Chicana and Chicano Studies
Calendar of Action and Culture
Fall 2017

DACA and Immigrant Support- Sep 2017

THREE ACTIONS IN SUPPORT OF
IMMIGRANT AND DACA STUDENTS


1. Free Consultation at City College

Receive a FREE Confidential Consultation from a Trusted, Qualified Immigration Attorney!
Immigration Attorneys will offer free assessments for different forms of immigration relief, including: VAWA, UVisa, DACA, citizenship, and more.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
San Diego City College, MS-140
1313 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA, 92101
Light refreshments will be provided.
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
Availability will be limited for those without an appointment and will be served through a first come, first serve basis from 2 - 4:30pm.
For more information and to make your appointment, call:
619.363.3423 or email info@readynowsandiego.org




2. Workshops to Help DACA Recipients

 SDOP and Catholic charities are organizing two workshops to help DACA recipients on Thursday, Sept 14, 6 PM and Saturday, Sept 16, 10-2 pm.
The first (Thursday) workshop will train volunteers to assess DACA holders and see if they are eligible for renewal. At the second (Saturday) workshop, volunteers will help DACA recipients with assessments and renewals.
Both workshops will be held at St. Jude's in Mountain View (3785 Boston Ave).
Contact is Isabella Furth at ifurth@me.com.



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Free All Political Prisoners in Mexico: Sep 23-25, 2017

MEXICO
Libertad A Todos Los Presos Políticos
Free All Political Prisoners in Mexico


Un diálogo, a conversation with
Nestora Salgado y Mario Luna


SEPT 23- 24-25




SEPT 23
Centro Cultural de la Raza
2004 Park Blvd, Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101


Program(a)
  • 5:00 pm- Nestora Salgado 
  • 6:00 pm- Mujeres en Resistencia/Zapateado Rebelde- Rebel Dancing Performing 
  • 7:00 pm- Mario Luna Romero 
  • 8:00 pm- Concert- Música en Vivo: Tarolas de Hueso y Tijuana No



Entrada libre, donaciones bienvenidas, venta de alimentos mexicanos
Donations are welcomed; Mexican food will be sold


SEPT 24
St. Paul's Cathedral
2728 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103


Program(a)

  • 1:00 pm- Misa @ mass
  • 2:00 pm- Conversación con Nestora Salgado y Mario Luna: a dialogue



SEPT 25
San Diego City College
Building MS
Room MS 462
1046 16th Street, San Diego, CA 92101


Program(a)

  • 11:00 am- Conversación con Nestora Salgado y Mario Luna: a dialogue
  • 12:30 am- Reception lunch



About Nestora SalgadoNestora Salgado García is a human rights defender and indigenous leader from the state of Guerrero, where she has worked to protect indigenous rights, and in particular the right of indigenous peoples' to self-determination. As millions of Mexicans, she migrated to the U.S., but she did not forget her homeland and returned to fight for her people. Nestora Salgado was illegally and arbitrarily detained on 21 August 2013 on fabricated charges of aggravated kidnapping. The charges originate in actions she took in accordance with her role and duties as a member of CRAC-PC. The human rights defender has been kept under detention for over two years and has yet to be tried for the charges she faces. More about Nestora


About Mario LunaCiudad de México, 23 de septiembre de 2015. Mario Luna, líder de la Tribu Yaqui y defensor del agua y del territorio, fue liberado esta tarde luego de permanecer 377 días en un penal de Hermosillo, Sonora. El luchador social fue apresado el 11 de septiembre de 2014 acusado de los delitos de robo de automóvil y el presunto secuestro de un miembro de la comunidad. Con la presencia del entonces todavía presidente Felipe Calderón, fue “inaugurado” en noviembre de 2014 el acueducto Independencia, una obra impulsada por el gobernador de Sonora, el panista Guillermo Padrés, quien pretende desviar —con fines de uso industria— 75 millones de metros cúbicos de agua al año del río Yaqui. Indignados por el robo del agua, integrantes de la tribu yaqui convocaron a una manifestación en la carretera internacional. Como respuesta, más de 40 patrullas y 150 elementos de la policía rodearon el pueblo de Vícam, donde se encuentra la guardia tradicional yaqui, y permanecieron allí durante dos días. More about Mario Luna en Sin Embargo y Ojarasca.




