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 www.sdmts.com/Tripplanner.asp
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
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
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
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.
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
Hiring season starts April 1st and will end April 30th
MAJOR: All majors welcomed (Excellent Math & English
How to Apply:
Applications MUST be submitted no later than Tuesday April
30thfor 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.
Hotel Hilton Mission Valley uses use the Migra to Repress
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
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 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.
“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.