SDSU Department of Africana Studies presents: Meet the Founders Series

Friday, February 10, 2012
Arts and Letters Building, Room 101
Hosted by: Delores Fisher, Lecturer, Africana Studies

Meet the founders and directors. Hear about their creative process. Participate in a discussion of San Diego theater arts for people of color.

Bear Arts Foundation is a national cross-cultural arts service organization committed to encourage, nurture, and strengthen the creation and production of new work in the theatre by artists of color.

1st Annual Gracia Molina de Pick Feminist Lecture Series at Mesa College: Sylvia Mendez

“The case of Méndez v. Westminster and the Desegregation of Public Education”
11 AM TUESDAY, MARCH 6 ROOM: H-117/118

Sylvia Méndez is the oldest daughter of Gonzalo Méndez, a Mexican immigrant, and Felicitas Méndez, a Puerto Rican, who fought so she and her brothers could have equal education through the case of Méndez et al v. Westminster et al. Ms. Méndez continues the legacy left by her parents to campaign for education. Ms. Méndez was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States’ highest civilian honor, on February 15, 2011. The Annual Gracia Molina de Pick Feminist Lecture Series honors the founder of the San Diego Mesa College Chicano Studies Department and recognizes her life-long commitment to education, feminism, and dedication to the mission of the community college.

Organized by the Chicano Studies Department
Co-sponsored by:
San Diego Mesa College Humanities Institute and
Chicano Latino Heritage Celebration Committee

For more information:
César López, Ph.D.
Chair and Associate Professor
Chicana and Chicano Studies Department
San Diego Mesa College
7250 Mesa College Drive
San Diego, CA 92111-4998
(619) 388-2368

Students Step Up Tucson Walkouts: Protest School District Folly and Mexican American Studies Banishment

By Jeff Biggers
Common Dreams
January 24, 2012

As the nation watches the Tucson Unified School District’s spiral into disarray, hundreds of students walked out of their Tucson schools Monday in a coordinated protest against the banishment of the district’s acclaimed Mexican American Studies program.

Pouring into the downtown Tucson area from Pueblo, Cholla and Tucson high schools, among other institutions, the students brought their march to the offices of floundering Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) administrators. In recent days, administrators and board members have issued a series of conflicting and inaccurate statements and carried out the extreme actions of confiscating books in front of children. Continue reading

Save Ethnic Studies Fundraiser

Saturday, February 25, 2012
2:00 pm
Lincoln High School
4777 Imperial Avenue
San Diego, 92113
Suggested donation $10; all donations accepted

As you may know, Arizona has banned the teaching of ethnic studies, specifically targeting Mexican-American Studies in the Tucson Unified School District. Eleven TUSD teachers, administrators and students are suing the state to bring back Ethnic Studies.  To fight blatant discrimination and the spread of this civil/human rights violation to other states, join us for a fundraiser ($10, but hope you can donate more!). Continue reading

Native American Heritage Month Event at Miramar College: Trail of Tears

Native American Heritage Month Event
Trail of Tears
As presented in the documentary

“How the West was Lost”

Introduction and
discussion to follow film
by O. Pierre Romero

November 10th
SD Miramar College ~ Room:B-305

Please consider extra credit to encourage student attendance.

Coordinated by:
San Diego Miramar College Diversity and International Education Committee

2nd Binational Conference on Border Issues / 2a. Conferencia binacional sobre asuntos fronterizos

(Versión en español: favor de ver abajo)

2nd Binational Conference on Border Issues
San Diego City College
December 1, 2011
9 am – 3 pm, Room D 121A

Politics of Violence:
Militarization, Incarceration and Globalization in the U.S.-Mexico Border Area

Keynote Speaker: Anabel Hernandez, Mexico City
Author of Los Señores del Narco (The Drug Lords)

The U.S./Mexico border has become increasingly important and relevant to communities living and interacting with one another on both sides of this international boundary. Impacts and perceptions of the border region are the subject of many contemporary research projects, advocacy and activism. Presentations in this conference will explore the impact of the border on populations living both in the U.S. and Mexico. They will also discuss how border communities perceive and respond to these impacts from various perspectives through current research, activism, advocacy and life experience. Continue reading

SDSU Department of American Indian Studies 35th Anniversary

SDSU Department of American Indian Studies’ 35th Anniversary
Looking Backward, Looking Forward:
35 Years of Making a Difference

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