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

More info:

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January 29 Enero Zapatista Closing Event

This is the last event of Enero Zapatista. There will be Art, Food (veggie taquiza), Vendors, and Performances by Karim, Olmeca, Mujeres En Resitencia, The Fighting Cocks, Zaptopista, and more! Come join us for this celebration.

Centro Cultural de la Raza (2004 park blvd)
Event goes from 7pm-11pm
Suggested donation: $7
(No one will be turned away for lack of funds)
We will have vendors, performers, art and food!

Enero Zapatista 2011
2011 January Zapatista
Music, movies, presentations, health, and more!
Check the calendar
Enero Zapatista Website here

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Prisons: Inside the New America
by David Matlin
For ten years, David Matlin taught at a maximum-security prison, a daily confrontation with the nature of society, crime, and violence. Based on his experiences, this book examines the history of prisons in the United States and shows the terrible price a lethal combination of degradation, abuse, and corruption inflicts on inmates and society as a whole.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
11:15 – 12:30 p.m.
San Diego City College
Saville Theatre
This is a free event.
More info: Prisions


February 17, 11:10 am
Revolt! Tunisia. Egypt. What Next?

San Diego City College
Room A 213

The movement in Egypt could completely change the balance of power in the Arab world. Domination of the region by imperial powers now hangs in the balance.

More info: Revolt


February 23


The Center for Latin American Studies at SDSU cordially invites you to the presentation of

with Brazilian guest speaker

Universidade Federal do Ceará-UFC

Talk will be in Spanish. Questions may be in Portuguese, Spanish, or English

Wednesday, 2/23 ~ 12noon

BYOL (Bring your own lunch) ~ Refreshments will be provided
Phone: 619-594-1103

Space is limited. Please RSVP by Saturday, February 19

Feb 25, 6:30 pm

La Mission
A film about a Chicano father's inner struggle with his son's sexuality.

Friday February 25th at 6:30pm
Centro Cultural de la Raza
2004 Park Blvd.
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

Including free mixed music-cd giveaways, and an important discussion after the film, with food and refreshments vendors.

More info: La Mission

Feb 26

Festival de arte y cultura
Tejiendo Puentes y Esperanzas
26 febrero, 2011
12 a 10 pm
Vista, CA 92083
Más información: Arte y Cultura

Feb 28 (Ends)

Paintings by Armando Romero

Mesa College Art Gallery
Room D101 and Gallery Courtyard
February 1 - 28, 2011

Hours: MTW 11-4 pm, Thursday 11 - 8 pm. Closed Fridays, weekends and school holidays
Reception: Thursday, Feb 10, 7 pm
Refreshments will be served.

Who decides what is art? Who selects the canon? The multi-layered comedic paintings of Armando Romero compel the viewer to question and ponder the deification of the art history canon. Born and raised in Mexico City in 1962, Armando Romero is still an artist resident of this cosmopolitan city.

More info: Mesa College Gallery

March 2, Wednesday

Nation Strike and Day of Action
To Defend Public Education Social Services

Location: 1313 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
San Diego City College
Time and Date:
Wednesday, March 2nd @ 4:30pm

More info: Day of Action


Jan 20 to March 4, 2011

Globalization and War: The Aftermath
Works by Master Chicano Artist Malaquias Montoya

This powerful collection of work draws attention to the moral and political tragedies of war and the effects of displacement stimulated by globalization. For years Montoya has explored international topics including the death penalty, immigration, the Zapatista movement, Palestine and others.
Centro Cultural de la Raza
2004 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 235-6135
Gallery Hours: Tues - Sun 12-4pm
More info: Malaquias Montoya


Mar 4, Friday

Labor and Community in Times of Crisis
2011 Labor Notes Troublemakers School

Corporate America has created the worst crisis for workers and communities in decades, and we’re paying the price for their greed. How do we unite and fight for a better future? Come share ideas and strategies with fellow unionists, activists, and community members
Registration at 9 AM (continues all day)
Panels and workshops beginning at 9:30 AM until 8 PM
Lunch included; Reception that evening
San Diego City College,1313 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA, B103

More information: Labor and Community in Times of Crisis


Mar 5, 9 am to 3 pm

Tijuana Maquiladora Tour

Come to learn about Tijuana workers' conditions and struggles!
Conoce las luchas y condiciones de trabajo de los y las trabajadoras de las maquilas

US: $30 regular, $20 students
México: $20 regular, $10 estudiantes, algunas becas a estudiantes $5, gratis a trabajadoras/es

More information and registration: Maquiladora Tour

March 1st to March 11th

Palestine Awareness Week at San Diego State University

Students for Justice in Palestine at San Diego State University is a non-profit advocacy group committed to a core set of principles to which it expects its members to adhere. SJP believes that while the Palestinian people must ultimately be able to decide their future in Palestine, certain key principles grounded in international law, human rights and basic standards of justice are fundamental to a just resolution of the plight of the Palestinian people.
See the program here: Palestine Awareness Week



March 9

You are invited you to join us in a campaign to fight for
Fair Trade coffee at City College!

Mar 9, Wednesday
9:35 to 11 am
San Diego City College
Room A 213

This campaign for Coffee with Justice will not stop until the day that not a single cup of unfairly traded “exploitation coffee” is served at City College.

