Friday, November 30, 2018

[SDCPJ] Fwd: Join our moral call for migrant justice: Dec. 10-18

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From: "Pedro and Lucy, AFSC" <>
Date: November 28, 2018 at 3:29:oo
Subject: Join our moral call for migrant justice: Dec. 10-18

American Friends Service Committee



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Dear Carol, 

For weeks now, President Trump has used the caravans of migrants making their way through Mexico to stoke fear and fuel his anti-immigrant agenda. He has responded to people escaping violence and poverty by deploying thousands of military troops to the border. And this week, he defended border agents who fired tear gas and pepper spray at a group of migrants that included children.

Now is the time for every one of us to stand with the migrant caravan and all who seek refuge in the U.S. That's why AFSC is organizing "Love Knows No Borders: A moral call for migrant justice" week of action from Dec. 10, International Human Rights Day, to Dec. 18, International Migrants Day. 

On Dec. 10, more than 100 interfaith leaders will lead a nonviolent direct action at the border in San Diego. We invite you and people across the country to join us in solidarity by organizing or joining an action in your community the week of Dec. 10 to 18.

Together, we will call on the U.S. to end the detention and deportation of immigrants, respect the human right to migrate, and end the militarization of the border.

Interested in organizing an event in your community? We have resources for you! 

1. Visit our Love Knows No Borders website to register your local event and watch for other event listings in your area. We'll send you a toolkit for organizers, provide one-on-one support, and list your event online to help you spread the word. 

2. Attend our Dec. 3rd Facebook Live event to learn more: AFSC staff from Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego will have the latest updates on what's happening at the border, and we'll have tips for event organizers and discuss how you can join our week of action.

As the Trump administration continues to treat migrants as a security threat to be met with troops and walls, we are mobilizing for a more humane response – one that recognizes our shared humanity and pledges to meet migrants with the dignity and compassion that we all deserve. 

We hope you will join us for our Loves Knows No Borders: A moral call for migrant justice week of action.  

In solidarity,

Lucy Duncan
Director of Friends Relations

Pedro Rios
Director, U.S.-Mexico Border Program, San Diego

Love Knows No Borders

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[SDCPJ] Fwd: Events from the Ocean Beach Green Center


From: Ocean Beach Green Center <>
Date: November 30, 2018 at 10:53:16 AM PST
Subject: Events from the Ocean Beach Green Center

December Events at the Ocean Beach Green Center

Ocean Beach Green Center, 4843 B Voltaire Street, Ocean Beach 92107  619.225.1083

Dear friends of the Ocean Beach Green Center,

We will not be having any activities this month because we are moving December 2nd. We will be busy setting up our new center.  We will be moving across the street to Jim Bell's property.  We are super excited about our new location.  We will be back on track in January.  Thanks for all your support. 

 We will be celebrating Jim's birthday on December 1st. at his house and our new location, 4862 Voltaire St. Ocean Beach.  Party will be after the OB Holiday Parade.  Party starts 8:30 p.m. Great band,  Rhythm and the Method.  Come celebrate a great man's birthday and supporting his legacy.  More info:  619-225-1083

December Events NOT at the Ocean Beach Green Center
Every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Dec 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th.   Climate Mobilization Coalition Meeting   Ocean Beach People's Cooperative Community Room, 4765 Voltaire Street.  Come help plan for the upcoming Climate Action events.     Contact: oceanbeachgreencenter@gmail.come

December 1st Saturday 9:00 a..m. - 10:30 a.m. Hands-on workshop to build your own SoloBee Bungalow Shelter 7936 Lester Ave. Lemon Grove 91945  Hands-on workshop to build your very own SoloBee Bungalow for the solitary native bees that live in your area. These bees do not sting and are in need of a home. The workshop includes all the materials to make one bungalow, plus you will learn about the solitary native bees in your area and how to attract them to your shelter. No prior carpentry experience required, everyone invited. Children invited with parent supervision. Each person will make one bungalow.  Coffee and treats included.  $65  More info:

