Spring 2014


Chicana and Chicano Studies
Calendar of Action and Culture
Spring 2014 


Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch: April 22

Tuesday, April 22 Earth Day

12:45-2:10 p.m.  V101

Plastic Paradise:  The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Filmmaker, Angela Sun

Thousand miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is one of the most remote places on earth.  And yet it has become ground zero for The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, siphoning plastics from three distant continents.  Journalist/filmmaker Angela Sun spent eight years on a personal journal to uncover this mysterious phenomenon. Q & A with the filmmaker will follow the 57-minute documentary.

Winner Docuwest Festival – Best of Fest (2013)
Winner Wild & Scenic Film Festival Jury Award (2014)

Student Rally: May 1, 2014

May 1, 2014 at 2:10pm
In front of the school cafeteria (Gorton Quad)


On May 1, 2014 at 2:10pm, in front of the school cafeteria (Gorton Quad), Students in Power and various other school clubs from City College, SDSU, and UCSD will be hosting a rally to bring awareness to various issues affecting college students as well as labor workers. One of those issues includes the “Fight for 15,” which is a movement happening across the country in hopes of getting multi-billion dollar corporations to raise their minimum wage to $15 an hour. Another issue deals specifically with rising costs of college tuition and books. It’s time for us to stand together and collectively bring awareness to some of these issues confronting thousands of college students and people all across America. Our government is not going to do it for you, so get up off your chair and save this date for a chance to make change happen and be a part of something positive!

No More Prisons Coalition: May 2


Son Jarocho and Bomba: May 8


From Mexico to Puerto Rico
Son Jarocho and Bomba in the Diaspora: 
A Conversation of Music and Dance

Thursday, May 8
12:45 – 2:10 pm, V-101



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