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

National Day of Action: May 15

May 15, 2014
Minimum Wage: $15
National Day of Action

May 15 is the day where it is focused on fighting for 15! This amazing
organization has planned detail to detail and are very well organized.

The schedule for May 15 is as follows:
Total of Four Stops:

1. 6 am: Burger King
3666 Market St (In front of Costco)

2. 8:30 am: Burger King
4144 University Ave

3. 10:30 am: Wendys
2825 El Cajon blvd

4. 12 pm: Burger King
6401 Balboa Ave

Also, organizers will be renting vans and what not and pick students up at
City early in the morning before 6 am.

Chican@ Talent Show: May 15

Honoring The Past -- People Who Inspire
Who or what is your inspiration? What talents do you have? Come show us! Use your talents to commemorate the person, era or anything that has inspired you!
Sign Up Now!*
(*Must be a current, registered San Diego City College Student to participate)

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

Visit the Barona Cultural Center and Museum

Binational Conference 2014

5a. Conferencia Binacional en Temas Fronterizos
5th Binational Conference on Border Issues
[English version below]

Academia y activismo en la frontera:desafíos y perspectivas 

San Diego y Tijuana
6 y 7 de noviembre, 2014

Hace cuatro años, la Conferencia Binacional se inició reuniendo proyectos de investigación, educación y activismo en la región fronteriza de México y EUA. Este año la conferencia promueve colaboración y entendimiento entre centros académicos y colectivos de acción comunitaria. La conferencia dialogará sobre las experiencias existentes, sus desafíos y perspectivas.

Invitamos a organizadoras/es, investigadoras/es y a estudiantes de ambos lados de la frontera internacional a presentar sus trabajos en esta conferencia en el tema: academia y activismo en la frontera. También pueden explorar algunos de los temas siguientes:

  • Alternativas regionales y luchas por la comunidad
  • Arqueología y recursos culturales
  • Arte, música, literatura
  • Conflictos y resolución de conflictos en la frontera
  • Currículos y programas de estudios fronterizos
  • Deportación y vida tras la deportación
  • Derechos humanos
  • Drogas
  • Educación
  • Emigración de EUA a México
  • Hogar, salud, vivienda y desarrollo humano
  • Indígenas y pueblos nativos
  • Inmigración, emigración y migración
  • Medio ambiente y basura tóxica
  • Migrantes centroamericanos
  • Muro fronterizo
  • Política y elecciones: impacto en la frontera
  • Racismo, sexismo, homofobia
  • TLCAN, TLCDC, AETP y tratados de Libre comercio
  • Trabajo, asuntos laborales y y maquiladoras y
  • Tráfico humano
  • Urbanización

Si le interesa presentar una ponencia, favor de enviar su propuesta (250 palabras) antes del 30 de Septiembre. Confirmación de ponencias aceptadas: 15 de octubre. 

Las presentaciones pueden ser dictaminadas para publicación en:
Cuadernos de Estudios Transfronterizos: investigación y práctica

Arte fronterizo
Trabajos artísticos serán exhibidos como parte de la conferencia
Si está interesada/o en exponer, favor de contactarnos.

Resumen de ponencias e información adicional:

Comité organizador
Participan en el Comité organizador de la conferencia integrantes de Colectivo Ollin Calli, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, San Diego City College, San Diego Mesa College, San Diego State University, Sección Baja California del Consejo Internacional de Sitios y Monumentos, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, University of San Diego


5th Binational Conference on Border Issues
Announcement and Call for Papers

Academy and Activism:
Perspectives and Challenges

Tijuana and San Diego
November 6/7, 2014

The Binational Conference has brought together research, education and activism in the Mexico / U.S. border region since 2010. This year, the conference promotes collaboration and understanding between academic centers and community organizations. The conference will dialogue on pasts and present experiences, their challenges and perspectives.

This announcement is also a call for papers from current researchers, activists, faculty, and students on both sides of the international border. Papers will address the relationship between academy and activism; also could explore one or more of the following topics:

  • Alternative regionalism and struggle for community
  • Archeology and cultural resources
  • Art, music, literature
  • Border studies curriculum
  • Central American migrants
  • Conflict Resolution/mediation along the border
  • Deportation and life after deportation
  • Drugs
  • Education
  • Environment—toxic waste
  • Health, housing, human development
  • Human Rights
  • Human Trafficking
  • Immigration/migration/emigration
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Labor and maquiladoras
  • NAFTA, CAFTA, TPP and free trade agreements
  • Politics and elections: impact on the border
  • Racism, sexism, homophobia
  • U.S. migration to Mexico
  • The wall
  • Urban development

If interested, please submit through e-mail a 250 word (maximum) abstract by Sept 30, 2014. Confirmation of accepted papers: Oct 15. 

Selected works will be published in the

Journal of Transborder Studies: Research and Practice

Border Art Exhibition: 
Submitted artwork will be exhibited at the conference
If interested, please contact us.

Contact and additional information:

Organizing Committee
Participants in the Conference Organizing Committee from Baja California Chapter of the International Council on Monuments and Sites, Colectivo Ollin Calli, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, San Diego City College, San Diego Mesa College, Palomar College, San Diego State University, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, University of San Diego