The monthly Chicano Park Steering Committee meeting is Sunday, Sept 24 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.
The Sixth Annual Ensenada Jazz Festival is this Sunday, Sept 24, from noon to 7 p.m. Free. Present will be groups from both sides of the border like Bill Caballero, SDSU Big Band, Sacha Boutros, Gilbert Castellanos, and other sensations. The event will take place in Ensenada at Plaza Ventana al Mar near Costero Blvd and Alvarado on the waterfront. For info, contact Cirilo Murillo at (646) 176-3005, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to make a real difference? Heed the call to residents of East Village, Barrio Logan, Logan Heights, Sherman Heights, and Golden Hill to sit side by side with artists to map out a unique vision of how art in all forms can enhance our neighborhoods, the city and the region. Join the East Village/Barrio Logan Design Charette at the Paradise Senior Center, 1800 Logan Avenue, on Sunday, September 24 from 2:00 to 6:00. Free.
The Campaign for a Declaration of Peace has called on Congress for a concrete and rapid plan for peace in Iraq, yet the war continues. Join us to demand peace and say, “No To War!” with banners, street theater and a march. This event will take place Monday, September 25, 2006 4-7 p. m. on Broadway, downtown, between 3rd and 4th Streets) Sponsored by the San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice. For info, call 619-263-9301; email@example.com, www.sdcpj.org
The Annual Chicano/Latino Heritage Celebration at Mesa College invites Elizabeth Martinez (De Colores Means All of Us) to lecture at the campus in room G107 Wednesday, Sept 27 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Benjamin Prado and Professor Justin Ackers Chacon (No One is Illegal: Fighting Racism and State Violence on the U.S.-Mexico Border) will be lecturing on human rights at the border on Thurs, Sept 28, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in room H117-118. For more info, contact the Chicano Studies Dept at (619) 388-2368.
Fringe and Fancy will be open for its final week from Mon, Sept 7, to Thurs, Sept 28. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Southwestern College Art Gallery (900 Otay Lakes Road).This exhibition features creations of renowned artist John Dellimuth. Toys gadgets, furniture, and other domestic contraptions are made from whittled wood and various items, usually found in the bathroom, bedroom, and closet. This event is Free. For info, contact Silvia Lugo at (619) 421-6700 ext. 5895.
In celebration of the Teen Producers Project’s 5th Anniversary, Media Arts Center San Diego and the San Diego Museum of Photographic Art’s are presenting a two month-long screening series of the very best of the Teen Producers Project (MACSD’s media-youth project) from the past five years. Opening night is Thursday, September 28, at 6 p.m. and showing will be Tu Voz TV: Episodes 1-3 at the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts (1649 El Prado, Balboa Park) in the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theater.
The first Evening With the Experts series presents “Diversity Rocks! Latino Word with Marisela Norte & Adolfo Guzman Lopez” on Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, from 7:30-9 p.m. in room I-101 at Miramar College FLEX #39670. $3 suggested donation. Guzmán López is a poet and journalist who grew up crossing and re-crossing the San Diego-Tijuana border. Norte is considered one of the most important literary voices to come out of East Los Angeles.
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 p.m. at Activist Center (4246 Wightman Street San Diego, CA 92105). For info, call 619-528-8383.
SAY San Diego (Social Advocates For Youth) is urgently looking for bilingual tutors and mentors in San Diego. Tutors will be recruited throughout the school year and mentors are always needed. For more information on SAY San Diego, visit or contact www.saysandiego.org firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hispana a las 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Lunes a viernes 1470 AM. Brindando a la comunidad de San Diego y Tijuana la conexion a recursos, informacion y entretenimiento. Fresco programa radial ofrece asesoria con un toque de diversion. Un gran equipo de profesionales comandado por el experimentado locutor de radio y television Xavier Delgado (Superman) harán de sus tardes más placente-ras. Llama a Jessica Bedolla 619-858-1986 o en la web www.radiohispana1470.com
While Escondido and Vista propose racist anti-migrant legislation, National City welcomes migrants. Join the Border Angels, Gente Unidad, Si Se Puede and community members at a pro-migrant rally in saying YES to migrants and human rights. Join us next Saturday, September 30th at National City 1200 in front of City Hall and say yes to Migrants and Human Rights.
The San Diego Library, KPBS, and the Media Arts Center San Diego will be screening the documentary “Maquilapolis” next Monday, October 2 at the library (820 E Street, San Diego 92101). This is a documentary, directed by Vicky Funari and Sergio De La Torre, that looks at globalization through the eyes of Tijuana factory workers. For info, call the library at 619-236-5800.