Reforma Laboral y Maquiladoras: April 25

Presentación sobre Reforma Laboral y Maquiladoras
Universidad de Baja California, Tijuana (UABC)
Jueves 25 de Abril, 5 pm
Presentación a cargo de Ollin Calli

Chicano Park Day- April 20

43rd Annual Chicano Park Day Celebration
Saturday  April 20, 2013 
Organized by the Chicano Park Steering Committee


The 43rd celebration of Chicano Park will take place on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 10 am to 5 pm 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 the 43rd celebration is "Chicano Park: Aztlan's Jewel & A National Chicano Treasure." This year's poster was designed by Roberto R. Pozos.
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. This year’s Chicano Park Day anniversary celebration is dedicated to Chicano Park and the Chicano Park Murals being added to the National Register of Historic Places.  Visitors to Chicano Park Day will experience traditional music and dance, including one of the most beautiful performances of Aztec Indigenous dance, coordinated by Danza Azteca Calpulli Mexihca. The event will also include a blessing by Tim Red Bird and the Red Warriors, ballet folklorico groups, numerous bands and speakers representing the Brown Berets de Aztlán, Amigos Car Club, Via International, and the Chicano Park Steering Committee.  In addition, there will be a display of classic lowrider cars presented by Amigos Car Club, children’s art workshop led by muralist Victor Ochoa and various informational booths. Food, arts and crafts vendors will be selling their specialties throughout Chicano Park.
PLEASE NOTE: No dogs, other than service dogs, are allowed at the event. Thank you for your cooperation.
Public transportation: Bus route #11 or take the blue line trolley to the Barrio Logan station or the orange line to 25th and Commercial. For alternate routes, check out

Rev. Alejandro Solalinde- Apr 17

Immigrants from Central America and Human Rights Crisis in Mexico
Reverent father Alejandro Solalinde

Wednesday, April 17
11:10 am - 12:45 pm
San Diego City College
Room MS 462
Centro Cultural de la Raza
5- 7 pm

About Rev. Solalinde:
New York times, July 2012:
OAXACA, Mexico When the Rev. Alejandro Solalinde chose to dedicate himself seven years ago to helping Central and South American migrants traveling to the United States...

Defender of migrants rights returns to Mexico amidst heightened security measures. Father Alejandro Solalinde, a human rights defender for migrants’ rights, decided to return to the migrants’ shelter Hermanos en el Camino (Brothers on the Road) which he has run in Ixtepec, Oaxaca, Mexico since its opening in 2007. During his return to Ixtepec, Father Solalinde was accompanied by the UN Human Rights Office in Mexico, which has documented the threats and aggressions suffered by him and the shelter’s personnel in recent years.
Padre Alejandro Solalinde Guerra is a Catholic priest, the coordinator of the Pastoral of Human Mobility for Mexico’s South Pacific Region and founder of Hermanos en el Camino migrant shelter in Ixtepec, Oaxaca. Padre Alejandro began his mission with migrants, when the conditions facing hundreds of thousands of Central American people riding trains northward through Mexico to the United States each year came to his attention. More

Latinos beyond Reel: Challenging a Media Stereotype- April 10

Wednesday, April 10
9:35 a.m.
City College Room V101

Filmmakers Miguel Picker and Chyng Sun examine how US news and entertainment media portray -- and do not portray -- Latinos. Drawing on the insights of Latino scholars, journalists, community leaders, actors, directors, and producers, they uncover a pattern of gross misrepresentation and gross under-representation -- a world in which Latinos tend to appear, if at all, as gangsters and Mexican bandits, harlots and prostitutes, drug dealers and welfare-leeching illegals.

Here is a link to the trailer:

City College Peer Mentor Jobs


The “First Year Experience” office provides support to all students who are in their first year at San Diego City College. FYE provides students with the necessary tools that instill positive academic habits, in addition to an abundance of support systems. These essentials ultimately guide students into a continued successful college career.

Job Opportunity:

Position- First Year Success Peer Mentor

Open to- Current or Transferring City College Students with at least a 3.0 (minimum 30 units completed toward degree/transfer), as well as University Students who at one time transferred from City College.

Position will focus on- The peer mentoring program focuses on seasoned college students supporting first year students. As a role model mentors help, teach, motivate, and inform mentees how to be an above average student.

Hiring season starts April 1st and will end April 30th

MAJOR: All majors welcomed (Excellent Math & English skills required)

How to Apply:


Applications MUST be submitted no later than Tuesday April 30th   for 2013-2014 consideration.

Paper applications are available in the FYE office L206, and available online under the FYE student success peer mentor tab.

All applications should be turned in to the FYE office L206.

For Any Questions Please Contact:

Brittany Ford or Adriana Rivas-Sandoval

Peer Mentor Coordinators


San Diego City College
First Year Initiative Office L-206

Job Fair- April 8-11

Annual City College Career Fair 

April 8 – 11, 2013: Workshops | Open House | Job Fair
Job Fair: Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
On the Gorton Quad 

Migra vs. Workers Rights- April 5

Hotel Hilton Mission Valley uses use the Migra to
Repress Workers´ Organization.
Support the workers!
Wall of Hope, Friday, April 5, 5 pm
Collective Vigil, Monday, April 8, 7 pm
901 Camino Del Rio South at the Hilton Mission Valley
City Council Meeting, Monday, April 8, 2 pm
Downtown San Diego

A month ago, the new owners of the Hilton Mission Valley announced they will retain all the workers. The managers said all workers would be laid off. This decision would mean that more than 100 San Diego families would be thrown into unemployment.
Thanks to the solidarity of over 700 individuals who sent Tarsadia executives emails urging them to retain all Hilton Mission Valley workers, the managers gave up. More than a 100 people showed their support in person in at sit-in at the hotel.
However, in retaliation, the Hotel used the Migra and fired 20 workers. The managers used the E-Verify supposedly to check the status of the workers.  
The E-verify program is voluntary for employers, and, with very limited exceptions, is not intended to be used with existing employees. It is only for newly hired employees. Immigrants make up the majority of the work force at the hotel. Some of them have worked at the hotel for over 20 years. The workers already had their documents reviewed at Hilton Mission Valley by HEI Hotels when they were hired. Requiring employees who have worked at the Hilton Mission Valley for years to go through this process is inherently unfair to the workers at the hotel who should not have to prove anything to continue in their jobs.


Archeology: 10,000 years of San Diego history- Apr 3

“10,000 Years: The Archeological Record of San Diego County”
A lecture by Annemarie Cox, Program Coordinator
San Diego Archeological Center
Wednesday, April 3
9:40 – 10:55 a.m.
Learning Resource Center, R-212
For 99% of human history, we lived as hunter-gatherers. In an age of increasing emphasis on diversity, it is important to remember that our biological and cultural make-up remains rooted in this shared hunting and gathering lifestyle. Annemarie Cox, the Program Coordinator, of the San Diego Archeological Center, will illuminate for us, in the context of world history, the story of the hunter-gatherers who lived right here, in the San Diego region, for over 10,000 years. 
The companion exhibit, Shared Beginnings, on loan from the San Diego Archeological Center, will be on display in the LRC during the entire month of April. The San Diego Archaeological Center, created in 1993, serves as an archaeological curation facility for the San Diego region and was the first nonprofit organization in the nation dedicated solely to curating and sharing archaeological collections with the public. This is a free event.