December 8, 2006

¡ Tic Tac Tiempo !

Tijuana-based poetry collective Acanto y Laurel presents Poesía Para Todos at Bar El Dandy del Sur in Tijuana on Calle Sexto between Calles Revolucion and Madera. Poets featured will be Elizabeth Cazessus, Julieta Gonzalez, Francisco Morales, Amaranta Caballero, Isaac Sereno y many más. The reading takes place tonight, Dec 8, at 8 p.m. For more information, email aimetijuana@hotmail.com, or call 661-316-9962.

Visit the Otay Mesa Industrial Park and the Ejido Chilpancingo and learn about maquiladora conditions and struggles at the Tijuana Maquiladora Tour next Saturday, Dec 9, at 9 a.m. Take part in discussions with workers and labor rights advocates from CITTAC. The tour is sponsored by the San Diego Maquiladora Workers’ Solidarity Network and the Tijuana Workers Information Center. The tours will begin at the San Ysidro Trolley Station, where patrons will cross the border gate and travel to our locations in Tijuana using chartered buses for transportation. The tour costs a donation of $30 and $20 students to cover the bus, lunch, and a donation to Tijuana worker organizations. For info and reservations, contact Herb Shore at sdmaquila@cox.net or by phone, (619) 287-5535.

Proposed legislation against undocumented immigrants, e.g. HR 4437, and most recently, the Border Fence Act, has spurred supporters of human rights to organize the most massive movement in our nation’s history. The Associated Student Council and the Committee on Diversity and Equity at San Diego State University-Imperial Valley Campus is hosting an international conference on immigrant rights next Saturday, Dec 9, in Rodney Auditorium (720 Heber Avenue) in Calexico. Speakers will include Nativo Lopez, national president of MAPA, Mike Davis, author and professor at the University.

Alfonso Espriella y su banda se presentaran en Twiggs (4590 Park Blvd.) en San Diego a Sabado, 9 diciembre a las 7 p.m. Es un lugar ameno y calurso en donde se puede disfrutar de buena musica en la sala de conciertos, y tambien de excelente cafe y comida en la sala de al lado. Alfonso tocara a las 7:15 pm, acompañado de otros tres excelentes musicos. Por mas informacion, Alfonso ultrapocho@hotmail.com.

Check out the great gift items from San Diego Chican@ artists at the first annual Holiday CalacArts Bazaar, Sunday, December 10, 2006 at 502 Rose Dr. in National City. See the latest creations from Nuvia Crisol Guerra, Teresa Yolanda Lopez, Carmen Kalo Linares, Mario Chacon, Ricardo Islas, Sandra Pocha Peña, Keep on Crossin’, I Love Aztlan, Bob Medina, Berenice Badillo, Irene Castruita, Chikle, Sal Barajas/Motivational Designs, Mariajulia Urias, Fernando Flores and Calaca Press. Plus, the the event will feature the premiere of Aztec Gold with Lou Chalibre’s latest holiday treat “A Very Lucha Christmas” and a lot more! Calaca Press and the Red Calaca Arts Collective are Members of the Chicano Park Steering Committee and the Save Our Centro Coalition.

Cada Semana

Activist San Diego invites you to confront racial injustice every Saturday and Sunday morning. Find out how on Wednesdays at The Friends of Day Laborers meetings at 7 PM at Activist Center (4246 Wightman Street San Diego, CA 92105). For info, call 619-528-8383.

The Red CalacArts Publications is seeking poetry submissions about experiences and encounters with migration and crossing borders for their second edition of the chapbook ¿Under What Bandera? They are asking interested writers to please submit a maximum of 2 poems, limited to 2 pages total, by January 3, 2007, and please, original work not published in a book. Please contact editors for more details at ofrendas@cox.net.

Proxima Semana

Local artists and activists are collaborating in solidarity with the Oaxacan struggle. Join us for a night of creative intervention with art, music, film and food at the Oaxaca Vive: Art for the Resistance Solidarity Benefit (4246 Whightman St) next Friday, Dec 15. There will be a silent art auction throughout the night, a screening of Granito de Area at 7:00 p. m.

(Planning a noteworthy junta, event, or show that the San Diego Latino/Latina community should know about? Send it to La Prensa at raymond.beltran@covad.net. Deadlines are every Tuesday if you plan to host on the following Friday.)

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