Monthly Archives: March 2017

MILITARISM & MIGRATION CONFERENCE April 21-23 2017 ~ City Heights, San Diego, California

From the website (please go to website to view program information and to register):

We invite the public, artists, activists, academics, and all communities to join us for a three-day conference in City Heights, San Diego. The M & M Conference will include workshops, panels, discussions, film showings, art exhibits, performances, and presentations exploring the connection between militarism and migration within the urgent context of ongoing transnational struggles.

San Diego is home to a continually growing migrant and refugee population displaced by U.S. wars in Southeast Asia, the Pacific, and Central America, and more recently by wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia, and other countries. San Diego’s vast defense and military industries and training facilities make possible and fuel the wars and displacements of these populations. Its proximity to the U.S. Mexico border and ongoing colonization of the Kumeyaay nation have also intensified the criminalization of indigenous and racialized populations in the region.

Our conference will emphasize how we can critically envision and work toward a demilitarized and decolonized future.

Conference Dates:
April 21-23, 2017
East African Community and Cultural Center
4061 Fairmount Ave, San Diego, CA 92105



SPECIAL EVENT: Poetry reading with Kimberly Alidio and Jason Magabo Perez, March 14 at University of San Diego

The Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of San Diego invites you to attend a special event!

Poetry Reading, feat. Kimberly Alidio and Jason Magabo Perez
Tuesday 3/14
12:30-2:00 pm
Founders 154
Please join us for a special poetry reading and discussion with two incredible Filipinx poets Kimberly Alidio and Jason Magabo Perez. The event will open with students who will read from their creative work. Alidio and Perez will follow with poetry readings and a dynamic discussion about colonialism, migration, queerness, race, gender, and cultural power.
Kimberly Alidio wrote After projects the resound (Black Radish, 2016) and solitude being alien (dancing girl press, 2013). She is the inaugural artist-in-residence at the Center for Art and Thought and a poetry fellow of Kundiman and Voices of Our Nation Arts. She received fellowships from Naropa University’s Summer Writing Program and the University of Illinois’s Asian American Studies Program, as well as a doctorate in modern American history from the University of Michigan. A tenure-track dropout and high-school teacher, she hails from Baltimore and lives in East Austin, Texas.
Jason Magabo Perez is the author of Phenomenology of Superhero (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2016). A VONA alumnus, Perez holds an MFA in Writing & Consciousness from the now defunct New College of California and a dual PhD in Ethnic Studies and Communication from the University of California, San Diego. Currently, Perez is an Assistant Professor of English at Cal State San Bernardino.

Angela Davis at Southwestern College, March 15

Contact Southwestern College for incremental ticket information after Feb. 28.  Eventbrite tickets to the event have been sold out.


Native Youth Conference, March 18 at UCSD