Mujeres en Resistencia: Mar 25, 2017

Mujeres en Resistencia 

Saturday, March 25 at 6 PM - 9 PM 
Centro Cultural de la Raza 
Balboa Park 2004 
Park Blvd San Diego
CA 92101 

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Mexico: Movement in the Age of Trump @ Social Justice Conference

San Diego City College 
3rd Annual Social Justice and Education Conference presents: 

Mexico: Movement in the Age of Trump 

Thursday March 23rd 2017 
MS 462

Join us and learn how constellation beer bands are affecting the environment and violation of human rights and collective rights that safeguard access to water. 

Social Justice Conference: Mar 22 and 23, 2017

Social Justice Conference
Schedule at Glance

Wed March 22

9:30 am, Saville Theater
Opening Ritual and Opening Remarks
Featured Speaker: Jasiri X, Hip Hop Artist and Activist
Race, Gender and the Power of Hip Hop

11:10 am, MS 162
Session C: Dr. Arcela Nunez-Alvarez, Research Director, National Latino Rights Center
Latino/a Rights and Popular Education

Thursday March 23

11:10 am
MS 162
Session D: Student Refugee Panel (including representative from the IRC)
Our experience and why it matters

11:10 am
MS 140
Dr. Daniel Widener, Professor of Modern American History and Black Studies, UCSD Studios in the Street: Community Arts and Political Change in California

12:45-2:10 pm
MS 162
Jessica Wimbley, Artist
Art and Social Justice - A World Cultures Event

2:30 pm, MS 462
Mexico: Movements in the Age of Trump
Social Justice and Education Conference 

See the complete schedule

Maceo Montoya, Chicano Movement for Beginners: March 16, 2017

Maceo Montoya
Chicano Movement for Beginners

March 16, Thursday, 9:35 am 
Room BT 306

As the heyday of the Chicano Movement of the late 1960s to early 70s fades further into history and as more and more of its important figures pass on, so too does knowledge of its significance. Thus, Chicano Movement For Beginners is an important attempt to stave off historical amnesia. It seeks to shed light on the multifaceted civil rights struggle known as "El Movimiento" that galvanized the Mexican American community, from laborers to student activists, giving them not only a political voice to combat prejudice and inequality, but also a new sense of cultural awareness and ethnic pride.

Beyond commemorating the past, Chicano Movement For Beginners seeks to reaffirm the goals and spirit of the Chicano Movement for the simple reason that many of the critical issues Mexican American activists first brought to the nation's attention then--educational disadvantage, endemic poverty, political exclusion, and social bias--remain as pervasive as ever almost half a century later.

24th Latino Film Festival Promo: Mar 14, 2017

24th Latino Film Festival Promo
Ethan Van Thillo, Festival director

March 14, Tuesday, 11:10 am 
MS 162

World Cultures Program

Tijuana Maquiladora Tour: Apr 22, 2017

Tijuana Maquiladora Tour
Come to learn about Tijuana workers'
conditions and struggles!
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017
8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Important Notice:
  • U.S. citizens entering Mexico via Tijuana and returning from Mexico to San Diego should carry a U.S. passport.
  • All tour participants must read the US travel alert to Mexico and sign the tour waiver. Please click here to see the Tour travel alert and waiver.
Schedule (There may be slight variations from tour to tour.)

  • 8:30 am sharp- San Ysidro. Additional information about the meeting place will be provided.
  • 9:00 am Group arrives to Tijuana. Border line to enter Tijuana last about 30 mins.
  • 9:15 am- The crosses at the border: More than 7,000 immigrants have died trying to cross the border since 1994, when NAFTA was imposed.
  • 9:30 am- Otay Industrial Park, Sanyo and other maquiladoras: workers’ labor conditions, labor rights and struggles
  • NOTE: We will visit the Tijuana industrial area but won’t enter any factory.
  • 11:15 am- Rio Alamar, or how maquiladoras, distorted urban development and wild industrialization define Tijuana
  • 12:00 pm- Foxconn: the largest maquiladora in both Tijuana and the world
  • 12:45 pm- Lunch
  • 1:15 pm:- Group dialogue about the experience; time for questions and comments
  • 2:00 pm- Working women in Tijuana are organizing artisan cooperatives and promoting an alternative economy. They will bring their handcrafts to the tour. To learn in advance about these cooperatives, please go to: Cooperativa Ollin Calli
  • 3:00 pm- Return to the bus station
  • $30 regular, $20 students, $ 50 solidarity
  • Your registration covers the bus, lunch, and a donation to the
  • workers’ organizations.
More information on the tour and maquiladoras

Sponsored by:
  • Colectivo Ollin Calli Tijuana
  • San Diego Maquiladora Workers' Solidarity Network

Mexican teachers in San Diego: Mar 4, 2017


Since February 2013, the national coordinator of education workers (CNTE) has maintained an intense struggle in Mexico against what the government has called "Education reform." The central objectives of these “reforms” are the privatization of public education and the dismantling of the national education system. In addition, the “reforms” are designed to weaken the union.

The resistance led by the CNTE and supported by much of the population has resulted in the delegitimization and in cancellation of some of these attacks.

However, repression by the government of Enrique Peña Nieto has also resulted in several deaths, dozens imprisoned, and untold numbers of teachers and their supporters beaten by pólice as part of a widespread campaign of repression.

This government is determined to carry out its campaign of privatization at all costs to comply with the free-market capitalist dictates of the OECD, IMF, and World Bank – and against the will of its own people.

Since the repression has begun, over 3360 teachers have been fired by the government, targeted for their participation in the mass protests and and other forms of opposition to the campaign of privatization.

Join us to hear from the teachers and leaders of the CNTE, who are coming to San Diego to share their story and build solidarity against the cross-border assault on public education and teachers’ unions.

Red Earth Rising at Centro Cultural de la Raza: Mar 4, 2017

SAN DIEGO, CA, 92101