Next Saturday, Oct 14, 8 p.m. get to Voz Alta (1544 Broadway) for a Conscious Hip-Hip Show benefiting RadioActive Radio. Join us for an evening of awesome music and featured artists including Emcee Lynx, Vision The Female MC, and Id. Proceeds go to benefit Radio Active San Diego and Voz Alta. This is an All Ages Show.
The Escondido City Council will be having the second reading of the controversial housing ordinance 2006-38 “Establishing Penalties For The Harboring of Illegal Aliens.” The reading will take place at the Escondido City Hall (201 North Broadway) in Escondido on Wed, Oct 18. Meetings usually begin at 5 p.m. and are open to residents and media only. Previously, all others have gathered in front of the building. If the second reading is accepted by majority vote, it will go into affect thirty days after.
The documentary film Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers describing what happens when corporations go to war will be shown by the Current Events Theater at the Rancho San Diego Library community room on Sunday, October 15th. Gather at 1:30 p.m. for popcorn and snacks. The movie will start at 2 p.m. with discussions following. Admission is free and open to the public. The library located at 11555 Via Rancho San Diego, in Rancho San Diego. For more information, call (619)820-5321. Refreshments provided by the East County Democratic Club.
San Diego City College International Bookfair begins this Friday, Oct.13th, at 7 p.m. with readings by feature writers Francisco Bustos and Michael “Cheno” Wickert and City Works Press authors Cheryl Klein and Steve Kowit in the Saville Theatre at City College (1313 Park Blvd). Saturday, Oct. 14th, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., attend readings by renowned writers like Tijuana’s Acanto y Laurel Poetry Project, Luis Rodriguez, Mike Davis, and Jimmy Santiago Baca, and view art by Perry Vasquez accompanied by jazz sensation Gilbert Castellanos. Over 50 booksellers, vendors, and more. For more information, contact Jim Miller at 619-388-3554 or by email, email@example.com, o en español, Elva Salinas 619-388-3411.
The San Diego Latino Film Festival, NOSTIKA magazine and Radio Latina present the second installment of Red Carpet Nights, showcased this month beginning Thurs, Oct 19th, at Aiport Lounge(2600 India Street) in Little Italy. Featuring Mexican Hit Film 7 DIAS, DJs Beatnick, Damon Bell and Ramiro (Baby Rock, Heat, Tangaloo, Balak & Ole Madrid). Doors and bar open at 9 p.m. (21 & up). To purchase tickets or for more information go online to www.sdlatinofilm.com - 619.230.1938 x 105.
San Diego teens will be reading for the fun of it as schools, libraries and bookstores celebrate the Ninth Annual Teen Read Week, Oct. 15 21. They join thousands across the country who are encouraging teens to celebrate this year’s theme, “Get Active at your library.” Teen Read Week is the national adolescent literacy initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association, the fastest growing division of the American Library Association. This year’s theme encourages teens to use the resources in their library to lead active lives. For more information www.sandiego.gov/public-library/
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego presents Poem Lines on Phone Lines, featuring works by female artists and writers from Tijuana and San Diego’s La Línea, an interdisciplinary artist collective, on MCASD’s phone system now through March 2007. Artists include Abril Castro, Jennifer Donovan, Jen Hofer, Kara Lynch, Lorena Mancilla, and Margarita Valencia Triana individually during the fall and winter months. Each of the participating women has recorded her own poems for listeners to hear. Simply dial 858-454-3541 x9 to listen. For more information, call 858-454-3541 or visit www.mcasd.org.
Sugar Skull Workshop at Back From Tomboctou (3564 Adams Ave) will come to an end this Sat, October 14. Students learn how to make sugar skulls with a mold and will complete a skull using their own design embellishments. Minimum age is 8 yrs old. Cost is $15/ person. They also have a series of other fun workshops including Papel Picado making workshop where you will learn to make traditional paper banner ($15.00); and piñata workshops ($20 per person). These workshops are also great for everyone. Call or e-mail your name, and number of persons attending to sign up Ph: (619)282-8708 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Help protect migrant workers from the harassment of the Minute Men. Friends of Day Laborers, an organization of Activist San Diego, meets every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in the Activist Center (4246 Wightman St) in City Heights. They plot out strategies of how to peacefully and creatively oppose racist actions toward workers every Sat and Sun mornings at various locations in San Diego
Please join Human Rights Advocate founder and Director of Border Angels, Enrique Morones, for a special viewing of this controversial film Border War next Thursday, Oct 26th at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Cathedral (2728 Sixth Ave) in the Guild Room. A $10 donation for Border Angels will be requested. For more information call the Rev. Canon Mary Moreno Richardson @ 619.298.7261 x332
Please help promote this year’s Halloween Costume Contest in National City next Friday, October 27th at 6pm in the MLK Community Center. We’ll have several gift certificates for $15, $20, $30, and $50 for best costumes in each age division as well as plenty of Halloween goodies for all. Hope to see you there! For More Info Call: (619) 336.4290.
(Got 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.)