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
CHICANO PARK DAY CELEBRATION

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


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


MAQUILAPOLIS

depicts globalization from the perspective of female Tijuana factory workers.

For information about the film visit: http://www.maquilapolis.com/

SPONSORED BY CAFE CITY COLLEGE AND
THE SAN DIEGO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH COALITION

For more information contact:
Enrique Davalos, edavalos@sdccd.edu, (619) 388-3634



Cafe Without Borders

April 26, Tuesday
6:30 pm
University of San Diego
Forum B
This event gives voice to Fair Trade Coffee producers from Mexico. We will listen to their stories and learn about the fair trade process while enjoying free coffee and dessert.
Sponsored by Students for Fair Trade and Sustainabily, CSL/CASA, University Ministry, CRS, CRS Mexico

For more information contact: Cara McMahon at cmcmahon@sandiego.edu
University of San Diego 5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA 92110



The speaker

Antonio Pérez Ruiz
Nació en Acteal, Chenalhó, Chiapas
El 6 de febrero de 1975

Campesino indígena tsotsil y coordinador del área productiva del café Socio Fundador de MayaVinic. En el año 2001, a 2 años de fundada la cooperativa, fue elegido Tesorero del Consejo de Administración, servicio que prestó gratuitamente durante dos años, según los usos y costumbres comunitarios indígena. de la Cooperativa. Terminando su período, en 2003, fue elegido encargado de la oficina de San Cristóbal de las Casas, prestando servicios en diferentes áreas. Al día de hoy es el responsable del Beneficio Seco del café y del Control del Café Pergamino y del café Oro. A la vez forma parte del equipo de ventas nacionales de café tostado.

Antonio Pérez Ruiz is an indigenous farmer and coordinator of coffee production for Maya Vinic Cooperative, in the Highlands of Chiapas, Mexico. Maya Vinic cooperative is part of a Catholic pacifist community known as Las Abejas. In 2001, two years after the cooperative was founded, Antonio was selected as treasurer of the Administrative Board. In keeping with local customs and traditions, Antonio served as a volunteer. After two years of service, in 2003, Antionio was selected to work in the cooperatives offices in the town of San Cristobal. Today, Antonio’s responsibities include quality control related to the processing of green beans. Antonio also serves as part of the national sales team.


Maya Vinic is a cooperative of nearly 700 small-scale coffee growers from the municipalities of Chenalhó, Pantelhó and Chalchihuitán, in the Highlands of Chiapas. Maya Vinic means "Mayan Man" in the Mayan Tzotzil language. The cooperative chose Maya Vinic for their name because they are motivated and inspired by the knowledge and wisdom of their Mayan ancestors who organized themselves and made decisions collectively. Keeping with their ancestral traditions, the members of Maya Vinic have chosen to utilize a portion of the entire coffee revenue to develop their business with all remaining earnings distributed to farmer families and their communities. Fair trade revenues is providing Maya Vinic with a much deserved income.

In Their Words...

Maya Vinic is dedicated to working cooperatively and in harmony with the earth. In their view, the mother earth "is what feeds us, sustains us and - when our time has come to an end on earth - will welcome us with a motherly love." For this reason, Maya Vinic is consciously practicing sustainable farming and processing techniques. Coffee trees are grown under shade trees to provide the necessary habitat for various species of native birds. The cooperative is certified organic by its local certifier, Certimex. The certification allows them to demand a higher price from local and international coffee buyers, thus ensuring better care for their families as well as mother earth.

A Courageous History

Maya Vinic, while struggling to survive the international coffee crisis, was also the unfortunate victims of a low-intensity war waged against the indigenous people of Chiapas. Las Abejas (The Bees), the civil society organization from which Maya Vinic was born, has been an outspoken proponent for indigenous rights since its inception in 1992. As a result, the people of Maya Vinic and Las Abejas have been continually harassed, intimidated, and ultimately murdered for their nonviolent and persistent demand for an end to oppression and eradication of Mayan indigenous people, which began over 500 years ago with the conquest of Latin America by the Spanish.