Ayotzina VIVE: Three years of resistance and repression in Mexico- Sept 26, 2017

Ayotzinapa VIVE
Sep 26, 2017

Tres años de represión y resistencia en México
Three years of resistance and repression in Mexico






Tres acciones en San Diego el 26 de Septiembre
Three events in San Diego on Sept 26

Protest Mexican Consulate 6:30-8:00 am
1549 India St, San Diego, CA 92101 

Forum “Ayotzinapa VIVE”
San Diego City College, 12:45-2:30 pm, Room MS 462
1046 16th Street San Diego, CA 92101 

Chicano Park 6:00 pm 
Logan Ave and Cesar Chavez Pkwy
San Diego, CA 92113 

Información
raicessinfronteras@riseup.net


Acerca de Ayotzinapa Background

Español
- El 26 de septiembre del 2014 sacudió a todo México la noticia de la desaparición forzada de 43 estudiantes y el asesinato de tres jóvenes más de la escuela normal rural Raúl Isidro Burgos en Ayotzinapa, Guerrero. Desde el principio y con la participación de investigadores independientes se ha comprobado que en este acto de represión vil participaron agentes de la policía de los tres niveles, así como personal del ejército mexicano. De hecho, se ha encontrado evidencia de que teléfonos celulares de algunos de los estudiantes desaparecidos fueron usados meses después desde las instalaciones del ejército. La posición del estado ha sido obstaculizar las líneas de investigación, portarse reacios a seguir las recomendaciones del grupo de expertos de la Comisión de Derechos Humanos, e insistir en su “verdad histórica” de que los estudiantes fueron quemados en un basurero por una banda criminal. A tres años de la masacre, acompáñanos este 26 de septiembre a que desde San Diego mandemos un mensaje de solidaridad a los padres y madres de los 43 estudiantes desaparecidos que siguen exigiendo al estado Verdad y Justicia, porque #VivosSeLosLlevaronVivosLosQueremos.

English- On September 26, 2014, the news of the forced disappearance of 43 students and the murder of three more youths of the normal rural school Raúl Isidro Burgos in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, shook all Mexico. From the outset and with the participation of independent investigators, it has been verified that in this act of vicious repression participated police agents of city, state and national level, as well as personnel of the Mexican Military. In fact, evidence has been found that cell phones of some of the missing students were used months later from the military facilities. The state's position has been to hinder the lines of investigation, be reluctant to follow the recommendations of the expert group of the Commission on Human Rights, and insist on its "historical truth" that says that the students were burned in a dump by a criminal gang. Three years after the massacre, join us this September 26th to send a message of solidarity from San Diego to the fathers and mothers of the 43 disappeared students who continue to demand the state Truth and Justice, because #VivosSeLosLlevaronVivosLosQueremos.

Electricidad- Chicano Greek Dramma by Luis Alfaro- Sep 29 to Oct 8, 2017

SAN DIEGO CITY COLLEGE DRAMA PROGRAM PRESENTS

LUIS ALFARO’S PLAY, ELECTRICIDAD

Fridays, September 29 and October 6, 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays, September 30 and October 7, 8:00 p.m.
Sundays, October 1 and October 8, 2:00 p.m.

Ticket $10

City College Black Box Theatre
It is located on the northwest side of the AH Building (AH 320)
Near the intersections of C and 15th Streets, directly east of the Saville Theatre
  



SAN DIEGO—September 14, 2017 — Beginning September 29, the San Diego City College Dramatic Arts Program will present six productions of the Luis Alfaro drama Electricidad. Playing in the college Black Box Theatre, tickets are available for Fridays and Saturdays, September 29, 30, October 6, and 7 at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays, October 1 and 8 at 2:00 p.m. 

Directed by Drama Professor and Co-Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department, Dr. Katie Rodda, Electricidad is a radical, contemporary retelling of the Electra myth. Alfaro has set his play in East Los Angeles following the brutal murder of “el Rey del Barrio,” Agamemnón. His oldest daughter, Electricidad, mourns his death, keeps vigil over his dead body, and plots revenge on the one responsible for her father’s death: her own mother Clemencia. Her solemn promise: “I will free you, Papa, from your death. I don’t know how yet, but I will do it.”

Invoking cholo culture and voiced in a combination of English and Spanish, Electricidad is an unforgettable story of loyalty, passion, and familia. Rodda shared, “Greek mythology has always been an interest of mine, and I think what Alfaro has done with the play is brilliant.” 

