Chicana and Chicano Studies
Calendar of Action and Culture
Spring 2016

Chicano Struggle in San Diego- Jan to May 20, 2016

Unidos por la Causa 
The Chicana and Chicano Experience in San Diego 
Art Exhibit at the LRC / City College Library 



The exhibit displays photographs, art, and historic documents illustrating the early years of the Chicano movement for social justice and civil rights in San Diego. The exhibit includes a rich and vivid presentation of a selection of 62 movement related posters and broadsides produced in the 1960s and 1970s promoting anti-war marches, UFW protests, student conferences and many other cultural and political events, demonstrating the movement's struggle for equal education and its resistance to injustice. 

Unidos Por la Causa is a guide to some of the most seminal events in San Diego's Chicana/o history, including those which helped to shape the community during the 1960's and 1970's. The exhibit draws upon materials held in Special Collections and University Archives. These collections, many of which have only recently been acquired, include the Arturo Casares Papers, the Enriqueta Chavez Papers, the Chicana and Chicano Studies Department Records, the Chicano Federation of San Diego County Records, the Leonard Fierro Papers, the Maria Garcia Papers, MANA of San Diego County Records, the Rene Nuñez Papers, and others. 

Library hours and location: 
http://lrc.sdcity.edu/content.php?pid=340776&sid=2785848

SD City College Chicano Latina Graduation 2016




46th Annual
Chicano Latina
Graduation Celebration

All graduating students are
invited and welcome!


Sunday, May 15, 2016


Ceremony: 12-3 pm
Saville Theatre, City College

Reception: 4-6 pm
Centro Cultural de la Raza 

Registration: 

Registration confirmation:
Student Affairs – 388-3498; D-106

Additional information: 
chicanolatinagraduation@gmail.com


46th Annual Chicano Park Day Celebration: Apr 23

46th Annual Chicano Park Day Celebration
Saturday, April 23, 2016

Organized by the Chicano Park Steering Committee, Stewards of Chicano Park




    “Empowering Our Youth, Ensuring Our Traditions Live On” is the theme of the 46th annual Chicano Park Day to be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, in historic Chicano Park, located in the Barrio Logan community, south of downtown San Diego. This family event is free and open to the public.

    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 and on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.

    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 Libertad, Ballet  Folklórico Yaqui, Mujeres en Resistencia, FAMA: Folklórico  & Mariachi Association, USD, Mariachi Imperial de San Diego, La Rondalla Amerindia de Aztlan, Steeltoe, Pleazure Band, Grupo Tierra Chicano, 2MX2, Goma Sound, Generations Blvd Band, Chocolate Revolution, Almas Fronterizas, and Maiz. There will also be speakers representing the Chicano Park Steering Committee, Brown Berets de Aztlán, Amigos Car Club, and Via International.

     In addition, there will be a display of classic lowrider cars presented by Amigos Car Club, children’s art workshop led by muralist Victor Ochoa and various informational booths. Food, arts and crafts vendors will be selling their specialties throughout Chicano Park.

Marcos Ramirez ERRE at City College: April 21, 2016

Marcos Ramirez ERRE
Thursday April 21, 2016, 9:35 - 11 am
Room MS 462




























More on ERRE work:

Celebrate Women´s Struggles! March 26, 2016

Viva el Poder de las Mujeres
March 26, 2016 
6 pm – 10 pm 
Centro Cultural de la Raza 
Balboa Park

 
We invite you to celebrate Women´s month, especially these warrior women who fight against neoliberal bad governments and for social justice. 
Sponsored by FIOB, Taihn and Raices sin Fronteras 
Music, drinks, Oaxacan food (moles) and more! 
Tickets: $15

Chicana/o Studies at the Social Justice Conference: March 24

A Conversation Panel
The meaning of Chicana/o Studies in the Tijuana/San Diego Border

Thursday, March 24,
11:10 am- 12:35 pm
Room MS 462



A Conversation Panel
The meaning of Chicana/o Studies in the Tijuana/San Diego Border

Rosiangela Escamilla 
“How About The Historically Looted? Memory and Justice in the Chicana/o Studies Classroom”

Alicia Lopez, M.A
"Chicana/o Studies at City College as a Restorative Decolonial Space”

Monica Hernandez 
“Implementing Decolonial Methodological Tools in the Chicana/o Studies Classroom”

Samantha Prado-Robledo
“Fronteriza Adjunct: Spreading the Pedagogical Word on Both Sides of the Border”

Social Justice Conference- Mar 23 to 25, 2016


Conference Social Justice and Education 2016 
San Diego City College

Conference event in Facebook

#Black Lives Matter- Mar 23, 2016

“Illegible”- collaborative project with poetry, music and dance
Wednesday, Mar 23, 7:00-8:00 p.m. 
Room AH 320 
Black Box Theatre 