This harassment reached its most gruesome point on December 22nd, 1997 when paramilitary troops entered Acteal - home to the present day headquarters of Maya Vinic - and massacred 45 members of the community as they gathered in the local chapel to pray and fast for peace. To this day, many of the accused as well as their weapons remain at large and the people of Maya Vinic are still being victimized for their demand for indigenous rights.

Hand Across California

Don’t forget this Sunday is Hand Across California April 17th

Please remind your students, club members, co-workers, and family to come out and support California Community College students

Meet in the San Diego City College Gorton Quad at 1pm

Please open the attachment for a complete breakdown of the event

There will be food vendors and musical entertainment

See you there :)

The Writing is on the Wall We Will Not Be Silent!

April 13, 12-1:30 pm
Curran Plaza
City College

Join us Wednesday April the 13th from 12-1:30 at the San Diego City College Curran Plaza (in front of the art building) for we have partnered with EFA, Poetic Lip Movement, and the Socialist club to speak out about LGBT issues. We would love to see you there and participate. Write a poem, song, or lyric or just get something off the internet to share :-) We will have banners posted all around campus with positive LGBT messages and a table to remember those who have been victims of hate crimes or committed suicide due to bullying

Also check out our Facebook event and RSVP invite others as well.

1st Annual IDEAS Conference

Saturday April 9th
10 am-2 pm
SD City College
Room D 121A
Evento en inglés y español

The 1st Annual IDEAS Conference at San Diego City College educates undocumented students in surrounding communities about the possibility of reaching higher education. Our message is one of hope for undocumented youth in education: the CA Dream Act presents the opportunity to alleviate our financial struggles in light of rising tuition costs. The California Dream Act would allow undocumented students that meet in-state tuition requirements to receive institutional or state financial aid. The conference is a way of maintaining momentum to empower students to pursue their dreams while advocating for change. This work is especially important since 65,000 undocumented high school students graduate every year. Unfortunately, only 5-10% of these students continue on to higher education although the passage of Assembly Bill 540 allows undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at public institutions.We will also have a workshop where you can learn about immigration policies and your rights as individuals, workers or student and support groups within our community.

Sincerely,
I.D.E.A.S.
Individuals Dedicated to the Education of AB-540 Students

More info:
(619) 813-2791


Dimensions Scholarship for Student Women

See Application
$1,000.00 WOMEN’S SCHOLARSHIPS


ACADEMIC YEAR 2011-2012


Dimensions, a San Diego women’s organization is offering four scholarships for women for the 2011-2012 academic year. Women applying must meet the following criteria:


1. Must be attending either San Diego City College and have completed at least 30 credits.


2. Must be returning to school after an interruption in education, due to work, raising children, or other personal reasons.


3. Must be planning to continue education at either a four year college or attend professional training.


APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY APRIL 8, 2011


To download application go to:

City College Student Support and Scholarships

More info:


Carmen F. Ruffo
Scholarship Coordinator
San Diego City College
Phone: x3684
Fax: 3038

Immigrant Rights ARE Human Rights

Thursday Mar 31 , 7-9 pm
Room A 213
San Diego City College


What to do if you are detained?
How to be prepared in case of a detention?
What are your rights in check points?
What to do in vehicle and pedestrian stops?
What are your rights in a detention centers?
How to organize a net for post-detention support?

Sponsored by San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium,
City College Club IDEAS, and City College Club CAFE.


More information:
Enrique Davalos
edavalos@sdccd.edu
619-388-3634

4th Annual Cesar Chavez Rally & March

Thursday, March 31, 2011
10:00 a.m.
San Diego City College
Park Boulevard and “A” Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Please bring yourselves, your co-workers, your students, your friends, and your families to celebrate the life of CESAR CHAVEZ on Thursday, March 31stbeginning at 10 AM at City College (right in front of the school at the intersection of Park Blvd. and A Street). This is the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council’s 4th Annual Cesar Chavez Day March, and they’ve chosen to begin and end it at City College! We will have 100 t-shirts for AFT Local 1931’s members and their students to wear for the march, so come early and grab yours! If we run out, please make sure to wear your AFT BLUE to show your colors. For more information and to help spread the word, see the attached flyer, which is in both English and Spanish. Now is the time to show WE ARE ONE!