December 3rd Monday   6:50 p.m.  Community Action Night Greenpeace San Diego 3320 Kemper St, Ste 206, San Diego, California 92110 Local volunteers come to better the San Diego community! Help us fight for climate justice and a clean and safe environment!  More info:

December 4th Tuesday 5:30 p.m.  - 8:00 p.m.  Energy Efficiency and Solar for Homeowners Center for Sustainable Energy 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd SDG&E Energy Innovation Center San Diego,  92117 Join experts from the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) will explain the fundamentals of energy efficiency and solar technologies. Learn how to identify the major energy consumers around your house and how to prioritize upgrades to maximize your energy and cost savings. You will also learn how to calculate your energy use and properly size a solar system for your home, as well as how to find and research solar contractors. The benefits of solar water heating technology and how it can be used to save energy and money on your water heating bills will also be discussed.  More info:  

December 5th Wednesday    6:30 p.m.    Clean Elections Campaign Meeting   First Unitarian Universalist Church, Hillcrest  More info:  John Hartley: 619-299-8870 or visit

December 5th Wednesday 6 :00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Nature/Book Talk " Kumeyaay Ethnobotany  Ocean Beach Library, 4801 Santa Monica Ave. 92107 In his new book, Kumeyaay Ethnobotany, anthropologist Michael Wilken-Robertson explores the ancient and ongoing story of Native Baja Californians and the plants they use to make food, medicine and traditional arts. Through lively narratives, in-depth descriptions of 47 native plants and their uses, and hundreds of vivid photographs, Kumeyaay Ethnobotany explores the remarkable interdependence between native peoples and native plants of the Californias. This book connects the archaeological and historical record with living cultures and native plant specialists who share their ever-relevant wisdom for future generations.  More info:
December 8th Saturday   1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.   San Diego Fixit Clinic Second Chance Beer Company, 15378 Ave of Science #222 San Diego 92128. We have been all too accustomed to the throw away lifestyle. If something doesn't work, throw it out and buy a new one. Because of this behavior our landfills are filling at a rapid rate and electronic waste has become the one of the largest pollution generators. So why not learn how to fix it?! Bring your broken, non-functioning things: electronics, appliances, computers, toys, bicycles, clothes, etc. for assessment, disassembly, and possible repair. We'll provide workspace, specialty tools, and guidance.  More info:

 December 8th Saturday  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Community Action Day: Garden of WeEden Hosted by Ecotopia Ranch and Local Earth. Ecotopia Ranch, 10622 West Lilac Road, Valley Center, 92082. Come join us to take care of the land! Feel free to swing by at anytime and bring your garden gloves, pruners, and water bottles. More info:

December 9th Sunday 11:00 a/m/ - 2:00 p.m.  The San Diego Really Really Free Market Teralta Park, 40th St. and Orange Ave. City Heights,   A Really Really Free Market (RRFM) is a community gathering where participants give away usable items, skills, food, entertainment, games and many others things that a community can come together and share. Bring something or pick up something.  More info:
December 12th Wednesday 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch and Learn with the  SD Green Building Council BNIM, 797 J St. San Diego, 92101 Learn about the innovations and inspirations that were gained from Greenbuild18. These presentations will bring home the key takeaways from our time in Chicago, we are excited to have more members of the San Diego Green Building community engaged in these ideas! Cost:  $15 to $25 Lunch will be provided More info:

December 14th   Friday  6:30pm   Sierra Club film night "  Reinventing Power: America's Renewable Energy Boom"  Clairemont Mesa Blvd #101, San Diego, CA 92111 This film, the Sierra Club's newest documentary, takes the viewer across the country to hear directly from the people making our clean energy future achievable.  These individuals are working to rebuild what's broken, re-think what's possible, and revitalize communities.  Critically, the film underscores the notion that jobs, economic growth, and innovation don't have to be sacrificed for a clean environment.  Reinventing Power focuses on people in eight states whose lives were changed by the renewable energy industry while exploring various aspects of clean energy from innovation to installation. More info: Jean Costa   (619) 463-0721 