“Illegible”- collaborative project with poetry, music and dance #Black Lives Matter with Grace Jun bkSOUL dancers for Social Justice Conference bkSOUL dance company, founded in 2001, is a community of artists who share culture, language and soul. Grounded in rhythm and beats, drawing from different movement traditions, bkSOUL redefines hip hop through body, sound and spoken word. As hip hop lovers, we create a new paradigm to experience hip hop culture. Seeking to embody social justice and activism, bkSOUL expresses and performs to fight racism, inequality, and other forms of oppression. 
More info:
http://bksoul.com/

Southern California Native Voices: March 21

Southern California Native Voices 
Learn about the Kumeyaay and Kúupangaxwichem Cultures 
Presenters: Stan Rodriguez and Paul Miranda

Monday March 21, 2016 
12:45 PM-2:10 PM 
San Diego City College 
Room Math and Social Sciences MS 462 




Stan Rodriguez (Lipay Nation of Santa Ysabel) Rodriguez is an advocate, advisor, and Educator of Kumeyaay culture and language. He is a Kumeyaay Language speaker, a bird signer, a navy veteran, and a graduate student at UCSD. He is a board member of Kumeyaay Community College and was the KPBS’s American Indian Heritage Month 2015 Honoree. 


Paul Miranda (Pala Band of Mission Indians) Miranda is Cupeño and Cahuilla. His mother is from the Saubel clan, and his father from the people who live by the little river. Paul graduate from UC Riverside in 2005 with a Bachelors of Art in Native American Studies. In his 30 years of life Miranda has learned his native language, his people’s history, hundreds of traditional bird songs, and many other aspects of his native culture. In his free time Miranda is an avid musician and ethnographer. 


Gathering with San Quintin Farmworkers: March 20

Gathering with San Quintin Farmworkers
March 20, 10 am- Border Field Park



Directions
More directions to the Park provided by Friendship Park.Org

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Reunión con los trabajadores agrícolas
de San Quintín
20 de marzo, 10 am
Playas de Tijuana y Parque Fronterizo de San Diego 

 

Open Class CHIC 141A

Open Class 
CHIC 141A 
U.S. History from a Chicana/o Perspective I
CRN # 13015


 U.S. History Chican@ Perspective I 
Instructor: Francisco Manzano 
Eight weeks course from March 21 to May 21, 2016 
Monday /Wednesday 8:00 am – 11:00 am 
Room MS 565

Kumeyaay Tour Kumiai: 19 Mar, 2016

Kumeyaay Tour 
Learn and support the Baja California Kumiai - Kumeyaay Nation 
March 19, Saturday 7 am to 9 pm 
San José de la Zorra 
We will be guests for the community´s traditional day of fiesta

20 minutes east of Ensenada 

Requirements: Respect and disposition to learn from the Kumiai community, an original people of Baja California for more than 2,000 years 

Registration: resistmaquila@riseup.net. $35 dollars, regular, $50 solidarity: includes transportation, a meal and a donation to the Kumiai. 




Tour Kumiai 
Viaje de conocimiento y solidaridad con la nación kumiai de Baja California
Sábado 19 de Marzo 7 am --9 pm 
San José de la Zorra
Día de celebración tradicional de la comunidad
20 minutos al este de Ensenada 

Requisito: Respeto a y disposición de aprender de la comunidad kumiai, pueblo original del norte de Baja California por más de 2,000 años. 

Registro
  • ollin.calli.cm@gmail.com. $35 dólares, regular, $50 solidario: Incluye transportación, un alimento y donación a la comunidad kumiai. 
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Southern California Native Voices at City College: March 21

Southern California Native Voices 
Learn about the Kumeyaay and Kúupangaxwichem Cultures 
Presenters: Stan Rodriguez and Paul Miranda

Monday March 21, 2016 
12:45 PM-2:10 PM 
San Diego City College 
Room Math and Social Sciences MS 462 




Stan Rodriguez (Lipay Nation of Santa Ysabel) Rodriguez is an advocate, advisor, and Educator of Kumeyaay culture and language. He is a Kumeyaay Language speaker, a bird signer, a navy veteran, and a graduate student at UCSD. He is a board member of Kumeyaay Community College and was the KPBS’s American Indian Heritage Month 2015 Honoree. 


Paul Miranda (Pala Band of Mission Indians) Miranda is Cupeño and Cahuilla. His mother is from the Saubel clan, and his father from the people who live by the little river. Paul graduate from UC Riverside in 2005 with a Bachelors of Art in Native American Studies. In his 30 years of life Miranda has learned his native language, his people’s history, hundreds of traditional bird songs, and many other aspects of his native culture. In his free time Miranda is an avid musician and ethnographer. 


