September 15th marks the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month, with this year’s theme being “Team Kirtland: Different Stories, Different Roots, Juntos Unidos (Together United)”. Since 1988, we have observed Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
Team Kirtland is celebrating the diversity of its members with a 5k Fun Run, starting at Hardin Field headed east on Frost Road towards the Eubank Gate, turning north onto the perimeter road behind the Family Campground, then heading southwest on "A" Street in front of the Billeting Office, onto Golden Smoke road, back onto Frost Road, back towards Hardin Field. Once the runners arrive at Hardin Field they will be required to run one lap around the field then onto the Finish Line...A portion of our proceeds will go to Presbyterian Oncology Pediatrics & Ronald McDonald House of Albuquerque.
Event details and schedule
Team Kirtland Hispanic Heritage Committee
Hispanic Heritage Month
23 September 2016
Master of Ceremonies Captain Brian Raphael
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
1500-1600 Carnival begins!
5K Fun Run Registration
1600 National Anthem by Chief Rick Carbajal
Honor Guard Presentation of the Colors
1605 Opening Remarks
1610 5K Fun Run begins
1620 Introduction of Distinguished Guests
1625-1700 National Institute of Flamenco dance performance
1700 Announcement of Fun Run winners
1710-1730 Spanish Singer Christina Perea
1730-1800 Mariachi San Jose
1800-1820 Announcement of Car Show winners by TSgt Carlos Lucero
1820-1850 Baila! Baila! Gather round family and friends of all ages and learn the beauty of New Mexican Folklore Dance
1850-1900 Closing Remarks
1915-2040 Movie Under the Stars featuring “The Book of Life”: an American computer-animated musical adventure comedy-drama film telling the story of a Mexican town, San Angel from the Book of Life, holding every story in the world. Cotton candy and popcorn will be provided at concession.
Ongoing Carnival Activities
1500-1800 Car Show: awe in the mechanical majesty of nearly 30 cherried-out low riderz, classics and more, as they put on hydraulics performances
Hispanic Cuisine Food Trucks
Keru’s Mexican Food: From tacos and nachos to chili sin limitas, get the most delicious Mexican fiesta foods at Keru’s Mexican Food truck;
Loretta’s Lattes: Cuban coffees, horchata, Hispanic desserts… there are many devilish treats to try at this much-loved food truck;
Pink Ladies: a New Mexican Burrito Truck i todo in-between. The perfect joint for that old-school Burque palate;
Pop fizz: Albuquerque's favorite frozen treats are coming to you, straight from the fantastic Pop Fizz! Stop by and try some Mexican style ice pops and ice cream tacos you won't find anywhere else. Take your sweet tooth on an adventure you can only find here, with the amazing frozen treats from Pop Fizz!
Climbing Wall, Carnival Games
DJ Sharp performs Merengue, Reggaetone & Various Latin Club Genres
1500-1900 Educational Booths
Albuquerque Library: delve in the genealogical studies and historical artifacts of Coronado’s & Don Onate’s conquest, a genealogical overview of New Mexico founding bloodlines;
Chicana/o Studies Student Organization at UNM: learn of our nation’s most profound Chicano-Chicana public figures and how they’ve made history in the world as we know it;
El Centro de la Raza at University of New Mexico – El Centro serves as a space where all can celebrate their cultural wealth and/or discover who they are in relation to their culture. The organization focuses on growth and excellence of their students by promoting, social responsibility, cultural diversity, community outreach and academic success through a Hispano/Latino cultural lense. El Centro provides both academic and cultural programs, workshops and other tools to help students enrich their experience at the University of New Mexico. As part of the Carnival this awesome organization will be handing out information relevant to their services and answering any questions individuals may have regarding UNM and pursing higher education.
Diversity & Affirmative Employment Programs: statistics & visuals explaining the Hispanic heritage of Team Kirtland & the great milestones Hispanics have made throughout Kirtland’s history;
Central New Mexico Student Services – explore academic options for enrollment as Hispanics and discover interesting facts about Hispanic cultures.
1500-1900 STEM Demos
NNSA: read interesting literature of NNSA’s technical prowess & learn of their most accomplished Hispanic members both of historical and present-day perspectives;
MESA: learn the acidity of red and green chilies, the nutritional value of refried beans and more with young scientists from this student-group;
Air Force Research Laboratory: explore the wonders of AFRL’s innovative optical technologies with a few of their leading Hispanic scientists & engineers;
Sandia National Laboratory Hispanic Heritage Committee: energy, gravity, optics and more. Delve into the madness that is Sandia National laboratory STEM with some of their very own scientists and engineers;
And other STEM demos from the Hispanic Engineer Student Organization (HESO) and the UNM Health & Sciences Center.
1645-1900 Gonzo’s Hot Air Balloon Demo: experience New Mexico tradition with "The Journey" Hot Air Balloon Demo
1700-1900 Beer kegs: menu include: Tecate, Corona & Dos XX Amber
Team Kirtland Hispanic Heritage Fun Run