December 14th Friday 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Vigil to End Gun Violence, Hosted by San Diegans for Gun Violence Prevention. St Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, 2728 6th Ave. San Diego 92103  Please join us for our annual nationwide vigil to end gun violence in conjunction with Newtown Action Alliance, a coalition of gun violence prevention organizations across the country. Help us to honor and remember all victims of gun violence across the country this year. More info:

 December 16th Sunday 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Free Film: 1948: Creation & Catastrophe Point Loma/Hervey Library 3701 Voltaire St. 92107.  Jewish Voice for Peace - San Diego Chapter ( and The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, San Diego Chapter ( present a documentary film about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict produced by locals Andy Trimlett and Ahlam Muhtaseb. Through riveting and moving personal recollections of both Palestinians and Israelis, 1948: Creation and Catastrophe reveals the shocking events of the most pivotal year in the most controversial conflict in the world. It tells the story of the establishment of Israel and seen through the eyes of the people who lived it.

 December 16th Sunday  12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Village Buy and Barter Day Hosted by People over Profits SD
1764 National Ave. San Diego 92113 Do you know many corporations use prisoner labor to produce their products? This is modern day slavery! Do you want an alternative to participating in the prison industrial complex? We believe in creating the world we wish to live in. In times of celebration, we'd rather get gifts for each other through the barter system, instead of lining the pockets of corporations! The barter system is a universal method of exchange used before money was ever invented. We invite you to exchange your services and goods for other's services and goods! You are welcome to bring anything you've made or any service you can provide and engage with fellow community members in a bartering exchange. You are also welcome to use cash to barter to participate, if you'd like to. Do you want to give a gift of meaning and significance to a loved one as well as engage in building the community? Come join at The People's Lot as we participate in the loving act of the barter!  More info:
We rushed to get this out because of Jim Bell's party Dec 1st and because we are quite busy with  our big move.  Our apologies to anyone we may have missed with listing their events.  Please email us if we did, and we can add it to our website.  The calendar is short as many groups don't plan events during the holidays.  To end on a positive note check out the Tariq Khamisa Foundation for an inspiring story of love and forgiveness.  In these difficult times it is important to remember there are many wonderful people, doing many wonderful things to try and make it a better world.  Have a giving and inspiring holiday and see you in January.


New events are always happening....please check for updates to the event list
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Sunday, November 18, 2018

[SDCPJ] Fwd: This week: Thanksgiving get-togethers; Climate meetings; Gratitude that the Santa Ana's are over for now.

From: San Diego Climate Action Network <>
Date: November 18, 2018 at 7:01:16 AM PST
Subject: This week: Thanksgiving get-togethers; Climate meetings; Gratitude that the Santa Ana's are over for now.
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This week: Thanksgiving get-togethers; Climate meetings; Gratitude that the Santa Ana's are over for now.

Events from November 18, 2018
until November 25, 2018

Thank you for all the work you do in supporting climate action in San Diego County.  Please view our online calendar to stay up-to-date with new and featured events.

Giving Tuesday is coming up November 27th. Please consider contributing to your favorite climate-focused non-profit. This includes the San Diego Climate Action Network, where your contributions help keep this calendar coming to you. :-)


