Fall 2014

Chicana and Chicano Studies
Calendar of Action and Culture
Fall 2014 

Drop the I-Word

In Victory for Advocates, Associated Press
Stops Using Phrase "Illegal Immigrant"

Visit the Barona Cultural Center and Museum

Video: Crossing the line at the border

PBS Video

In partnership with the Investigative Fund of the Nation Institute, Need to Know investigates whether U.S. border agents have been using excessive force in an effort to curb illegal immigration. Eight people have been killed along the border in the past two years. One man, Anastasio Hernandez Rojas, died a short time after being beaten and tased, an event recorded by two eyewitnesses whose video is the centerpiece of the report. Both eyewitnesses say the man offered little or no resistance. One told Need to Know that she felt like she watched someone being “murdered,” and the San Diego coroner’s office classified the death as a “homicide.”

Watch the video here: Crossing the line at the border

Film Documented: Oct 9

OCTOBER Thursday, October 9 
12:50-2:15 pm
Saville Theatre 

Film by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas 
More info: Documented

Tijuana Maquiladora Tour: Sept 20, 2104

Maquiladora Tour: English
September 20, 2014
Info and registration:

Tour Maquilero: Español
20 Septiembre, 2014
Para info y registrarse:

More Info:
Enrique Davalos

Matt de la Peña: Oct 23

Thursday, October 23
11:15 a.m. -12:30 p.m. 
Room V101 

Matt de la Peña, Author
Presenting We Were Here 
More info about Matt de la Peña

Binational Conference 2014: Nov 6-7

5a. Conferencia Binacional en Temas Fronterizos
5th Binational Conference on Border Issues

Spring 2014

Chicana and Chicano Studies
Calendar of Action and Culture
Spring 2014 

Film Cesar’s Last Fast: May 10-14

Cesar Chavez Last Fast
May 10-14
Digital Gym


Schedule and Tickets

Using remarkable unseen footage and candid interviews, directors Richard Ray Perez and Lorena Parlee examine the last act of protest in the amazing life of Cesar Chavez. The year was 1988, and for 36 days Chavez participated in a water-only hunger strike to draw attention to the disturbing and horrific effects of unfettered pesticide use on farm workers, their families, and their communities. The result is a powerful documentary that does justice to a powerful activist who spent his life fighting for the rights of others. Cesar’s Last Fast is a moving and definitive portrait of the leader of a people who became an American icon of struggle and freedom.

Racial Profiling in San Diego: May 13

ACLU Representative Christina Griffin will be presenting at 
City College the campaign against racial profiling
Tuesday, May 13, 9:35 am Room MS 462