Price Scholarships

Our mission is to increase the self confidence, cultivate the competence, and strengthen the character of deserving students in San Diego by supporting them in furthering their educational, professional, and career readiness skills.

The Price Scholarship Program assists students from San Diego to complete an Associate Degree and/or Certificate Program at San Diego City College in two to three years. The assistance we provide for students comes in many forms: financial assistance, seminars, individual counseling, mentoring, a program retreat, and social events.

Price Scholarship Program: Price

The Price Scholarship Program is extending an invitation to current City College students to apply to our Price Scholarship Program. Eight City College scholarships are available to students who must:

► Be currently enrolled and in good standing at San Diego City College.

► Residents of the downtown, mid-city, or southeast area of San Diego.

► Have a minimum 2.5 Grade Point Average in their college studies.

► Have graduated from high school within the last 7 years and are interested in completing a Certificate of Achievement, an Associates Degree, Transfer Studies, or a Certificate of Completion.

► Have demonstrated financial need.

► Perform 5 or 8 hours of Community Service/internships weekly with a pre-selected community agency or school throughout their participation in the program.

Scholars will gain valuable experience through structured job shadowing, and community service assignments, with local community agencies, schools, and businesses in City Heights, Balboa Park, and other central and southeastern areas of San Diego.

The scholarship year will begin in June 2012 and may be renewable if the student remains in good standing academically and programmatically. Scholarship participants will perform 5 or 8 hours per week and choose a site from the current list locations and services that offer a range of experiences. Scholars will receive $9,000 over a two year period. Scholars are required to attend regular weekly classes throughout their first year of participation in the program and meet with program staff on an ongoing basis to assess their performance and progress in the program.

Applications are available in the Price Scholarship Program Office/Room L-114D or online at beginning Monday, November 14, 2011 and they will be due back to our office by Friday, December 16, 2010 at 12:00 noon. Students who are accepted into the program will be required to attend a program orientation in June 2012 before they begin their program in August 2012.

Internship and Scholarship opportunity

Internship with the Friendship Park
Americorps Volunteer job announcement for summer 2012 at Friendship Park
More information and application: Daniel Watman,

Three positions available:
Each 300 hour position will include a $1,175 education award upon completion on August 31st. Award can be applied to past or future student loans!

 1. Friends of Friendship Park Coaltion Team Member

 - Help Coordinate and Create events at Friendship Park
- Assist in documentation of events and incidents at the park
- Assist in design ideas that create an ever more cross-border landscape and
feel to the park.
- Community and media outreach
- Attend monthly strategy meetings
- Other duties as assigned by the Lead Community Organizer and catored to
volunteers interests

2. Bi-national Garden Community Project Organizer

 - Identify and work with volunteer leadership to create community ownership and a sustainable framework for maintenance
- Help organize and participate in beautification, expansion projects, artistic interventions, and other gatherings at the garden.
- Learn about native plant species and their importance to our region and advocate for expansion
- Outreach and communication about Friends of Friendship Park Bi-National Friendship Garden of Native Plants to media
- Other duties as assigned by the Lead Community Organizer and catored to and created by the volunteer

3. Border encuentro Cross-Border Friendship Events Coordinaton

- Facilitate planning with community members who have a passion for a particular theme that reaches across borders in the the organization of an event at Friendship Park
- Reach out to environmental, cultural, artistic and community improvement orgs who have done Border encuentro events in the past and/or shown interest in doing another event.
- Create ideas for new events that bring people together in Friendship and collaboration at the park under a common interest theme.
- Participate and help coordinate on day of events
- Update electronic media (website and social media sites) for Border encuentro
- Learn the Border encuentro dynamic and our role in the Friends of Friendship Park Coalition
- Other duties as assigned by the Lead Community Organizer and according to interests of volunteer
More information and application: Daniel Watman,

Community College Scholarships

Dear Student,
We are pleased to announce that you may be eligible to apply for the Osher Scholar Award offered by the Foundation for California Community Colleges. Please review the eligibility criteria listed below.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must have completed 24 degree applicable units by the beginning of the Fall 2012 semester.
  • Must be enrolled at least half-time (6 or more units) during all terms in which the award remains active.
  • Must be enrolled at the college where you will be receiving financial aid.
  • Must be a BOGW recipient for the 2012-2013 school year.
  • Must have applied for a FAFSA for the 2012-2013 school year and demonstrate financial need.
  • Must be making satisfactory progress towards a degree based on the San Diego Community College District’s policy.