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Sunday, November 18
$The Last Finch Frolic Garden Permaculture Open Tour of the Year [Fallbrook]
Finch Frolic Garden, November 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM
San Diego Urban Homesteaders Meetup Group Sunday, November 18 at 10:00 AM • • What we'll doThis two hour walk through Finch Frolic Garden is an information-packed talk on basic permaculture techni...
Bokashi Composting Workshop/Workparty/Potluck
Private Residence, November 18, 2018 at 12:12 PM
San Diego Permaculture Sunday, November 18 at 12:12 PMCome join us for a 'Gaia Permaculture Collective' community event.We are excited to offer a Bokashi Composting workshop with Master Composter Ronn...
Gratitude Food Fest
Loma Riviera, November 18, 2018 at 02:00 PM
Gratitude Food Fest - A Donation based fundraiser! A Cruelty-Free Celebration for EveryoneBenefiting PlantDiego, 501c3 non-profitJoin us for a memorable get-together to kick off the holiday celebratio...
Friendsgiving Plant Inspired Meal Prep Class!
November 18, 2018 at 02:00 PM
North County Vegan Plant Based meal prep/networking class Sunday, November 18 at 2:00 PMJoin us on Sunday, November 18th for some fun in the Garden of Eatin in Carlsbad (Exact address given upon paid ...
Thanksliving with Temecula Valley Vegan Society
Roripaugh Ranch Community Association, November 18, 2018 at 03:00 PM
Vegan Beginners Sunday, November 18 at 3:00 PM Join the Temecula Valley Vegan Society for our 3rd annual ThanksLiving Vegan Dinner & Potluck! Let's celebrate LIFE this Thanksgiving by coming
Monday, November 19
BikeWalk Oceanside Monthly Meeting
Oceanside Library Community Rooms, November 19, 2018 at 09:00 AM
The Oceanside Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee (BikeWalk Oceanside) is an advisory committee to the City of Oceanside to promote bike and walking among our residents. The Committee was created in 2001...
Volunteer!! Event Planning for Animal Sanctuary
Address Will Be Sent Out Day Before, November 19, 2018 at 02:00 PM
Vegan Beginners Monday, November 19 at 2:00 PM New Life Animal Sanctuary is home to animals who were rescued from laboratories and other life threatening situations. Every winter they have a lovely......
Blue Water Task Force Meeting
Surfrider Office, November 19, 2018 at 07:00 PM
The BWTF is Surfrider Foundation's volunteer-run, water testing, education, and advocacy program.The chapter is focused on providing the community with accessible and understandable water quality da...
Tuesday, November 20
Alphabet Soup: GHG, ZNE, kBtu, US$, NZC - What this all means for your building?
SDG&E Energy Innovation Center, November 20, 2018 at 08:30 AM
 Session Overview: As the Green Business Certification Inc continues to grow its range of sustainability certification systems, and other rating systems such as BREEAM In-Use and Fitwel enter the ma...
Saint Archer Brewing Company, November 20, 2018 at 05:00 PM
Don't miss out on the 8th year of this special Vegan Thanksgiving Feast featuring Southern Staples and Holiday Favorites! This feast includes bonus items, live music, and a take-home microwaveable con...
Orientation Chat – Learn about SanDiego350
Cardiff-by-the-Sea Sport Park, November 20, 2018 at 05:45 PM
Are you new to SanDiego350 and want to know more about us?  Come join us for a special Orientation to learn what we're all about: how we got started, what our activities are, and where there are op...
Wednesday, November 21
National City Chamber of Commerce: Green Business Education Series
National City Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, November 21, 2018 at 11:30 AM
Join the National City Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the San Diego Green Building Council for a Free Lunch & Learn for business managers, owners, building operators, employees, and any go...
Solana Beach Climate Action Commission
Solana Beach City Hall, November 21, 2018 at 05:30 PM
The Solana Beach Climate Action Commission meets on the third Wednesdays of each month, 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, unless otherwise posted.The Staff liaison for this Commission is Dan King 858-720-2477Cl...
Thursday, November 22
Thanksgiving VeGang Potluck
Bird Park, November 22, 2018 at 01:00 PM
Thanksgiving is a beautiful yet emotional time for vegans. We would like to offer a place where we can come together and celebrate the lives lost 🦃 and the friendships gained❤️Lets DO this!! Pl...
Friday, November 23
Eco-Sustainability Peeps Lunch
November 23, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Bi-weekly lunch get-together of environmentally and sustainability-minded people in the Encinitas area. The group meets at the same location for three times, and then switches to a new one, so look ou...
Saturday, November 24
San Diego Climate Mobilization Coalition Weekly Meeting
Ocean Beach People's Organic Food Market Community Room, November 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM
We meet in the community room. The San Diego Climate Mobilization Coalition is part of The Climate Mobilization.Org, which is a worldwide movement out of New York City led by Climate Psychologist Ma...
Vegan Saturday - Vegan Alternative to Black Friday
Mission Square Market, November 24, 2018 at 06:30 PM
Come for an exciting all vegan gift market! Every vendor including participating stores Mission Square Market and Purple Mint will have at least 10% off on gift items! TBA for the rest of the vendors!...