Rodda said she came across this play about eight years ago and it stayed with her all these years. While searching for a play to open the 2017-2018 season that would be “accessible to our Latina/o students and honored their culture”, Rodda envisioned Electricidad on the Black Box stage. With the cast all bilingual English/Spanish, Rodda said, “The students have embraced this gritty, dark material with passion, dedication, and a bit of humor.”

The student cast includes Roxanna Camargo (La Carmen), Roberto Castillo, Jr. (Nino), Estefania de la Torre (La Cuca), Lizette Hernandez (Electricidad), Ana Karen Ibarra (Abuela), Martha Lopez (Ifigenia), Natalia Maggio (Clemencia), Omar Ramos (Orestes), and Stephane Robles (La Connie). Supporting the cast is Assistant Director Jessica Bravo and Stage Manager Andrew Pacheco; with Scenic, Costume, and Sound Design by City College Professors Duane Gardella, Elisa Benzoni, and Robert Kostlan. Lighting Design is by Robert Norberg.

Electricidad was originally produced at Borderlands Theater in Tucson, Arizona in association with the National New Play Network, and the assistance of the Fund for New American Plays, a project of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The project includes support from Countywide Home Loans, Inc., the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation and the Laura Pels Foundation in cooperation with the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities.

Advisory: Electricidad contains adult language, violence, and mature themes. It is recommended for audiences over the age of 14.

San Diego Rally Against Hate- Aug 27, 2017

Sunday, Aug 27, 1-4 pm
San Diego Museum of Man
1350 El Prado, Sand Diego, CA 92101
Facebook event

Afro-Mexicanos Struggles & Culture - Aug 25, 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017 
6:30 – 8:00 PM 

Pillars of the Community 
San Diego 6431 Imperial Ave
San Diego, CA 92114 

Join Professor Norell Martinez for this week’s topic which will focus on Afro-Mexicanos and their current political struggles in Mexico. We will also discuss their contributions to music and dance movements in Mexico and the influence of these Afro-Mexican musical traditions on Chicanx youth today, which has helped raise awareness amongst Chicanxs about the often-ignored tercera raiz, or “Third Root” of Mexico. 

Furthermore, we will look at the intersections between Chicanxs and other Afro-Latinx/Caribbean communities in the US through music, dance, visual arts and spiritual movements, thus raising consciousness about the importance of building movements of solidarity between Black and Brown communities in the United States. 

Free Immigration Consultations: July 12

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Free Immigration Consultations

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Trusted, Qualified Immigration Attorney!

Wednesday, Julio 12, 2017
2-4:30 pm
San Diego City College, 
Room MS-140
1313 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA, 92101

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Immigration Attorneys will offer free assessments for different forms of immigration relief, including: VAWA, UVisa, DACA, citizenship, and more.


Light refreshments will be provided.
By appointment!!

Availability will be limited for those without an appointment and will be served through a first come, first serve basis from 2 - 4:30pm.

For more information and to make your appointment, call:
619.363.3423 or email info@readynowsandiego.org


Documentary SUNNU: June 30, 2017

SUNNU

Un documental sobre el corazón de México
A film about Mexico´s heart

June 30th, 6 pm

Bread and Salt
1955 Julian Ave
San Diego, CA 92113



Documental sobre la situación actual del campo mexicano vista a través de los productores de maíz. El maíz está siendo amenazado en su raíz y origen y no sobrevivirá si no sobreviven los pueblos campesinos que lo cultivan.

The situation of Mexican agriculture from the corn producers´ perspective. The corn is under attack in its roots and origin and will not survive if the peasants who plant it do not survive.

Entrada libre / Free admission
Se aceptan donaciones / Donations accepted
Venta de comida / Food for sale

Los fondos recaudados servirán para organizar los eventos del 26 de Septiembre: A 3 años de Ayotzi

Obtained funds will help to organize the events on Sept 26: Three years of Ayotzinapa

Organizan / Sponsored by:

TAINH, CLCS, LOFA, Raíces sin Fronteras

More info:

Raicessinfronteras@riseup.net

Chicano/a Studies 135 Summer 2017

Open Class for Summer 2017 
Chicana/o Studies Department 
San Diego City College 



Chicano/a Studies 135 
CRN # 53941 
T/TH 7:40- 10:50 am 
Profe Norell Martinez 

This course fulfills the requirements to obtain an Associate Degree Credit
(Area 3B: Humanities) and transfer to CSU and UC systems. 