Latino Film Festival 2016: March 10-20



http://sdlatinofilmfestival.com/

See recommended movies below:

Alias María
Dir. José Luis Rugeles
(Colombia / Argentina / France, 92 min., 2015, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Drama / War)
3/12 / 8:15 / S3
3/14 / 6:05 / DGC
3/16 / 6:00 / S10
María, a 13-year-old guerrilla soldier, is burdened with the mission of bringing her commander’s newborn baby to safety in a neighboring town. However, Maria also has a secret to hide, her pregnancy, and must figure out what she’ll do with the baby she’s expecting. Through Maria’s eyes, the devastating effects of Colombia’s armed conflict are laid bare. Country of Focus Showcase: Colombia.


Click "Red more" to see more recommended films:

Embracing Cuba- Mar 9, 2016

Byron Motley, Photographer: Embracing Cuba 
Wednesday March 9, 12:50 pm 
Room V 101 



Intrigued by tales of his parents' long-ago journey to the pre-revolutionary "Pearl of the Antilles," award-winning photographer Byron Motley traveled to Cuba more than a decade ago and instantly fell in love. Year after year he has returned with his camera to explore its vistas, its people, and its spirit. Click here for more information on "Embracing Cuba". World Cultures Program event 
More info:
http://www.byronmotley.com/

2,100 workers outsourced to Mexico

Do not abandon Workers



Carrier Air Conditioner, a subsidiary of United Technologies, announced earlier this month that it is laying off 1,400 workers in Indiana and outsourcing their jobs to Mexico. United Technologies Electronic Controls also announced that it will move 700 jobs from another Indiana operation to Mexico. This, despite $6.1 billion in profits last year.
American corporations have lost their sense of social responsibility and have no loyalty but to profit and shareholders. Carrier has been a trusted employer in Indianapolis since the early 1950s, and there aren’t enough other manufacturing jobs in the area to fall back on. Please, stand up and support the workers of Indiana by signing this petition.
Let United Technologies know that we are outraged at its decision, and we do not approve. Tell it not to relocate and take 2,100 jobs to Mexico.
https://theintercept.com/2016/02/12/watch-finding-out-your-job-is-moving-to-mexico/

When Medical Drugs and Illegal Drugs Collide - Mar 7, 2016

Sam Quinones “Dreamland:
The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic” 
Monday, Mar 7, 11:15 am 
Saville Theatre 



The relentless marketing of pain pills. Crew from one small Mexican town selling heroin like pizza. The collision has led to America´s greatest drug scourge. Dreamland is a revelatory account of the corrosive threat facing America and its heartland because of medical pills and heroin. Sam Quinones is an American journalist. He is best known from his reporting in Mexico and on Mexicans in the United States. He was a reporter for the Los Angeles Times from 2004 to 2014. World Cultures Program event 
More info:
http://www.samquinones.com/books/dreamland/

Bocafloja: Mar 7, 2016

Bocafloja at City College
Monday March 7 at 1pm 
San Diego City College, Room MS 162 


https://www.youtube.com/user/quilomboarte

 Aldo Villegas (born 12 July 1978), better known by his stage name Bocafloja, is a rapper, poet, spoken word artist, and outspoken social communicator from Mexico City, Mexico. Bocafloja began his musical career in the mid-1990s with the groups Lifestyle (1996-1998) and Microphonk (1999). As a solo artist since 2000, he released his demo EP album Lengua Insurrecta in 2002. Bocafloja burst on the Mexican hip hop scene with the release of the his debut album, Pienso Luego Existo, in 2003. Followed by the successes of Jazzyturno in 2004, A Titulo Personal in 2005, El Manual de la Otredad in 2007, and Existo: Matriz Preludio al Pienso in 2009, Bocafloja has transgressed into one of the most revered icons in the hip hop scene in Mexico. Lyrically Bocafloja critically addresses topics such as institutionalized racism, social and political oppression, mental slavery, colonialism, and other human conditions. Bocafloja's most recent album Patologías del Invisible Incómodo, released in 2012, is a concept album which narrates the experience of the body of the oppressed as a vehicle of transgression to hegemonic structures. Bocafloja is projected to release by 2014, a music video for each of the albums 16 tracks. Wikipedia

Latino Film Festival in San Diego- - Mar 3, 2016

23rd San Diego Latino Film Festival Promo
Thursday March 3, 11:15 am
Room MS 162



The San Diego Latino Film Festival was established 22 years ago as a student film festival focusing on works by Latinos and/or about the Latino Experience. Since that time, The San Diego Latino Film Festival has developed into one of the larger and well-respected Latino film festivals in the country. Over 285,000 people have attended during the past few years and over 3,480 films/videos from across Latin America and the United States have been screened. World Cultures Program event More info on the Festival:
http://sdlatinofilm.com/


Maquiladoras and Ollin Calli: March 2, 2016

Maquiladoras and Ollin Calli 
March 2, 12:45- 2:10 pm 
Room MS 462 



Ollin Calli is a collective based in Tijuana, opposed to worker exploitation especially in the maquiladoras, and promote awareness of our human rights as workers. Ollin Calli is especially focused on respect for health and safety on the production lines in the maquiladoras.