Festival del Trueke en Tijuana

Pasaje Rodriguez
Avenida Revolucion
Entre Calle 3a y 4a
Tijuana

Domingo 27 de Marzo
11 am a 7 pm

El unico que no esta invitado es el Dinero!

Intercambio de:
Saberes (costura, tejido, reparacion de bicicletas, computadoras, clases de guitarra, etc)

Asesorias (legales, contables, de programas de disenho, arquitectura, etc.)

Oficios (reparador de calzado, sastre, afilador, herrero, etc)

Talleres (Baile, Comida Vegana, reparacion de bicicletas, artesanias, musica, escritura, etc)

Productos facturados por ti (ropa, accesorios, pinturas, grabados, alimentos organicos, remedios, fanzines, etc)

Libros usados, ropa, discos, verduras frescas, plantas,bicicletas, juguetes, comida ...

Usted agreguele lo que mas le gustaria intercambiar.

Prepara una lista de 10 que puedes intercambiar y otra de 10 que te gustaria recibir

US Labor Tour 2011

Workers Struggle Beyond Borders: Uniting the Peoples of Nuestra America
Presentation by

  • Gilda Chacon Bravo, World Federation of Trade Unions- Americas Region- Cuba
  • Humberto Montes de Oca, Interior Secretary of the Mexican Electrical Workers (SME)- México
  • Jorge Cázares Torres, Section VIII of the National Steering Committee of Education Workers (CNTE)- México

Mar 25, Friday
6-9 pm
World Beat Center
2100 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
Balboa Park


Thursday Mar 24, 11:10 am-12:35 pm
San Diego City College
Room A 213

 

With a growing economic crisis, the U.S. empire is waging an even larger scale offensive on the world’s working poor to keep capitalism afloat, while eliminating many essential services making it more expensive and practically unaffordable to obtain healthcare, increasing cuts to education, and foreclosing on homes at an unprecedented rate. This offensive has even made it a crime to work in the U.S. if you’re an “undocumented” workers; while state legislatures, such as Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana, are currently seeking to eliminate or weaken collective bargaining rights.

As a response to this offensive, workers from throughout the continent have decided to propose a collaborative project towards integration and solidarity beyond national borders, in search of worker’s unity that will ensure their class interest. This tour seeks to introduce the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) to workers in the United States, with the objective of seeking dialogue and presenting common areas of interest, this tour will invite workers and their organizations to the Encuentro Sindical de Nuestra América (ESNA) which will take place this year in Nicaragua. Similarly, this tour will inform worker’s how countries that today form part of the Bolivarian Alliance of Nuestra América (ALBA) have made investments in healthcare, education, food security, sports, cultural programs, while the United States cuts programs in these areas, while increasing its military spending. This tour invites workers in the US to become familiar with this continental process which seeks to build coordinated actions in our common defense of as a working class, throughout the continent and the world.

More information:
E-mail:


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GIRA SINDICAL POR EE.UU. 2011

La Lucha Obrera No Tiene Fronteras: Uniendo los pueblos de Nuestra America

Ante una creciente crisis económica el imperio de EEUU ha profundizado una ofensiva de mayor escala contra los pobres y desposeídos del mundo con el fin de mantener a flote el sistema capitalista. Al mismo tiempo, el imperio está eliminando servicios básicos que fueron conquistados por la clase trabajadora en años anteriores, haciendo mas costoso y en ciertos casos imposible obtener acceso al cuidado de salud, recortando el presupuesta a la educación publica y permitiendo el desalojo de familias de sus viviendas por los grandes bancos. La ofensiva desatada contra los y las trabajadores por la clase capitalista ha convertido al derecho al trabajo en un crimen como es el caso para millones de trabajadores mexicanos y latinoamericanos en EEUU. Parte de esta ofensiva intenta disminuir el poder de los trabajadores y sus organizaciones en poder negociar contratos de manera colectiva como se ha demostrado en las legislaturas de Wisconsin, Indiana y Ohio.