If you feel that you meet the above criteria, you can obtain a copy of the scholarship application from the Student Web Services website at: and click on the California Community Colleges Scholarship Endowment ad. Applications will also be available at your college Financial Aid Office.
It is important to note that meeting the minimum criteria does not guarantee selection for this scholarship. Additional selection criteria will be considered based on your response to the questions on the application including:
A statement detailing your educational and career goals
Outside activities, involvement and community service
Awards and/or honors
Work experience
Personal accomplishments
Scholarships are limited so be sure to apply right away. Applications that meet the above criteria will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis. The deadline to return your application for the Osher Scholar Award is July 5, 2012 at 5:00p.m. Applications must be returned directly to the college Financial Aid Office.
Successful applicants will be notified after August 20, 2012
Chicana/o Studies
Calendar of Action and Culture

Fall 2011

2nd Binational Conference on Border Issues
2a Conferencia Binacional sobre Asuntos Fronterizos

Politics of Violence:
Militarization, Incarceration and Globalization in the U.S./ Mexico Border Area

Políticas de violencia:
Globalización, encarcelamiento y militarización en la frontera USA/ México

San Diego City College
December 1, 2011
9 am - 3 pm, Room/Salón D 121A

See the Conference Program: Binational Conference

The speaker cancelled the presentation
Wednesday, September 21
Bonnie Dumanis, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis on Constitutional Rights
9:40 – 10:50 am Saville
Clun BEAT is organizing a protest of District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis who is coming to speak during Constitution Week in order to gain support for her mayoral race--remember she was to a large degree responsible for the murder of Diana Gonzalez last October due to malfeasance in her office.

Monday, September 26
Kiki Ochoa, Association of Raza Educators
“Human Rights: The Struggle for a Better World”
9:40 – 10:50 am Saville

Tuesday, September 27
Maquilapolis: City of Factories
9:40 – 10:50 am Saville

Tuesday, September 27

Maintaining a commitment to diversity at a time of education budget cuts
Room D 121A/B
San Diego City College

Wednesday, September 28
La Mama—Mother Antonia’s Life in Prison
11:15 – 12:30 pm Saville

Thursday, September 29
Movie The Longoria Affair with filmmaker John Valadez
12:45 – 2:10 pm D 121 a/b

Monday, October 3
Movie: Viva Mexico9:35 am- 11:00 am Room A 213, SD City College
In a journey from the mountains of southeastern Mexico to the northern border with the United States, Subcommander Marcos and the people of Mexico trace the forgotten face of a country. A celebration of the struggle for land and dignity

Monday, October 3
San Diego Book Fair
D121A/B (Faculty Lounge)
11:10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
12:45 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.
Two readings and book signings with Benson Deng, co-author of They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan

Tuesday, October 4
San Diego Book Fair
D121A/B (Faculty Lounge)
11:10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Reading and book signing with Judy Patacsil and Felix Tuyay, co-authors of Images of America: Filipinos in San Diego

Tuesday, October 4
Movie: Viva Mexico
World Beat Center, 7 pm
In a journey from the mountains of southeastern Mexico to the northern border with the United States, Subcommander Marcos and the people of Mexico trace the forgotten face of a country. A celebration of the struggle for land and dignity

Thursday, October 6--Canceled
San Diego Book Fair
D121A/B (Faculty Lounge)
11:10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
"Picture Postcards" as a Source of Historical Evidence, lecture on historical postcards from the Mexican Revolution of 1910 with Paul Vanderwood, author of Satan’s Playground: Mobster and Movie Stars at America’s Greatest Gaming Resort and Juan Soldado

Thursday, October 6
San Diego Book Fair
D121A/B (Faculty Lounge)12:45 - 2:10 p.m.
Chicano Poetics: the Enduring Experience & Perspective, panel discussion with acclaimed poet Leroy Quintana and upcoming poets Angel Sandoval and Manuel Paul López

Friday, October 7
San Diego Book Fair
Saville Theatre
6 - 7 p.m.
Panel discussion with Justin Akers Chacón, Victor Clark and Jill Holslin, contributors to Wounded Border/Frontera Herida: Readings on the Tijuana /San Diego Region and Beyond, an anthology published by City Works Press and edited by City College professors Enríque Dávalos and Justin Akers Chacón
7 - 8 p.m.
Concert by the Bill Caballero Bi-National Mambo Orchestra

Saturday, October 8
San Diego Book Fair-Saville Theatre
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Marjorie Cohn, editor of The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration and Abuse
Marjorie Cohn is a professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego; immediate past president of the National Lawyers Guild, and deputy secretary general of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers. Her fourth book, The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration, and Abuse, was published in January by NYU Press.

