: Albert Tovar, Committee Chair Phone: 562-477-6493 E-mail: albert90631@gmail.com The Orange County Chapter of REFORMA seeks to support the recruitment and retention of bilingual Spanish/English students to the profession of librarianship through local REFORMA chapter scholarship funds. The application deadline for the scholarships is: Friday, May 26, 2017 (postmarked) To apply for a scholarship:  Complete the application form provided HERE  Present proof of California residence or Orange County, California residence. [For example, a photocopy of your California driver’s license or California ID card.]  Present proof of acceptance/attendance at any ALA-accredited institution. [For example, a photocopy of your letter of acceptance, a list of current classes or an unofficial copy of your transcript.]  Include a personal statement of at least 500 words. [The statement should be typed, double-spaced, and include information about your background that is relevant to the scholarship goals and a description of your commitment to working with the Latino community.] Scholarship applicants should fulfill the following requirements: Patricia Ayala Family Scholarship -Be a resident of Southern California Serrato Family Scholarship -Be a resident of Orange County, California All Applicants must: Currently attend or have been accepted to any ALA-accredited institution for Fall 2017 Be bilingual/bicultural (Spanish/English) and/or committed to working with the Latino community Note: Scholarship awards are to be applied to school expenses. The number and the amount of each scholarship will be determined by available funds. A committee of chapter members reviews applications and winners will be announced at the June 16, 2017 chapter meeting (Location TBD) The application deadline is: Friday, May 26, 2017 (postmarked) Mail completed applications to: Albert Tovar, Scholarship Committee Chair REFORMA: Orange County Chapter 115 Villa Rita Drive La Habra Heights, CA 90631


Call for Proposals – Memories of Migration

May 5, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

The Orange County Chapter of REFORMA, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Santa Ana Public Library, and Pollak Library, is seeking proposals to present at the “Memories of Migration: Telling our Stories & Connecting our Journeys” conference on Friday, August 11, 2017 at the University of California, Fullerton. Memories of Migration: Telling our Stories & Connecting our Journeys is the culmination of a grant received by the Institute of Museum and Library Services that has been dedicated to chronicling the migration stories of those in the Orange County area. While primarily focusing on Latino history in and around Orange County, the project has collected hundreds of migration stories from individuals from all walks of life to demonstrate that migration is a universal part of the human condition. Presentations must have any of the following themes in a library, academic or professional setting: • Migration • Oral history • Local (Orange County) history • Immigration • Latino history • Any work that can be justified to fit the theme of this conference Proposals can be for presentations that are between 5 minutes (Ignite*) and 30 minutes in length. *Ignite sessions – Quick, condensed and concise way of presenting a topic, usually within five minutes. For more information, please contact: ocreforma@gmail.com PROPOSAL DEADLINE: May 19, 2017 Submit here: https://tinyurl.com/Memoriesproposals


Memories of Migration Art Exhibit

Jul 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

The OC Chapter of Reforma, in partnership with the City of Santa Ana Parks, Recreation, and Public Library, Pollak Library at CSUF and Institute of Museum and Library Services is proud to present "Memories of Migration: Telling our Stories & Connecting our Journeys" an art exhibit that will take you on a voyage of migration. July 10-August 27, 2017 OPENING RECEPTION: July 8, 2017 / 5pm-7pm Cal State Fullerton - Pollak Library (2nd Floor Terrace) 800 N. State College Blvd. Fullerton, CA 92831 Memories of Migration: Telling our Stories & Connecting our Journeys is the culmination of a grant received by the Institute of Museum and Library Services that has been dedicated to chronicling the migration stories of those in the Orange County area. While primarily focusing on Latino history in and around Orange County, the project has collected hundreds of migration stories from individuals from all walks of life to demonstrate that migration is a universal part of the human condition. Enjoy artwork by the following artists: -Armando Cepeda -Jackie Cordova -Armando Cortes -Beatriz del Olmo-Fiddelman -Victoria Delgadillo -Juan M. Gomez -Cristina Hernandez -Humberto Montano, Jr. -Alberto Romero -Student art from C.E. Utt Middle School Library Club There will be a special event exhibit viewing during our Memories of Migration: Telling our Stories - One Day Conference on August 11, 2017. For more information, visit: www.reformaoc.org


Memories of Migration: Telling our Stories – One Day Conference

Aug 11, 2017 @ 8:30 am

The OC Chapter of Reforma, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Santa Ana Public Library, and Pollak Library, proudly presents the “Memories of Migration: Telling our Stories & Connecting our Journeys” conference on Friday, August 11, 2017 at the University of California, Fullerton Pollak Library, PLN-130. Memories of Migration Art Exhibit will be on display from July 10-August 27, 2017 at the Pollak Library at CSUF Terrace exhibit space on the 2nd floor; OPENING RECEPTION July 8th from 5pm-7pm Memories of Migration: Telling our Stories & Connecting our Journeys is the culmination of a grant received by the Institute of Museum and Library Services that has been dedicated to chronicling the migration stories of those in the Orange County area. While primarily focusing on Latino history in and around Orange County, the project has collected hundreds of migration stories from individuals from all walks of life to demonstrate that migration is a universal part of the human condition. Enjoy a day of inspirational speakers who will share their experience in preserving local and international migration stories. With a special art exhibit by artists throughout Southern California, Memories of Migration is open to all librarians, educators, students, community members seeking to explore migration as a foundation for community. Keynote addresses by: Sam Quinones (Writer/Journalist) Gustavo Arellano (Editor-in-Chief, OC Weekly; Taco USA) Guest speakers: Erualdo González (CSUF) Gilbert González (UCI) Virginia Hitchman (Editor - "La Frontera") Manuel Escamilla (City of Santa Ana/Community Archivist) Participants from the Santa Ana Public Library Memories of Migration grant REGISTRATION IS FREE for everyone; First 25 people to register will get free parking for the event: https://memoriesofmigration.eventbrite.com


Scholarship Dinner & Presentation

Aug 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm


OC Reforma October 2017 Meeting

Oct 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

Join the OC Chapter of Reforma for the October 2017 Chapter Meeting. We will discuss upcoming fall and winter activities and more! Thursday, October 19th 6pm - 8 pm Santa Ana Public Library (2nd Floor - Meeting Room A) 26 Civic Center Plaza Santa Ana, CA 92701 The Santa Ana Public Library is located at the corner of Civic Center and Ross. Please park in the parking structure next (West side) of the library and we will provide you with parking validation for the meeting. We welcome students and new members with open arms. Send agenda items by Wednesday, October 18th. For more information, contact: ocreforma@gmail.com