CHIC 135- Themes of Cultural Resistance in Chicana/o Literature 
An interdisciplinary approach to examine the rich history of Chicana/o literature: novel, short story, poetry, drama, children’s literature and critical essay, alongside films, visual art and other forms of cultural production. The course explores the ways in which mexicana/os living in the U.S. resist against oppression, racism and other forms of marginalization and, simultaneously, the healing power of creative expression, drawing from the Nahuatl belief on xochitl in cuicatl (flower & song), or the act of art-making, poetry, and communicating our truths.

Refugee Caravan Gathering-- May 7, 2017

Refugee Caravan Gathering
Reunión con la Caravana de Migrantes Refugiados






(Español: ver abajo)

Sunday, May 7th, Border Action in Tijuana-San Ysidro to defend asylum seekers’ rights
Conclusion of the 2017 Refugee Caravan

On Sunday, May 7th, Refugee Caravan participants will take action one last time to defend their right to live in safety, without the fear of detention and deportation. They are Central Americans who fled death threats and persecution, organized in southern Mexico and traveled together on foot, by bus and on top of the cargo train, raising their voices all along the way to demand respect for their rights as refugees.

Dozens of individuals - ranging in age from less than two months to more than fifty years old and including women, men, children, members of the queer community, and unaccompanied minors - will present themselves to US officers at the San Ysidro port of entry (El Chaparral) to seek asylum.

We demand that the US government process their claims as required under the law by referring them for a credible or reasonable fear interview, and not turn them away as US Customs; Border Protection agents have frequently and increasingly done.

10 am- we will have an international gathering with members of the community in both sides of the fence at Friendship Park (where the Wall meets the sea).

1:30pm- we will hold a press conference outside the offices of Grupos Beta, a Mexican immigration agency. We will denounce the collaboration between US and Mexican authorities in deterring asylum seekers.

2:30pm- the Refugee Caravan participants will march to the border, accompanied by other volunteers, organizers, and human rights observers..

The Refugee Caravan is calling on you to stand in solidarity with those who have been forced to abandon their homes and families, to flee for their lives after losing loved ones to persecution, to endure a long, hard and dangerous journey north.


Domingo, 7 de mayo, Acción en la Frontera de Tijuana para defender a los derechos de las personas refugiadas
Conclusión del Viacrucis de Refugiadxs

El domingo, 7 de mayo, integrantes de la caravana de refugiadxs tomarán acción una última vez para defender su derecho de vivir con seguridad, sin el miedo a la detención y a la deportación. Son centroamericanxs quienes huyeron de amenazas de muerte y persecución, se organizaron en el sur de México, y viajaron a pie, en bus y arriba del tren, alzando sus voces en todo el camino para exigir respeto a sus derechos como personas refugiadas.

Decenas de individuos - con edades desde menos de dos meses hasta más de 50 años e incluyendo mujeres, hombres, niñxs, miembros de la comunidad queer y menores no acompañados - se presentarán a oficiales de migración de EEUU en la entrada de San Ysidro para pedir asilo.

Exigimos que el gobierno de EEUU procese sus casos como se debe bajo la ley, que es referirles a una entrevista de miedo creíble o razonable, y no rechazarles como lo han hecho ya muchas veces y cada vez empeorando.

A las 10am habrá un encuentro internacional en ambos lados de el muro del Parque de la Amistad (donde el Muro entra al mar.)

A la 1pm haremos una conferencia de prensa afuera de las oficinas del Grupos Beta, una agencia mexicana de migración. Denunciaremos la colaboración entre autoridades de EEUU y México para detener a solicitantes de asilo.

A las 2:30 pm, participantes del Viacrucis de Refugiadxs marcharán a la frontera, acompañadxs por voluntarios, organizadores y defensores de derechos humanos.

El Viacrucis de Refugiadxs le hace a usted un llamado a solidarizarse con las personas que se han encontrado obligados a abandonar sus casas y sus familias, huir por sus vidas después de perder a seres queridos a la persecución, y aguantar un camino largo, duro y peligroso hacia el norte.