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[SDCPJ] 2 Free Tickets to SD REP! Activist Forum on Election Analysis/Actions; GIVING TUES 11/27 your $ Doubled!

Please forward this to friends and other activists.

The election is over, now what !?

Activist San Diego's Community meeting & dinner
Forum: Post-election Action & Activist Analysis

Monday, May 19, 7 - 9 PM

 Progressives have a lot to celebrate and a lot to still change. San Diego is moving left; what  can we do to keep that momentum growing? ASD is inviting all candidates, win or lose, inviting you election volunteers, canvassers, one an all to an open discussion about movement building in which elections are only one aspect of the struggle. How do we build a united front with all those who have been marginalized? How do we support each other's causes for the benefit of the whole? Q&A After the panel discussion More info

"Food for Thought Supper Club"
  We are hosting a TACO BAR  with vegan or vegetarian option or a  meat option.
This delectable dinner will cost only $7.00 which all goes to supporting Activist San Diego

Joyce Beers Community Center, 3900 Vermont St. SD 92103, 1.5 Block N. of University Ave. on Vermont St.

Tuesday, Nov 20, 7-9 PM

2 Free Tickets for Members!

You give to sustain us and we give back! You give to Activist San Diego's social justice activism and/or KNSJ's independent media, SD's only progressive voice. 
You and a guest are invited to the final dress performance of San Diego Repertory Theatre's production Claim your $50 bonus (Become a member for just $2 a month, or $25 a year, Quick Click)

Tuesday, November 20th at 7:00 PM

 "A Smart, funny and utterly engrossing play" – New York Times
"FIVE STARS. It keeps you hanging on each turn of argument and twist of knife. It's dynamite."  – Time Out New York. Nominated for eight Tony Awards in 2017, this sharp-witted sequel to Ibsen's masterpiece begins with a knock at the door. Nora walked out that same door, leaving behind her husband and children to pursue a life as a fiercely independent woman.  Now Nora encourage women to break free from the bonds of marriage and find their own destiny.

ASAP - CLICK HERE TO RSVP   No promo code needed

Tickets can be picked up at will call starting at 6:30 PM on the evening of the performance. Limit of two tickets per RSVP. If you have issues reserving your seats, please call our box office at 619-544-1000. Tickets are limited and reserved in the order the reservations are received. For information about San Diego REP and A Doll's House, Part 2, visit


The Racial Justice Coalition of SD
encourages you to join our campaign...

Everyone encouraged to attend the RJC monthly meeting and the numerous activities and events.


Please come stand with Racial Justice Coalition & Demand Justice.  Meeting Sunday, Nov 18, 2-4 pm at CAIR offices; 7710 Balboa Avenue, Suite 326, San Diego, CA 92111  858-278-4547


Now more than ever, We need each other!
We need your support to make local change!

For 20 years Activist San Diego has been there with you organizing for Peace, Racial Justice, Youth, Immigrants Rights, LGBTQI Rights, Native issues, the environment and communities of color
For 5 years KNSJ 89.1 FM has been there with you keeping truth-telling alive, keeping a progressive view on the airwaves!

#GivingTuesday = Giving to Social Justice

Each year on Giving Tuesday, people are looking for ways to give back and support the causes that mean most to them. Giving Tuesday has become a significant giving moment for causes to raise money and create impact.