Saturday, October 8
San Diego Book Fair-Saville Theatre
11:30 - 12:30 p.m.
Cris Mazza, author of Various Men Who Knew Us as Girls
Cris Mazza is the author of 14 books, including novels, short fiction and a memoir. Her works include the critically notable Is It Sexual Harassment Yet? and psychological novels of place, Girl Beside Him and Waterbaby. Many of Mazza's books take place in San Diego and the surrounding county, including Homeland, Trickle-Down Timeline, Indigenous: Growing up Californian, and her new novel Various Men Who Knew Us as Girls, which looks at prostitute-slave trafficking in Southern California.

Saturday, October 8
San Diego Book Fair-Saville Theatre
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Zohreh Ghahremani, author of Sky of Red Poppies
Zohreh Ghahremani (Zoe) is an Iranian-American whose book, Sky of Red Poppies, was released October 2010. It focuses on an unusual friendship between two young women coming of age in a politically divided 1960's Iran under rule of the Shah. Her first book, The Commiserator, was published in 2000 in her native language, Persian. Over two hundred of her essays and vignettes – both in English and Persian - have appeared in several magazines and bloggers. Gharemani has written three novels, including The Moon Daughter, which is a finalist in San Diego Book Awards.

Saturday, October 8
San Diego Book Fair-Saville Theatre
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Le thi diem thuy, author of The Gangster We Are All Looking For
Lê thi diem thúy was born in Phan Thiet, Southern Vietnam. She and her father left Vietnam by boat in 1978, eventually settling in Southern California. The writer was born in 1972, a year that is remembered in its totality as “the red fiery summer,” a time of fierce attacks from the north that resulted in fires that scorched the countryside. Her novel, The Gangster We Are All Looking For, captures the family’s experience; first appeared in the Massachusetts Review ; and was reprinted in Harper’s. It was included in Best American Essays `97, (as well the edition of Best American Essays that contains a selection of the “best of the best” from the past 12 volumes).

Saturday, October 8
San Diego Book Fair-Saville Theatre
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, author of One Amazing Thing
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an award-winning author and poet. Her themes include women, immigration, the South Asian experience, history, myth, magic, and celebrating diversity. She writes both for adults and children. Her latest work, One Amazing Thing, was published in 2010.
Divakaruni is also the author of Arranged Marriage, which won an American Book Award. Her other works, The Mistress of Spices and Sister of My Heart, have been made into films. In addition, Divakaruni is an acclaimed poet whose collection, Leaving Yuba City, won a Pushcart Prize, an Allen Ginsberg Prize and a Gerbode Foundation award. Her writing has been published in over 50 magazines, including the Atlantic Monthly and The New Yorker, and been included in over 50 anthologies. Her works have been translated into 20 languages, including Dutch, Hebrew, Russian, and Japanese.
The author was born in India and lived there until 1976, when she left Calcutta and came to the United States. She earned a master’s degree in English from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Saturday, October 8
San Diego Book Fair-Saville Theatre
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Wanda Coleman, author of Jazz & Twelve O’clock Tales and The World Falls Away and contributor to Mamas and Papas, an anthology published by City Works Press and Austin Straus, author of Intensifications

Saturday, October 8
San Diego Book Fair-Saville Theatre
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Luis Rodriguez, author of Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A. and It Calls You Back: A Writer's Odyssey through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing

Thursday, October 13, 2:15 pm
Room A 213, San Diego City College
Movie Backyard
(It is about Ciudad Juarez)
Presented by Chicanao Film Club

Saturday, October 15
Action Day vs. Education budget cuts
Time/Place to be announced

Saturday, Oct 15
Film Precious Knowledge
A Chicano Revolucion Education in Arizona
San Diego State University, 4-7 pm
Room Arts & Letters 201

With the film director and a student activist from Tucson
Presented by the San Diego Ethnic Studies Consortium

Wednesday, October 19
Fall Farm Festival
10:00 – 2:00 City College Farm
Terry Wilson,

Thursday, Oct 27
11 am - 12:45 pm, Room A 213
Coffe with a Justice Aroma
Presentation about fair trade coffee
Fair Trade Coffee Campaign

Thursday, Oct 27
Chicanao Film Club presents:
"South of the Border"
Room A213, 2:15 pm