May Day: May 1st, 2017

May Day 





Teach-in

On Steps of B Building facing Park Blvd.
San Diego City College
  • 8:30: Gather at B Building
  • 9:00: Greeting and Music by La Rondalla Amerindia de Aztlan
  • 9:05: Jim Miller, Professor, English and Labor Studies: May Day History and how it is relevant to current threats to labor and democracy in the Trump Era.
  • 9:15 Rosi Escamilla, Professor, English and Chicano Studies: Lucy Parson’s speech and how it speaks to the present
  • 9:25: Justin Akers-Chacon, Professor, Chicano Studies: May Day and the History of Immigrants’ Rights Struggles
  • 9:35: Enrique Davalos, Professor, Chicano Studies: How Communities are Resisting the Current Assault on Immigration Rights
  • 9:45: Doc Rivera, EOPS Counselor and Personal Growth Professor: Students as Workers and Activists (Music)
  • 10:00: Masahiro Omae, Professor, Political Science: Economic Inequality and Its Effects on Policy and Democracy
  • 10:10 Alejandra Lucero-Canaan, Professor, English and Yaneth Escobosa, City College Alum, Honors Staff: How the Material Consequences of Economic Inequality Intersect with Race and Gender
  • 10:20: Laila Aziz, Board Member, Pillars of the Community, Director of Operations, Metro San Diego: The Prison Industrial Complex as One of the Wages of Economic Inequality
  • 10:30: Kelly Mayhew, Professor, English, Labor Studies Program Coordinator: How Economic Inequality Intersects with Climate Justice
  • 10:40: Gerald Vanderpot, City College Classified Staff: The Existential Threat to Public Education
  • 10:50: Christy Ball, Professor, English: Students and Adjuncts as Disposable People in the Trump Era
  • 11:00: Music by La Rondalla Amerindia de Aztlan before student march and speak out.

Marches


11:15 Student March around campus:
Sign making at B Building for people arriving from elsewhere



Student performances, music, and Speak Out



1:00 Rally at City College (Building B)- AFT, Student, and Community Speakers; music


2:00 March from City College to Federal Building

3:00 Protest in the Federal Building

4:00: March from the Federal Building to Chicano Park

May Day: May 1


Chicano Park Day: Apr 22, 2017

47th Annual Chicano Park Day Celebration
April 22, 2017 
10:00am to 5:00pm 


The 47th annual Chicano Park Day celebration will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10:00am to 5:00pm in historic Chicano Park, located in the Logan Heights community, south of downtown San Diego under the San Diego-Coronado Bridge. 

This family event is free and open to the public. The theme for the 2017 celebration is "Ramón Chunky Sánchez: El Corazón Del Pueblo". 

Visitors to Chicano Park Day will experience traditional music and dance, including one of the most beautiful performances of Aztec Indigenous dance, coordinated by Danza Azteca Calpulli Mexihca.The event will include performances by Ballet Folklórico Nanahuatzin, Ballet Folklórico Yaqui, Ballet Folklórico CalifAztlan, Grupo Folklórico Pasión a México, Mujeres en Resistencia, Los Chinelos de Morelos, La Rondalla Amerindia, Mariachi Familiar, Village of K.O.R.E., Ruby Clouds, Posse Café, Santana para Ti, Los Fabulocos, and Ricardo Sanchez & friends and speakers repre-senting the Chicano Park Steering Committee, Brown Berets de Aztlan, Amigos Car Club, and Via International. 

Established by Chicano activists on April 22, 1970, Chicano Park has received international recognition as a major public art site for its commanding mural paintings of the past and present struggle of Mexican and Chicano history. Chicano Park has been listed on the California Register of Historical Resources since 1997, on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013 and designated a National Historic Landmark in January 2017.

More info:

Join the Caravan Against Fear - 4/16 and 4/17






We're mobilizing because fear is spreading throughout the US and being used as a tool to promote white supremacy, terrorize communities and break apart families. We believe that defiant protest, coupled with acts of mutual aid, trust, and understanding across communities, are vital to combating fear, repelling Trump's attacks on our freedom and families, and building a lasting civic offensive to defend immigrants and defeat the evil plans of the Trump Administration.



WHAT: Welcome and Dialogue with the Caravan of Fear

WHEN: Sunday, April 16th, 2 pm,
WHERE: San Diego-Tijuana International Border

WHEN: Monday, April 17th at 6 pm
WHERE: Sherman Heights Community Center, 2258 Island Ave. San Diego, 92113