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KNSJ 89.1 fm is just 4 1/2 years old, but we have broken new ground.  What you hear on KNSJ has never been heard on the San Diego airwaves. Without the deeper analysis and challenging perspectives, we can not expect a community to participate in shaping its destiny. KNSJ is young, yearning to become an agent of transformative information and communications.
Our syndicated programs not only tell national and international stories, we are striving to inspire local action and involvement. What other station has a local women's show, a masterfully-produced political humor show, a Vets show, several environmental shows, labor shows, a live Native American talk show, plus Democracy Now with Amy Goodman, Thom Hartman, Ralph Nader and local icon Mike Aguirre?
This year we have been adding a new locally-produced music show every month. We have just begun our quest for indispensable information in San Diego.  We need your help to blossom.  Please, Please, donate now. Your support can help transform San Diego.

At the mic Activist San Diego's President, Buki Domingos and at the Podium MC Mohamed Abdallah lead the crowd at the Immigration March and Impeachment March in front of the City and County Building. These were just a few of the rallies in which ASD helped bring the community together to resist the administration's efforts to stir up racism and prejudice.
Join the Racial Justice Coalition of SD.  Meeting alternate Sundays at various locations across the city. for more information call 626-425-7353

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

[SDCPJ] Binational Conference on Border Issues Nov 15-16 2018

Binational Conference on Border Issues 2018
Beyond the Wall: Resistance among Border Communities

Thursday, November 15
San Diego City College, San Diego

Friday, November 16
El Colegio de la Frontera Norte and
Autonomous University of Baja California
Tijuana, Baja California


Special thanks to our co-sponsors and collaborators: San Diego City College, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, City College Chicana and Chicano Studies, Colectivo Raíces sin Fronteras, Colectivo Ollin Calli, University of San Diego Karen and Mulvaney Center for Community Awareness and Social Action, American Federation of Teachers local 1931,UC San Diego Institute of Arts and Humanities, City Cognate Collective, City College Gallery, City World Cultures Program

About the Conference

At a time in which democracies are failing, in the face of a dehumanizing and predatory system, and as we witness the fortification of the wall between Mexico and the United States, we are interested in discussing and showing the forms of resistance that have arisen from the border and transborder communities. The Trump administration generates tension that directly affects the daily life of Latina/os, especially those from Mexico and from border communities. What are the possible ways to face this new neoconservative order? From what organizational experiences have we begun to create spaces for reflection and transformative action? How do we respond to new and old forms of discrimination against marginalized communities?

About the Program

The Seventh Binational Conference will discuss the forms of resistance that arise from the border and cross-border communities, going through them in different times, spaces and forms. We will have the opportunity to hear the voices of activists, students, scholars, maquila workers, farmworkers, migrants, and artists who organize and resist violence, labor inequity, health, education, etc. Their words and art will take us from the United States – Mexico border to borders in Guatemala, El Salvador and even Palestine. They will lead us to different moments of resistance from the conquest of the original peoples of the Americas to this era in which borders mean migration from southern countries to the United States, deportations from the United States to the south, and stories written in the streets, the classrooms, the factories, and the agricultural fields.

Challenging borders

It is no coincidence that the mobilization of migrant communities and their challenge to national borders is the central topic of the Conference. National and transnational migrations are undoubtedly one of the most important movements of our time; products of Neoliberal globalization. Migration will be one main focus in the conference from different perspectives.

Panel 4: Cross-border students who live in a country and attend school in another tell us about their challenges and mainly about their successes organizing in Collective TASO.

Panel 7: The original communities of Mexico, many of them Mesoamerican, have migrated by the thousands to the north. The Indigenous Front of Binational Organizations tells us about the efforts of the original peoples to organize their communities, now binational, in exile.

Panels 14 and 25: Andrea González, scholar from UNAM and member of the collective "You are Us," will share stories of migration in Mexico City that is now not only a place of passage for migrants but it has also become a space of destination and refuge for communities from Central America, Venezuela, Colombia, Haiti and other Latin American, Asian and African countries.

Panels 13 and 24: Steven Mayers and Jonathan Freedman tell us the stories of young Central Americans who have arrived in the United States after successfully crossing at least three national borders.

Panel 21: Leslie Quintanilla and America Martinez will present on the struggles of the Palestinian people on the borders imposed by Israel.