Monday, October 31
Richard Griswold: Chicano Archives
9:40 – 10:50 am D121 a/b

Wednesday, November 2
Dia de los Muertos
10:00 – 2:30 D 121 a/b

Thursday, November 3
Precious Knowledge: A Revolutionary Education with filmmaker Eren McGinnis
9:40 – 10:50 am Saville

Saturday, November 12
Tijuana Maquiladora Tour
Come to learn about Tijuana maquiladora workers' conditions and struggles!
More info: or

Thursday, December 1
2nd Binational Conference on Border Issues
Politics of Violence: Militarization, Incarceration and Globalization in the U.S.-Mexico Border Area
9 am - 3 pm, Room D 121A

San Diego Museum of Man
Kumeyaay: Native Californians-- Permanent exhibition
The Kumeyaay, or Diegueño (as they were later called by the Spanish), are the Native American people of present-day Southern California (San Diego and western Imperial Counties) and Northern Baja. For many generations before the arrival of the Spanish, they occupied the deserts, mountains, and coasts, developing sophisticated means of adapting to the diverse environments.
Maya: Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth
The huge Maya monuments displayed in the Rotunda Gallery are casts of the originals from Quirigua, a site in Guatemala. The casts were made for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition and have been on display since then, except during World War II, when the Navy turned the Museum into a hospital. Today these casts are studied by researchers who are tracing the history of the Maya through their hieroglyphic writing. The Museum’s casts are in better condition than the originals, which have suffered some weathering and erosion in the 95 years since the casts were made.
Free Tuesday: On the third Tuesday every month, FREE ADMISSION is offered to all San Diego County residents and active duty military and their families. Please bring your IDs that show county residence or military status.

Mexican Modern Painting
San Diego Museum of Art
Mexican art from the Andres Blaisan Collection. This is one of the premiere collections of 20th-century Mexican art. Assembled over the last 25 years, the collection normally resides at its permanent home at the Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco.  This exhibition features a selection of 80 paintings dated between 1907 and 1962 from this renowned collection as part of a traveling tour of the Blaisten Collection. The exhibited artists include well-known painters María Izquierdo, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Rufino Tamayo, and many others. In addition to these important painters, there are several painters with works in the exhibition that might be new to San Diego audiences such as Alfonso Michel, Federico Cantú, and Angel Zárraga.

Heritage of the Americas Museum
The Heritage of the Americas Museum, located on the campus of Cuyamaca College in Rancho San Diego, California, invites visitors of all ages to experience a journey through time. Five wings divide the building into areas of Natural History, Archaeology, Anthropology, Art, and Education. The museum is an educational and cultural center featuring the prehistoric and historic art, culture, and natural history of the Americas. Artifacts and art serve as a documentation of life and civilization throughout the ages. In the words of the Museum's founder, Bernard Lueck, "To be lost and never found is to be nothing." Through the discovery of these antiquities, mankind is educated and inspired. We invite you to venture into our wonderful world of discovery.

Jobs and Scholarships

Dream Scholarships
You have the DREAM. We have the resources.
Tú tienes el DREAM y nosotros los recursos.

More info: Dream Scholarships

There are a a lot of scholarships listed here. Thatʼs great! It means thereʼs money available for YOU to go to college! So, now what?! Well, here are some easy steps to help you apply for the scholarships that you qualify for. Applying for scholarships takes time and some effort, but in the end, you might get some money for school. If you have questions, feel free to contact us from our homepage at


Chicano Studies Scholarship
2011-2012 Application

More information:
A Little History: List of scholarships

The Chicano Studies Department at City College was created in 1969. Throughout the years, we have seen students from all walks of life; all of them with different goals, but most of them maintaining two common denominators: motivation and low incomes. These students are the inspiration for this scholarship.

Important Information:
Number of Awards: 1
Amount of each award: $250.00


a) Must be a U.S. citizen or a resident alien
b) Must have completed 9 units in the Chicano Studies
c) Must enrolled full-time (12 units) at City College in Fall 2011 and Spring 2012
d) Must have a 2.8 GPA or higher
e) Essay: Must submit a two-page typed, double-spaced autobiography with emphasis on future goals
f) Must show involvement in Chicano/Latino activities on or off campus

SCHOLARSHIP WILL BE ADVERTISED: September 8, 2011 to December 8, 2011


APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Return completed application and all necessary materials to: Office of Student Affairs (D-106)

AWARD DATE: April 28, 2012, at the Annual Scholarship Awards Presentation.
Attendance is required for release of scholarship funds. Non-Attendance will, in most cases, result in forfeiture of scholarship award.SAN DIEGO CITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION

A Little History: List of scholarships

What can I do…to fight unfair trade?