Para enfrentar esta creciente crisis económica, los y las trabajadores de todo el continente han decidido buscar solución al proponer la colaboración, la integración y la solidaridad para encontrar la unidad necesaria que asegure sus intereses como clase. Esta gira propone presentar el trabajo de la Federación Sindical Mundial (FSM) y el esfuerzo para unir los y las trabajadores latinoamericanos y sus organizaciones en un espacio de trabajo común conocido como el Encuentro Sindical de Nuestra América (ESNA), que se celebrará próximamente en Nicaragua. Esta gira, invita a los y las trabajadores de los Estados Unidos, a conocer de este proceso. De igual forma, esta gira propone conocer cómo los países que hoy forman la Alianza Bolivariana para los Pueblos de Nuestra América (ALBA) están enfrentando la crisis invirtiendo en programas sociales (educación, salud, la seguridad alimenticia, el deporte, cultura, etc.), mientras que el gobierno de EEUU solo invierte en guerra y reduce el presupuesto para programas de salud, educación, vivienda, etc. Conozca como puedes participar en la construcción de la acción en defensa de intereses común para los y las trabajadores del continente y el mundo.

Únase a este esfuerzo para dar la bienvenida a representantes internacionales que incluyen:

- Gilda Chacon Bravo, Federación Sindical Mundial-Región América (FSM)-Cuba
- Humberto Montes de Oca, Secretario Interior del Sindicato Mexicano de Electricistas (SME)- México
- Jorge Cázares Torres, Sección VIII del la Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (CNTE)- México

Organizado por:
US-Cuba Labor Exchange,
laborexchange@aol.com

International Action Center
iac-cai@iacenter.org

Unión del Barrio
info@uniondelbarrio.org

Patrocinado por:
Federación Sindical Mundial- Región América

Para mas informes, favor de escribir a los correos electronicos arriba.


¡UNIDOS VENCEREMOS!




Justice for Women of Atenco, Mexico

Mar 22, 12:30 pm
From City College Gorton Quad
To the Mexican Consulate in San Diego
1549 India Street

In the case of one of the women, Bárbara Italia Méndez, police officers pulled her hair, beat her, and forced her into a state police vehicle with her shirt pulled over her head. She was made to lie on top of other detainees, and during the journey to the prison, police officers sexually assaulted her repeatedly. More than four years later, these brave survivors are still waiting for justice. None of the officials responsible for their abuse have been held accountable.

A gathering will be held in Gorton Quad at 12:30 on the 22nd of March, and we will march to the Mexican Consulate at 1549 India Street, where we will meet at 1pm. Through peaceful protest we will help these women receive the justice deserved. Now is the time to push for real justice and remind the federal government of Mexico that it has the ultimate responsibility to protect the human rights of its citizens, and not to let this impunity continue. Email us at amnestycity@gmail.com for more information.


When the women left their homes that May morning in 2006, they never imagined the horrific experience that lay ahead of them. During a police operation in response to protests by a local peasant organization in San Salvador Atenco, more than 45 women were arrested without explanation. Dozens of them were subjected to physical, psychological and sexual violence by the police officers who arrested them.


In the case of one of the women, Bárbara Italia Méndez, police officers pulled her hair, beat her, and forced her into a state police vehicle with her shirt pulled over her head. She was made to lie on top of other detainees, and during the journey to the prison, police officers sexually assaulted her repeatedly. Once at the "Santiaguito" prison near Toluca in Mexico State, the prison doctors who examined many of the women failed to document all their physical injuries or to gather evidence of the sexual abuse they had suffered.


More than four years later, these brave survivors are still waiting for justice. None of the officials responsible for their abuse have been held accountable.


Federal authorities had conducted an investigation that resulted in a list of 34 names of police officers who were suspected of being responsible for the abuses, but the federal authorities concluded that these individuals should be prosecuted at the state level. However, almost no progress has been made in nearly a year. Now is the time to push for real justice and remind the federal government of Mexico that it has the ultimate responsibility to protect the human rights of its citizens, and not to let this impunity continue.