More info: Cafe Campaign


Mar 10, Thursday

San Diego School Board Rally to Fight Layoffs

When: Thursday, March 10 - 4:15 p.m.
Where: SDUSD Ed. Center - 4100 Normal St.

On March 10 the Board will vote on issuing 910 layoff notices. This number includes literally the entire state preschool program as well as 20 elementary schools worth of elementary teachers, two high schools worth of secondary teachers and a reduction of nursing, counseling and other support services to abysmal levels.

More info: San Diego Teachers


March 11, 2011

Hermanos Unidos/Brothers United (HUBU) Conference
"Finding Common Ground Through Identity Development"

San Diego City College
Mar 11, 9 am - 2 pm
San Diego City College Saville Theater

Hermanos Unidos/Brothers United (HUBU) is committed to helping students succeed by informing, motivating, and preparing them for success both academically and personally. The HUBU mission is to increase faculty and student interaction; promote community, cultural, and gender identity development, and encourage peer-to-peer interaction between students.

More info: Look for HUBU in Facebook


Mar 15, Tuesday

Killing Us Softly 4:
Advertising’s Image of Women

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

More info: Killing Us Softly 4


Mar 16, Wednesday

Arizona: Save Ethnic Studies Tour

San Diego State University
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
COM 207

Sponsored by the California Faculty Association, San Diego Chapter and 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.


Mar 17, Thursday

"An Unfinished Dream"
Film presented by Club Ideas

Room D-102
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.

More info: Unfinished Dream


Mar 10-20

Latino Film Festival

The San Diego Latino Film Festival cordially invites you to attend the 18th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival, March 10-20, 2011.

UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center
Off 163 Freeway and Friars Rd

We will showcase over 180 films from Latin America, Spain and the United States. The wide range of genres, cultural topics.

Please visit our website: for film synopses and to purchase your tickets online.

All students receive a $2 discount on tickets when they enter “stu” upon checkout. Students will also receive a $2 discount at the box office by showing their student ID.


Mar 19, Saturday

End the War Protest!

War: 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
More info: End the War


Mar 22, Tuesday

Justice for Women of Atenco, Mexico

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

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.

More info: Mujeres de Atenco


Mar 25, Friday

US Labor Tour 2011

Come to learn about the struggle of workers in Mexico and Latin America

US Labor Tour 2011
Workers Struggle Beyond Borders: Uniting the Peoples of Nuestra America


  • 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

More info: US Labor Tour 2011


Domingo 27 de marzo

Festival del Trueke en Tijuana

Pasaje Rodriguez
Avenida Revolucion
Entre Calle 3a y 4a


Domingo 27 de Marzo

11 am a 7 pm

El unico que no esta invitado es el Dinero!

Mas informacion: Trueke


Mar 27 (Ends)

Explore Images of Mexico
Obsidian Mirror-Travels
Exhibition and Free Events at the Getty Center
Los Angeles, CA
Nov 26, 2010 to March 27, 2011

Obsidian Mirror-Travels features objects created over the past five centuries by explorers, archaeologists, and artists who have been inspired by Mexico's Pre-Columbian past.


Thursday, March 31, 2011, 10 am 
Cesar Chavez March
We Are One

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!

More info: Cesar Chavez March


Thursday Mar 31, 7-9 pm
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


April 6, Wednesday

Presentation of the Book
Chicano San Diego

"Sí Se Puede": Chicana/o Activism in San Diego at Century's End

by the author

Isidro D. Ortiz

Profesor Chicana/o Studies
San Diego State University
April 6, Wednesday
9:35-11 am
SD City College
Room A 213

More information: Chicano San Diego


Saturday April 9th

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.

More info: IDEAS Conference

April 13, Wednesday
The Writing is on the Wall

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 :-)

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


April 17, Sunday
Hands Across California

In support of CA Community Colleges
Over one million people
Over 1,000 miles
One day - One line

Meet in the San Diego City College Gorton Quad at 1pm
There will be food vendors and musical entertainment


April 23, Saturday
Chicano Park Celebration

Aztec Indigenous dance, coordinated by Toltecas en Aztlán, 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.

More info: Chicano Park Day


April 26, Tuesday
Café Without Borders

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.

April 26, 6:30 pm
Forum B
University of San Diego

More info: Café without borders


April 28, Thursday
Film Maquilapolis

A real life history of the maquiladora workers in Tijuana

April 28, 11:10 am
Room TBA
San Diego City College

More info: Maquilapolis


April 29, Friday
Film El Traspatio A true story of the border town

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


May 1st, Sunday
San Diego May Day

Rally and March
Students and Workers United
Support the struggle in Wisconsin
No more budget cuts!

More info: May Day San Diego

8 de Mayo
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


Ends May 15

Race: Are We So Different?

San Diego Museum of Man
February 11, 2011 - May 15, 2011

SDMoM is proud to kick off 2011 with a thought-provoking exhibit on the history, science, and experience of race, developed by the American Anthropological Association (AAA), in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM). According to the AAA, Race: Are We So Different? “is the first national exhibition to tell the stories of race from the biological, cultural, and historical points of view. Combining these perspectives offers an unprecedented look at race and racism in the United States.”

National Exhibition: History of Race

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