The monthly Chicano Park Steering Committee meeting is this Sunday, December 17, at 3 p.m. under the kiosko in Chicano Park. This 36 year-old committee is a grassroots organization comprised of volunteers who work towards the development and expansion of Chicano Park and the park’s annual celebration. If you’re down for this historic piece of nuestra tierra, come see how you can play a role in its survival. Meetings are every last Sunday of the month.
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 Wightman St) tonight, Dec 15. There will be a silent art auction throughout the night, a screening of Granito de Area at 7:00 p. m., and music by Angel Lita from 8:30 to 9:30. We will be serving traditional Oaxacan food, including Vegan and vegetarian dishes. The funds raised through this benefit are going to participants in the Oaxacan struggle. We’ll see you there! For more info, call (619)528-8060
Break down borders the old fashion way. Casa del Migrante, Border Angels and the American Friends Service Committee invite you to join hands with your gente at the Thirteenth Annual La Posada Sin Fronteras. Estas en Tijuana, este evento estara en el muro fronterizo junto al Faro de Playas de Tijuana, sábado, 16 de diciembre a las 3:30 p.m. If you’re in San Diego, be at the Border Field State Park this Saturday, Dec 16, at 3:30 p.m. Dress warmly, bring candles, y no tengan miedo. Para más información, email email@example.com or llame (664) 682-51-80 o 619-233-4114.
Due to a virulent flu that has spread through the reindeer fleet this winter, Mr. Claus will make a blazing entrance on his custom red fire truck at the Gonzalez Northgate Market’s Toy Give-Away. He will be armed with 2,500 terrific toys that will be hand-delivered to our local niños. This annual toy give-away is designed to sprinkle some holiday cheer on the community of San Diego. The Anaheim-based chain is thrilled to introduce this tradition in its new location. Be at the Northgate (1410 S. 43rd St) today, Saturday, December 15th between 2 and 5 p.m.
Would you like to support or become part of the movement of nuestra comunidad seen earlier this year in L.A. and San Diego? Then, attend the Red CalacArts Collective fundraiser, who is raising money for those groups who helped organize the mass mobilizations we witnessed this year. Be at Chuey’s Restaurant and Cantina (1901 Main St.) in Barrio Logan this Tuesday, Dec 19, at 2 p.m. $5 for kids under twelve, $10 for students and $20 for the rest. The funds will go to Calaca Press to continue local activism and education of social justice and to create Chicano Studies scholarships for estudiantes. For more info, contact RedCalaca@yahoo.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paper Traces: Latin American Prints and Drawings from the San Diego Museum of Art’s collection boasts examples by major artists from all over Latin America, including José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Roberto Matta, José Luis Cuevas, and Antonio M. Frasconi. The special exhibition reveals the depth and breadth of the Museum’s Latin American collection and runs through December 31 at the SDMA (1450 El Prado) in Balboa Park and is curated by the UCSD VisArts Research Group. For more info, call the museum at 619-232-7931.
(Planning a noteworthy junta, event, or show that the San Diego Latino/Latina community should know about? Send it to La Prensa at email@example.com. Deadlines are every Tuesday if you plan to host on the following Friday.)