More info: Amnesty International US

End the War Protest!

END THE WARS PROTEST!
The real threat to the economy
Saturday March 19th @ 11am @ City College;
Park and ‘A’ st. (in front of Mcdonalds)
march to city-wide demo @ 11:45

Money for JOBS and EDUCATION
END the WAR- TAX the RICH
STOP the BUDGET CUTS
END the Crisis of Priorities!

IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE GLOBAL REVOLUTIONS AND UPRISINGS FROM CAIRO TO WISCONSIN
Wednesday March 16th LYRICAL LIBERATION HIP HOP SPEAK OUT @ NOON @ CURRAN PLAZA (in front of art building)

Thursday March 31st NATIONWIDE STUDENT STRIKE AND WALKOUTS in defense of public education. WALKOUT OF CLASS @ 11am. (Details forthcoming)

Get involved;
EDUCATION FOR ALL (EFA) meets every Wednesday at 11am in the cafeteria
SOCIALIST CLUB meets every Thursday at 4pm in the cafeteria

Movie "An Unfinished Dream"

Club I.D.E.A.S. Movie Night

"An Unfinished Dream"

Thursday
MARCH 17TH
Room D-102
4PM
San Diego City College

"An Unfinished Dream" is a documentary that describes the Dream Act, the people involved with pushing for its acceptance into law, and AB-540 students who reside in the shadows until it comes to tuition and applying for financial aid.

I.D.E.A.S.
Individuals Dedicated to the Educational Achievement of Students
CONTACT: ideasclubsdcc@gmail.com
Facebook: Ideas Sdcc

Arizona: Save Ethnic Studies Tour

San Diego State University Event
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
5:00-7:00pm
COM 207

Sponsored by the California Faculty Association, San Diego Chapter & MEChA

The California Faculty Association, San Diego Chapter will host a delegation from the Arizona’s “Save Ethnic Studies” organization on Wednesday, March 16, 2011, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., as part of the “Save Ethnic Studies” California State University tour. The “Save Ethnic Studies” presentations will include an overview of the work that Critical Raza Educators in Tucson public schools are doing and describe the struggle these educators are waging against Arizona’s legislative attacks on academic freedom and cultural competence in Arizona’s education system. It will also provide a context for related issues that are currently occurring in California.



Background

For the past four years, Tom Horne, the Superintendent of Arizona public schools and the Arizona State Legislature have relentlessly attacked the Tucson Unified School District’s (TUSD) Mexican American Studies Department (MASD). Through their repressive attitudes and regressive agenda, they have described Mexican American Studies classes as “…promoting the overthrow of the United States government…promoting resentment toward a race or class of people…designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group; and advocate ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals.” On May 11, 2010, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, signed into law AZ HB 2281, the Anti-Ethnic Studies Law, which in effect eliminated TUSD’s MASD on December 31, 2010. These attitudes also contribute to the development hostile environments that foment hate and the type of violence that resulted in the January 9, 2011 shooting of Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the deaths of several other civically engaged individuals in Tucson.

A major provision of AZ HB 2281 calls for the withholding of 10% of the State of Arizona’s monthly allotment to TUSD if MASD continues to teach Mexican/Chicano Studies classes. Eleven Critical Raza Educators have formed the “Save Ethnic Studies” campaign, which will serve collective plaintiffs (independent from the TUSD) in filing an injunction in Federal District Court to stop AZ HB 2281 from going into effect. As a consequence, Raza Educators are embarking on a national education and fundraising campaign to raise consciousness and resources for “Save Ethnic Studies Defense Fund” to defeat AZ HB 2281.

Implications

The implications for academia are numerous, including reducing academic freedom, cultural incompetence and institutional microaggression against people of Mexican descent, which could lay the foundation for the elimination of other diverse ethnic and multicultural studies classes, programs and departments throughout the U.S. These attitudes also contribute hostile environments that promote hate and violence.


“Save Ethnic Studies” presentations include:

Information about the work of Critical Raza Educators.

The Raza Studies educational Framework, which has been published several times in peer reviewed educational journals.

