Cross of Thorns: The Enslavement of California´s Indians: Feb 27, 2017

Elias Castillo. A Cross of Thorns:
The Enslavement of California´s Indians
by the Spanish Missions

Monday February 27, 2017 
11 am and 12: 45 pm 
Room MS 462
San Diego City College 

Elias Castillo. A Cross of Thorns: The Enslavement of California´s Indians by the Spanish Missions

About the Author: Elias Castillo is a three time Pulitzer Prize nominee and winner of 13 journalism awards, working for the San Jose Mercury News and Associated Press. Under a grant from National Geographic, he led the first scientific exploration of Mexico's vast Copper Canyon. The expedition gathered the first geological survey and environmental data of an area that rivals the dimensions of the Grand Canyon. Castillo, who holds two degrees from San Jose State University, was born in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, where his step grandfather, Jose Severo Castillo, was publisher of an influential reformist newspaper. 

Excerpt from A Cross of Thorns: "In a native society controlled by men, it was an Indian medicine woman of the Gabrieleño tribe named Toypurina who, in 1785, organized warriors to attack the missions and kill those who had invaded and now controlled her people's land. Hers would be the only known Indian rebellion in North America to have a woman at its helm. Toypurina was a Tongva Indian living in a village called Japchivit and was probably 9 or 10 years old when the Spanish expeditions arrived in the spring and summer of 1769 to found the first mission in San Diego. As a girl, she lived virtually free of worry. Food was bountiful along the coast and whether it was winter or summer, the coastal weather was always mild." 

For more information: Profe Eduardo Aguilar- eaguilar@sdccd.du

Free Citizenship Fair: Feb 20, 2017

Free Citizenship Fair
Apply to become a Naturalized Citizen 
Aplique para ser un Ciudadano Naturalizado

February 20
Any time between 10 am and 7 pm

Hermandad Mexicana
2440 Highland Ave. 
National City, CA 91950
(619) 434-9458

Must be a Legal Permanent Resident without a criminal record for at least 5 years, and 18 y.o.+ Must bring LPR Card, ID/License, Social Security card, and 2 photos passport size. 

Debe ser Residente Permanente Legal sin antecedentes penales por mínimo 5 años, con 18 años de edad+. Deben traer Mica, ID/Licencia, tarjeta de Seguro Social, y 2 fotos tipo pasaporte.

Transnational Art and Struggle: Jan 30 to Feb 16, 2017

Facebook event

Reception: Feb 10, Friday, 5-8 pm

City College Gallery
V-CTC Building
B St. and 16th St.

Jane Terrazas: Feb 10, 2017

Cuidad Juarez artist, Jane Terrazas will be discussing human rights issues experienced by residents in her hometown and in the state of Chihuahua in the context of artistic activsim on Friday February 10th at 3:30pm at the Centro Cultural de la Raza.

Terrazas is a textile artists who uses raw material such as re-used fabric, women's stockings, plastic, electro sensitive material, yarn and threads to make reflection of the systematic gender violence. Taking as an object of study the atrocities that occur in her hometown of Cuidad Juarez, she invites us to reflect on textile sculpture, weaving, loom and contemporary embroidery as urban interventions to create a dialogue with the community about new forms of economic conscience to break with the frustration, speculation, exploitation and bloodshed of our current oppressive system.

Terrazas studied design at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara and did an artist residency at the IFCA in Yokohama Japan. Her work has been published in magazines and newspapers such as: Ka Volta, Fusion Mag, Amapola Cultura, El informador, Picnic, La tempestad y Art agenda (Nota sobre Yonke), Faboulosly Feminist, Remezcla, Quilombismo, TV UNAM, Nueva Mujer, Borderland TV, Museo Textil de Oaxaca, Crónica Jalisco.

Jane Terrazas' work is currently on display at the Transnational Struggles: Intersectionalites Across Borders group art exhibit at SD City College Luxe Gallery. The exhibit is part of the biannual Bi-National Border Conference hosted by the Chicana/o Studies department at SD City College.
The presentation will be followed by an artist reception at Luxe Gallery located on the 5th Floor of V Bldg. (1080 16th st. SD CA 92101). Artist reception is from 5-8pm.

A very special thanks to our host, the Centro Cultural de la Raza, for the community space!