Join us to learn about fair trade options and promote a coffee free trade campaign


By David Schmidt of
(Creating Alternative and Fair Enterprise)

Oct 27, 11:00 am
Room A 213
San Diego City College

David Schmidt of C.A.F.E. is a great-grandchild of immigrants from Russia, and has been involved in urban and rural indigenous communities in Mexico over the last decade, and has witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of lopsided trade policies and neoliberal economics on the poorest communities in the world.

David will present a critical view of the current discussion of "immigration reform", in light of the unfair trade policies—pushed by the U.S. Government itself—which force people to migrate. Unless the US drastically increases the ability to legally immigrate to the US and drastically changes US trade policies like NAFTA which push massive migration, the fundamental problems facing immigrants will continue.

Sponsored by City C.A.F.E.

More information:

Chicana/o Studies
Calendar of Action and Culture

Spring 2011


Justicia para Anastasio Rojas, Friday May 20, 6:30 pm

Sábado 21 de Mayo 2011, 11:00 -3:00 PM

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SD Community College District Employment Opportunities Website

Our Employment Services Website has been updated to a completely online system! Please click on the FAQs link on the left for details of the new system, and how it will affect you for all future applications.

Thank you for your interest in employment with the San Diego Community College District. We are always hopeful that talented and committed people will want to join the excellent faculty, administrators, and staff who make our District a wonderful place to work and learn.

This web page is designed to provide specific information about jobs, compensation, and the application procedures you should follow in pursuing employment.

Go to the Website: Employment opportunities

No Más Sangre Tijuana

Tijuana se une
Protesta Nacional
8 de Mayo, 3 pm
Alto a la Guerra
Monumento a las dos culturas
Tijeras frente al Cecut (La Bola)

Más información: No más sangre Tijuana

Actualmente México vive un quebranto generalizado de la legalidad y del estado de derecho, ya que el Estado ha sido incapaz de garantizar la paz en el territorio nacional. En menos de cuatro años de gobierno de Calderón ya son alrededor de 40 mil muertes, muchas de ellas ejecuciones extrajudiciales realizadas por las policías y el ejército. El país se encuentra en llamas.

Desde el inicio, el principal propósito de la ofensiva de Calderón ha sido el blindaje de un régimen debilitado en contra del descontento social. Esto se ha tornado tanto más urgente dado el carácter rampante de la crisis económica, cientos de miles de trabajadores han perdido sus empleos en meses recientes, se ha perdido el poder adquisitivo, y en 3 años de gobierno la canasta básica ha aumentado más de un 93%.

En años recientes México ha experimentado crecientes tensiones sociales como resultado de un cuarto de siglo de privatizaciones masivas, destrucción de los servicios sociales, expulsión de los campesinos de sus tierras y otras manifestaciones de una ofensiva burguesa contra los obreros y oprimidos.

Para mantener a la clase obrera y a los sectores oprimidos a raya, el recurso final del gobierno consiste en utilizar cada vez más al ejército, haciendo que México parezca cada vez más y más a las seudodemocracias militarizadas como la de Colombia.

La llamada “guerra contra las drogas” no es más que un disfraz con el que se pretende ocultar la guerra contra los pobres y los trabajadores. Al igual que la “guerra contra el terrorismo”, es una guerra contra nosotros. En el fondo se trata de derechos democráticos.

Nos pronunciamos por la eliminación de todas las leyes que proscriben o regulan el consumo o comercio de drogas. Al estado no le incumbe en lo absoluto qué es lo que cada quien haga con su propio cuerpo. Además, el que las drogas fueran legales eliminaría instantáneamente las bases económicas de los cárteles del narcotráfico, tal como la eliminación de la Prohibición del consumo de alcohol en los años 30 en Estados Unidos acabó de manera fulminante con los contrabandista de ron y whisky. Para acabar con la violencia, las drogas deben legalizarse ahora.

No debemos acostumbrarnos a que la muerte, la desaparición y la tortura, así como la injerencia del gobierno criminal de los Estados Unidos en nuestro país sean parte de nuestra cotidianidad (llámese “operación rápido y furioso, aviones tripulados y no tripulados, así como agentes estadounidenses en nuestro territorio, etc.). No debemos aceptar que la muerte sea presentada por este mal gobierno como una cifra más. Son vidas que se pierden para siempre, dejando un terrible sufrimiento para cada una de sus familias y amigos.