An overview of Critical Raza Educators’ comprehensive courses that are provided in high schools (during the 2010-2011 academic year MASD will teach 43 sections of Chicano Studies classes that will reach 1,336 students. These courses fulfill the high school graduation requirement, which includes American History/Chicano Perspectives, American Government/Social Justice Education Project, Senior English/Chicano Literature, Junior English/Chicano Literature, and Chicana/o Art) Middle schools (Chicano Studies classes at five sites), and elementary schools (Chicano Studies curriculum integration at 10 sites).

An update on Arizona’s legislative attacks.

CAFE City College

CAFE: Creating Alternatives and Fair Enterprise

City College CAFÉ is a campus club that advocates for human rights, fair trade and alternative economies. We realize that policies of so called “free trade” increase exploitation, violence and pollution. Free trade policies also force millions to abandon home and migrate.

City College current activities:

(1) Fair Trade Coffee: all the coffee that is sold in our campus cafeterias MUST be certified fair trade coffee.

(2) Educate against maquiladoras: Tijuana has near 1,000 maquiladoras that ruin the people and the land. We support the organizations of Tijuana workers and communities that fight against the maquiladoras.

(3) Migration is a human right: We support the activities of IDEAS and other clubs and organizations defending the rights of undocumented workers and students.

CAFÉ meetings
Fridays 2:30-4 pm in room R 112

More information
Carolina Moreno:
PHEEM527@YAHOO.COM
(619) 755-4964

Websites

Individuals Dedicated to the Educational Achievement of all Students (IDEAS)

Individuals Dedicated to the Educational Achievement of all Students (IDEAS)


IDEAS is a student organization that seeks to bring support, rights and information to AB 540, undocumented, and financially challenged students and supporters at San Diego City College. We also seek to inform our community about the many opportunities that are available for AB 540 Students. We form an alliance of individuals working together, sharing our experience, struggles, and success, to fulfill our personal and educational goals as undocumented individuals and those who have financial needs.


¡La educación no debería tener barreras, La Educación es Para Todos!


Contact info:


Susana Sanchez
m.susy09@gmail.com

I.D.E.A.S.

CONTACT: ideasclubsdcc@gmail.com


Facebook: Ideas Sdcc

El Coyote News


A monthly newsletter of the Chicano/a studies community at San Diego City College Crossing borders, news, analysis and culture



Mixtec Cultural Exchange Program




Interested in making a difference in the lives of Mixtec people?

Come and join us to teach Spanish/English while you make friends and learn about the Mixtec Culture!

Tuesdays  and Thursdays, 6-8 pm
Bayside Community Center
2202 Comstock St. San Diego, CA 92111


Contact:
Octavio Rodriguez, (626) 347-3187



Julieta Gonzalez (619) 244-4076

Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising’s Image of Women

City College World Cultures Presents the Film:

Killing Us Softly 4:
Advertising’s Image of Women

Tuesday, March 15, 9:40 a.m.
Saville Theatre

“Ads sell more than products. They sell values, they sell images, they sell concepts of love and sexuality, of success, and perhaps most important, of normalcy.”—Jean Kilbourne

Filmmaker Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. The film marshals a range of new print and television advertisements to lay bare a stunning pattern of damaging gender stereotypes—images and messages that too often reinforce unrealistic, and unhealthy, perceptions of beauty, perfection, and sexuality.

Killing Us Softly 4 stands to challenge a new generation of students to take advertising seriously, and to think critically about popular culture and its relationship to sexism, eating disorders, and gender violence.

This is a free event.

Centro Cultural de la Raza

San Diego's Centro Cultural de la Raza was founded in 1970 as a Chicano Community Cultural Center and functions as an alternative space that encourages and facilitates artistic growth and cultural interchange in the San Diego/Tijuana region. The Centro provides classes and features a dynamic interdiscipinary schedule of events which includes exhibits, musical performances, installation art, readings, receptions, Azteca dance, Teatro Chican@, Ballet Folklorico, film screenings and other events.

Contact information:
Enrique de la Cruz