Media Advisory Mesa College to Unveil Gracia Molina de Pick Glass Gallery

Media Advisory Mesa College to Unveil Gracia Molina de Pick Glass Gallery

Media Contacts:

Manuel Velez cell: (915) 637-7895

César López, (562) 260-8790 celopez@sdccd.edu

Photos: Anabel Pulido, (619) 388-2356 or apulido@sdccd.edu

What:  Formal unveiling and dedication of the Gracia Molina de Pick Glass Gallery at Mesa College. The glass gallery was made possible by generous donations and support of last summer’s Tribute to Gracia Molina de Pick event held at San Diego Mesa College. Proceeds from the event supported the design, fabrication and installation of gallery signage, a plaque, and a biographic narrative for the Gracia Molina de Pick Glass Gallery located in the Humanities and Multicultural Studies Building at Mesa College. The six-panel glass gallery will feature a rotating series of displays, beginning with the first exhibit, dedicated to Gracia.  Following the unveiling, the 3rd Annual Gracia Molina de Pick Feminist Lecture Series will feature Mesa graduates and community activists, Linda and Carlos LeGerrette.

When:  11:00 a.m., – 12:35 p.m., G Bldg Rotunda (park in A parking Lots by flagpole)

11:00 a.m. Unveiling Celebration

  • Speakers: Pamela T. Luster, Ed.D., President, San Diego Mesa College; Charles Zappia, Ph.D., Dean, School of Social/Behavioral Sciences and Multicultural Studies; Prof.  Cesar Lopez, Ph.D., Chair, Chicana/o Studies Department, Olivia Puentes-Reynolds, Community Activists
  • Special presentation by the Chavistas Club of Wilson Middle School
  • Refreshments and Gallery Viewing

 

11:30 - 12:35 3rd Annual Gracia Molina de Pick Feminist Lecture Series with community activists Linda and Carlos LeGerrette

Visuals/ Media Opportunities:

  • Flowers presented by the Chavistas of Wilson Middle School
  • Speakers at Lectern; festive decorations and balloons
  • Gracia Molina de Pick Glass Gallery and historical exhibit on Gracia created by the Mesa College Museum Studies students.
  • Singing of  Las Mañanitas

Interviews with:  

  • Dr. Pamela Luster, Mesa College president
  • César López, Ph.D., Chair and Professor, Chicana and Chicano Studies Department
  • Olivia Puentes-Reynolds, volunteer and mentor, and former San Diego President of Latina women’s organization, MANA.
  • Prof. Manuel Velez (Spanish speaking)
  • Community activists Linda and Carlos LeGerrette
  • (Mrs. de Pick is not expected to attend;  she will not be available for media interviews.)