Como escribió el periodista Pedro Miguel: “Dependerá de nosotros, deudos de una nación ensangrentada y desarticulada, que la náusea y la ira tomen un rumbo preciso de acción para detener el baño de sangre que padecemos por obra de los intereses imperiales y de sus socios y ejecutores locales”. ¡Es el momento de congregar el hartazgo nacional y decirle al gobierno y sus aliados que es hora de que se vayan todos! ¡Hay que echarlos, lo mismo que a todos los agentes estadounidenses!

Es necesario acabar de una vez por todas con el régimen capitalista en plena decadencia, que no promete a las masas más que desempleo, hambre y terror policiaco. La clave para librarnos de esta guerra se encuentra en la organización. Los invitamos a actuar.

San Diego May Day 2011

May 1st 2011
March and Rally

A labor and community-based mobilization effort to raise the consciousness of workers regarding labor rights, protections, and benefits. Inspired by the Chicago Haymarket Square Incident of 1866, and now, faced with the "ground zero" of labor, Wisconsin, the Haymarket Incident of the 21st century, San Diego May First seeks to educate, corroborate and support the movement for dignity and protection of the rights of workers. We are all Wisconsin!

Wisconsin Fight Back Video

Website May Day

Chicano Park Day Celebration

41st Annual Chicano Park Day Celebration
Saturday, April 23, 2011 - 10am to 5pm

Organized by the Chicano Park Steering Committee

The 41st annual Chicano Park Day celebration will take place on Saturday, April 23, 2011, in historic Chicano Park, located in the Barrio Logan community, south of downtown San Diego, under the San Diego-Coronado bridge. This family event is always free and open to the public. The theme for the 41st anniversary celebration is "Education and Knowledge: Our Key to a Better Future"

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. Visitors to Chicano Park Day will experience traditional music and dance, including one of the most beautiful performances of Aztec Indigenous dance, coordinated by Toltecas en Aztlán. Other dance groups scheduled to perform include Grupo Folklórico Cuetlaxochitl de North County, Ballet Folklórico Mi Tierra de Bakersfield, Ballet Folklórico Aquetzalli de Lemon Grove, Ballet Folklórico Esperanza de Fallbrook, and danza Zapateado rebelde by Mujeres en Resistencia. Live bands performing this year include Agua Dulce, SAVOR, Rapper Big J from Indio, Band 2012 from Denver Colorado, Halo-N-Fern Tee, Back N Time from Riverside and Mariachi Imperial de San Diego. The event will open with a blessing by Tim Red Bird and the Red Warriors. The educational keynote speakers will be Maria Figueroa-Chacon, Gail Perez, Aremi Lopez, Consuelo Manriquez and presentation organizer Alberto Pulido. Other speakers, include representatives from the Brown Berets de Aztlán, Amigos Lowrider Car Club, Caliposas, Chicano Park Steering Committee and the Crusade for Justice.

In addition, there will be more than 350 classic low-rider cars on display (presented by Amigos Car Club) and children’s art workshop led by muralist Victor Ochoa with numerous volunteers. Food, arts and crafts vendors sell their specialties throughout Chicano Park.

Chicano Park is located off Interstate 5, Cesar Chavez Pkwy exit, under the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge.

With very limited parking (even less this year) we highly recommend that you take the trolley (Blue line to Barrio Logan or Orange line to 25th and Commercial) or bus (#11 or #901) to Chicano Park Day. For the safety of your pets and the public, please leave your dogs and other pets at home.

More info: Chicano Park

Film El Traspatio A true story of the border town

Cine en el Barrio

Join us for the screening of "El Traspatio" a true story of the border town of Juarez, Mexico where since the mid 90's thousands of womyn have gone missing. There will be a dialogue and speakers.

Friday, April 29 · 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Voz Alta 1754 National Ave. San Diego, Ca. 92113

Film Maquilapolis


A real life history of the maquiladora workers in Tijuana

April 28, Thursday
11:10 am-12:45 pm
San Diego City College
Room A 213

With Q and A afterwards with Loudes Lujan, Yesenia Palomares and Magdalena Cerda from the Colectivo Chilpancingo for Environmental Justice, Tijuana


depicts globalization from the perspective of female Tijuana factory workers.

For information about the film visit:


For more information contact:
Enrique Davalos,, (619) 388-3634