Panel 15: Teresita Rocha and Shira Goldenberg discuss gender inequity in health issues at the borders of the USA with Mexico and Mexico with Guatemala.

Resisting deportations

Panel 6: Maggie and Etziba, members of the collectives "Other Dreamers in Action" and "Casa Poch @" come from Mexico City to talk about young people who grew up in the United States and are now in Mexico due to deportation or return. They will discuss the realities of an unjust immigration system, and how they are organizing in their country of birth and advocate for immigrants justice.

Panel 23: Esmeralda Flores presents the efforts of ACLU in building a network that defends the community against immigration raids and attacks.

Examination of Border Organized Crime

Panel 10: Victor Clark, faculty at SDSU will take us on an imaginary trip to the streets of Tijuana to learn how organized crime has been reproduced and consolidated; It is no longer just a group that maintains a monopoly on drugs and violence, but several that dispute the market, causing scandalous levels of violence, which have affected and disrupted life in the city.

Panel 19: Jane Terrazas presents her work constructed by textile vestiges of the femicides of Juarez. The heartbreaking pieces of cloth reconstructed by Jane are a tremendous testimony of the struggle of the women of Juarez against the murder and the gender exacerbated violence.


Panels 12 and 15: Since NAFTA was imposed, the maquiladoras have expanded on the border zone recruiting more than one million workers; scholars, workers and activists will give us an update on labor and gender rights in maquiladoras at Puebla, Aguascalientes and Tijuana as well as in the "agricultural maquiladoras" of San Quintin, Baja California.

Right to Water

Water is undoubtedly one of the great issues of the border and beyond. The right to water mobilizes thousands in Mexico, the United States, other countries, and on the borderland. In Panel 2, professor and water defender León Fierro tells us about the struggle for water in a binational context, and especially in the City of Mexicali, where people fight against Constellation Brands, the corporation that owns Corona and other beers, due to the building of a beer maquiladora that will confiscate thousands of gallons of water in an area already with problems of supply for the population. In Panel 21 Mellissa Linton-Villafranco presents the struggle of an indigenous community of El Salvador in defense of its water.

Art and Border

The Frontier inspires an increasing artistic production that the Conference explores. The "Desde Más Acá" exhibition brings together 18 artists, researchers and collectives working in San Diego, Tijuana, Calexico/Mexicali, El Paso/Ciudad Juarez and throughout the borderlands whose practices trace how those who live, study and work in this transnational territory contend with the US/Mexico border and its problematics on a quotidian level -- at the scale of body, labor, and movement through spaces.

Panels 19 and 20: Jane Terrazas, Diana Cervera, Omar Pimienta and Sara Solaimani present their artistic and cultural work against feminicide, the intersection of gender, race, identity and migration, trans-nationality and the historical context.

Panel 11: A group of academics and activists give us an update on the renovation and preservation of Chicano Park, the renovation of its murals, and the resistance against the White supremacist groups that have directed their efforts against the park.

In Panel 22 Marlene Solis reflects on the symbolic dimension of the border from the works Tijuana la Horrible: Tijuana la Horrible: entre la historia y el mito, De contrabando y mojado, la frontera imaginada (México -Estados Unidos) and Fronteras reales /fronteras imaginadas recently written by Humberto Félix Berumen.

Cinema and border

Panel 17: Mael Vizacarra presents her documentary "Everything We Do" about the street vendors on the line of cars crossing from Tijuana to San Diego. In Panel 18, Ebony Bailey exhibits her short documentary about the Haitian community in Tijuana.


In Panel 3, historians Javier Torres of UNAM, Miguel Angel Castañeda of SDSU and Justin Akers Chacón of City College recover important moments of the struggle of our peoples on both sides of the border.

There is more…

The Conference brings much more. City College students present some of their works in Panels 1 and 8; several authors explore the resistance to segregation policies in Panel 5, 16 and 23. The program does not end here. There is more; check the Program

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The Earth Was Created

The Earth Was Created
The Earth Was Created