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. 

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Art in Tijuana. Jan to April, 2016

Collection Elias-Fontes
CECUT, Centro Cultural of Tijuana 
Galeria # 2 El Cubo 

If you haven’t been to Tijuana in a while, now’s the time to come for a visit. The show “Collection of Elias-Fontes Historia y Relato” (History and Story) at CECUT, The Centro Cultural of Tijuana in Zona Rio, is an exhibition that asks serious questions about the role of the artist in the context of the relentless, pulsating vitality of contemporary capitalism. This is a collection of works whose significance is based in the materials of everyday life. The grotesque, the montrous, the uncomfortable fusion of possibility and destruction, amalgams and cyber-creatures. 

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Las Cafeteras in San Diego- Feb 19

Las Cafeteras in San Diego 
February 19th at 7:30pm 
California Center for the Arts, Escondido 

Las Cafeteras is a band that fuses the unique sound of East LA with
Afro-Mexican rhythms, zapateado, and powerful lyrics. 

La Bamba Rebelde by Las Cafeteras: 

California Center for the Arts, Escondido
340 N. Escondido Blvd Escondido, CA 92025
Tel: (760) 839-4186 

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:

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 
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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 
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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

#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. 
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Enero Zapatista- Jan 30, 2016

12th Annual Enero Zapatista closing event
Centro Cultural de la Raza at Balboa Park
Jan 30, 6-11 pm

There will be vendors, food, art, and a GREAT lineup!
Performances by Red Warrior Drummers, Jesis Mendez, Mujeres en Resistencia, Faith Santilla, Odessa Kane, Astrologik, Bambu, Quiriquiri Coyotas
$7-$10 donation (but no one will be turned away for lack of funds)
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Posadita Rebelde: Dec 19

Rebel Posada to support social movements in Mexico 

Dec 19, 6 pm 
Centro Cultural de la Raza at Balboa Park 

Food, music and Peñata

Alguna vez has tenido ganas de romperle la cara a Peña Nieto? Pues esta es tu oportunidad! Acompañanos el 9 de diciembre a nuestra posada donde tendremos peñata, musica, y deliciosa comida mexicana como pozole y tamales. La finalidad es recaudar fondos para seguir apoyando los movimientos sociales en Mexico. Apoya y diviertete!

Ayotzinapa: Chronicle of a State Crime- Nov 19

Ayotzinapa: Chronicle of a State Crime
Film in Spanish w/English subtitles

Thursday, Nov 19, 2:30 pm
Room MS 462
San Diego City College

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Homies Up: Nov 16, 2015

Kumeyaay Documentary: Nov 16, 2015

First People- Kumeyaay (Documentary Film)
by Bob Sly
Monday, Nov.16, 12:50-2:10pm
Room MS 162, City College

Bob Sly is a Documentary Producer at City College Adjunct Professor and Environmentalist. He co-produced (with Michael Johnson of Industrial Strength TV) a 52-minute documentary on First People: Kumeyaay which won Best in Show at the Borrego Film Festival and aired on KPBS in April.

Maquiladora Tour: Nov 14, 2015

Maquiladora Tour: English
November 14, 2015
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Tour Maquilero: Español
14 de Noviembre, 2015
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Ayotzinapa: Stop Repression- Nov 12, 2015

Protest against repression
Mexican Consulate
Nov 12, 2015, 6 pm
1549 India St, San Diego, CA 92101



11 de Noviembre de 2015- Esta tarde mientras iban en autobuses 250 estudiantes, 600 granaderos los interceptaron lanzándoles bombas de gas lacrimógeno a través de las ventanas. Hasta hace unas horas se contaban 13 detenidos, 20 heridos, 5 de gravedad y al parecer 50 que no aparecen. El último reporte de la organización HIJOS (12 de Noviembre, 7 am) anuncia que 13 estudiantes han sido liberados, los desaparecidos han sido encontrados, y que se mantienen 8 estudiantes lastimados, algunos graves, en dos hospitales. YA BASTA!!! EN UN ACTO DE DENUNCIA Y REPUDIO, NOS PRESENTAREMOS EN EL CONSULADO MEXICANO EN 1549 India St, San Diego, CA 92101 ESTE JUEVES 12 DE NOVIEMBRE A LAS 6 AM Y A LAS 6 PM EN UNA VELADA. TENEMOS QUE DEMOSTRARLE AL GOBIERNO MEXICANO QUE LOS NORMALISTAS Y LOS Y LAS MILES DE SUS VICTIMAS NO ESTAN SOL@S! HACEMOS RESPONSABLE AL GOBIERNO MEXICANO POR LA SEGURIDAD Y LA VIDA DE TODOS LOS ESTUDIANTES DETENIDOS Y HERIDOS. NO QUEREMOS MAS VIOLENCIA!

This afternoon 600 anti-protester police officers attacked 250 students who were traveling by bus, intercepting then and shooting tear gas canisters into the buses. Up until a few hours ago, 13 students were reported arrested, 20 wounded, of which 5 were in critical condition and 50 remained unaccounted for. A last report from the Mexican organization HIJOS states that 13 students have been released from jail, 30 have been found, but 8 students remain in two hospitals, some of them seriously wounded. ENOUGH!!! WE WILL HAVE AN ACTION TO DENOUNCE AND CONDEM NOS THIS NEWEST ATACK AT THE MEXICAN CONSULATE AT 1549 India St, San Diego, CA 92101 TOMORROW THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH AT 6 AM AND WE WILL BE BACK AT 6 PM FOR A CANDLELIGHT VIGIL. WE NEED TO SHOW THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT THAT THE STUDENTS AND THOUSANDS OTHER VICTIMS OF STATE VIOLENCE ARE NOT ALONE! WE HOLD THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SAFETY AND LIFE OF ALL THE ARRESTED AND WOUNDED STUDENTS. NO MORE VIOLENCE!

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The Head of Joaquin Murrieta: Nov 10, 2015

Film: The Head of Joaquin Murrieta
John J. Valadez, Peabody Award Winning Filmmaker

Tue. Nov. 10, 11:15-12:35pm
Room V-101, City College

For over a decade filmmaker John J. Valadez searched for the remains of Joaquin Murrieta, a legendary Mexican outlaw who blazed a trail of revenge and rebellion following the theft of his land, and the rape and murder of his wife. The Head of Joaquin Murrieta (a 30- minute film) is an irreverent, entertaining and often disturbing tale that uses both fiction and documentary story telling devices to tear open a painful and long ignored history: the lynching of Mexican Americans in the Southwest.

San Diego Fight for $15: Nov 10, 2015

San Diego Fight for $15

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2:15 pm
AH Building Entrance, City College

Anastasio Hernandez: Nov 9, 2015

Justicia Para Anastasio / Rally For Justice
Monday, Nov 9, 5 pm
Federal Building 800 Front Street, San Diego 

Shocking: the Department of Justice (DOJ) will not prosecute agents who murdered Anastasio Hernández Rojas. There is not enough evidence, DOJ declares. More info: No Justice for Anastasio