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.
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.
11:15 Student March around campus:
Sign making at B Building for people arriving from elsewhere
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
47th Annual Chicano Park Day Celebration
April 22, 2017
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.
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
San Diego City College
3rd Annual Social Justice and Education Conference presents:
Mexico: Movement in the Age of Trump
Thursday March 23rd 2017
Join us and learn how constellation beer bands are affecting the environment and violation of human rights and collective rights that safeguard access to water.
Social Justice Conference
Schedule at Glance
Wed March 22
9:30 am, Saville Theater
Opening Ritual and Opening Remarks
Featured Speaker: Jasiri X, Hip Hop Artist and Activist
Race, Gender and the Power of Hip Hop
11:10 am, MS 162
Session C: Dr. Arcela Nunez-Alvarez, Research Director, National Latino Rights Center
Latino/a Rights and Popular Education
Thursday March 23
Session D: Student Refugee Panel (including representative from the IRC)
Our experience and why it matters
Dr. Daniel Widener, Professor of Modern American History and Black Studies, UCSD Studios in the Street: Community Arts and Political Change in California
Jessica Wimbley, Artist
Art and Social Justice - A World Cultures Event
2:30 pm, MS 462
Mexico: Movements in the Age of Trump
Social Justice and Education Conference
See the complete schedule
Chicano Movement for Beginners
March 16, Thursday, 9:35 am
Room BT 306
As the heyday of the Chicano Movement of the late 1960s to early 70s fades further into history and as more and more of its important figures pass on, so too does knowledge of its significance. Thus, Chicano Movement For Beginners is an important attempt to stave off historical amnesia. It seeks to shed light on the multifaceted civil rights struggle known as "El Movimiento" that galvanized the Mexican American community, from laborers to student activists, giving them not only a political voice to combat prejudice and inequality, but also a new sense of cultural awareness and ethnic pride.
Beyond commemorating the past, Chicano Movement For Beginners seeks to reaffirm the goals and spirit of the Chicano Movement for the simple reason that many of the critical issues Mexican American activists first brought to the nation's attention then--educational disadvantage, endemic poverty, political exclusion, and social bias--remain as pervasive as ever almost half a century later.
Tijuana Maquiladora Tour
Come to learn about Tijuana workers'
conditions and struggles!
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017
8:30 am to 3:00 pm
- U.S. citizens entering Mexico via Tijuana and returning from Mexico to San Diego should carry a U.S. passport.
- All tour participants must read the US travel alert to Mexico and sign the tour waiver. Please click here to see the Tour travel alert and waiver.
- 8:30 am sharp- San Ysidro. Additional information about the meeting place will be provided.
- 9:00 am Group arrives to Tijuana. Border line to enter Tijuana last about 30 mins.
- 9:15 am- The crosses at the border: More than 7,000 immigrants have died trying to cross the border since 1994, when NAFTA was imposed.
- 9:30 am- Otay Industrial Park, Sanyo and other maquiladoras: workers’ labor conditions, labor rights and struggles
- NOTE: We will visit the Tijuana industrial area but won’t enter any factory.
- 11:15 am- Rio Alamar, or how maquiladoras, distorted urban development and wild industrialization define Tijuana
- 12:00 pm- Foxconn: the largest maquiladora in both Tijuana and the world
- 12:45 pm- Lunch
- 1:15 pm:- Group dialogue about the experience; time for questions and comments
- 2:00 pm- Working women in Tijuana are organizing artisan cooperatives and promoting an alternative economy. They will bring their handcrafts to the tour. To learn in advance about these cooperatives, please go to: Cooperativa Ollin Calli
- 3:00 pm- Return to the bus station
- $30 regular, $20 students, $ 50 solidarity
- Your registration covers the bus, lunch, and a donation to the
- workers’ organizations.
- For tour registration go to: sdmaquila.org
- Colectivo Ollin Calli Tijuana
- San Diego Maquiladora Workers' Solidarity Network
Since February 2013, the national coordinator of education workers (CNTE) has maintained an intense struggle in Mexico against what the government has called "Education reform." The central objectives of these “reforms” are the privatization of public education and the dismantling of the national education system. In addition, the “reforms” are designed to weaken the union.
The resistance led by the CNTE and supported by much of the population has resulted in the delegitimization and in cancellation of some of these attacks.
However, repression by the government of Enrique Peña Nieto has also resulted in several deaths, dozens imprisoned, and untold numbers of teachers and their supporters beaten by pólice as part of a widespread campaign of repression.
This government is determined to carry out its campaign of privatization at all costs to comply with the free-market capitalist dictates of the OECD, IMF, and World Bank – and against the will of its own people.
Since the repression has begun, over 3360 teachers have been fired by the government, targeted for their participation in the mass protests and and other forms of opposition to the campaign of privatization.
Join us to hear from the teachers and leaders of the CNTE, who are coming to San Diego to share their story and build solidarity against the cross-border assault on public education and teachers’ unions.
CENTRO CULTURAL DE LA RAZA
2004 PARK BLVD
SAN DIEGO, CA, 92101