Latino Faculty and Staff Association

LFSA Pláticas - Fall 2023

Join us for the LFSA Pláticas! All are welcome to attend.

What are Pláticas? Platicar is to talk, to converse. Pláticas has come to represent a time when friends, family and colleagues come together to converse, listen and share stores with one another. it's a time to discuss and debate ideas and build community. 

All Pláticas are held at Fresno City College in the Old Administration Building (OAB) 251 and on Zoom from 5:30pm - 7pm (Doors open at 5pm)

  • September 21 | Chicano Movement | OAB 188, 5:30pm | An introduction to the Chicano Latino Movement in the 20th Century. El Movimiento. Youth, Identity Power and Student Activism.
  • September 28 | Chicano Movement Continuation | OAB 251, 5:30pm | Continuing talks of the Chicano Latino Movement. Highlighting the history of Chicano Movement including the creation of Chicano Latino Studies locally.
  • October 5 | Folklore and Alebrijes | OAB 251, 5:30pm | Introduction to Folklore and Legends + Alebrije Workshop. Learn the significance spirit animals and the roles they play in different cultural beliefs about the afterlife. Attendees will be able to create their own spirit animal.
  • October 12 | Folklore in Children's Films | OAB 251, 5:30pm | Discussion on Mexican Customs and Folklore as presented in media with a focus on children’s movies.
  • October 19 | Artistic Expression | OAB 251, 11:30am - 1:00pm |Join us to celebrate our heritage through music, art, poetry, food, and Lotería, in collaboration with the Dream Center! These activities will commemorate the lives from those who’ve passed crossing the border.
  • November 16 | Food History and Cooking Demo | Staff Dining Room, 5:30pm (not available on Zoom) | The history and importance of food within Hispanic cultures. In collaboration to International Education Week. Cooking and food samples for attendees 

For more information, the Zoom Link or general questions, email us at


Mission Statement

The Latino Faculty & Staff Association is an educational organization whose purpose is to be an advocate for the Latino issues in higher education which also includes the educational welfare and advancement of the Latino community. Our Goal is to promote the social and cultural dimensions of Latino history, heritage and culture as it relates to education. 

Executive Board

Position Name Contact
President Dr. Angelica Gil
Vice President (President Elect) Stacey Guzmán
Secretary Andrew Wakelee
Treasurer Virginia Beamer
Past President Maribel Ternate

Membership and Meetings

Membership is open to all Fresno City College and SCCCD employees and retirees. Annual membership dues can be paid by completing the voluntary payroll deduction form.

Meetings generally take place at 12pm on the third Friday of every month via Zoom unless otherwise noted.

Fall 2023 meeting dates:

  • September 1st, 2023 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM in OAB 125.
  • October 20
  • November 17
  • December 15

Email us at for the Zoom Link

LFSA Voluntary Payroll Deduction Form

Student Scholarships

Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships. There are several LFSA-supported scholarships available through the FCC Scholarship Office.

  • Latino Scholarships
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU)
  • CSU Fresno Scholarship Information
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarship

Apply for Scholarships

Latino Graduation Celebration

The Latino Graduation Celebration is a bilingual/bicultural event which celebrates the accomplishments of students who have completed all transfer, degree, and certificate requirements for the current academic year.

To learn more and participate in the celebration, visit the Latino Graduation webpage.

Stay tuned for the 2024 Latino Graduation Celebration! 

Latino Graduation Webpage