fix articles 147189, barrio logan
Chicano Arts Pioneer Takes On Globalization and War (tags)
Pioneering Chicano artist Malaquias Montoya was present at the creation of the Chicano rights movement in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, being one of the organizers of the Mexican American Liberation Arts Front (MALAF) who helped create the images of that movement. But he’s also involved with current social and political controversies. In his show “Globalization and War: The Aftermath,” through March 4 at the Centro Cultural de la Raza in Balboa Park, he takes on Guantánamo, Abu Ghraib, the U.S. government’s rationalization of torture (“softening them up for interrogation”), the growing gap between rich and poor in the U.S. and throughout the world, and other progressive themes in a bold, assertive and often brutal style derived from 20th century New York artist Ben Shahn and the Mexican muralists Orozco and Siquieros.
Queer Democrats Endorse Alvarez, Wayne for City Council (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club took two different tacks in its endorsements in City Council races at its regular meeting October 22. In District 6 they endorsed veteran politician Howard Wayne over Steve Hadley, chief of staff to incumbent Councilmember Donna Frye. In District 8 they endorsed the grass-roots Latino candidate, David Alvarez, over two better connected candidates from established local Latino political families: Felipe Hueso, older brother of incumbent Councilmember Ben Hueso; and Nick Inzunza, uncle of former Councilmember Ralph Inzunza.
San Diego Hosts Meeting on Same-Sex Marriage Equality (tags)
The San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center hosted a town-hall meeting April 2 to discuss the future of marriage equality in the wake of the upcoming California Supreme Court ruling on Proposition 8, the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage in the state. Speakers included Kate Kendell, executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, other professionals and grass-roots activists like Fernando Lopez, whose group is organizing people to go talk to individuals one-on-one to make them aware of how Queer people suffer from not having access to civil marriage.
Mexican drug cartels infiltrating colleges and high school campuses in America (tags)
One of the main suspects in this international drug investigation is Omar Castaneda, a gang member from Pomona with ties to the Mexican Tijuana drug cartels, officials said
Immigrants Neglected and Abused During San Diego Wildfires (tags)
It is important that people know that the government’s response to this has not been as benevolent as the news media has made it out to be. For immigrant families, this is in no way an ‘anti-Katrina.’ Immigrants in San Diego county are being neglected by emergency evacuators, put in danger by their employers, treated rudely by authorities and volunteers, refused aid at evacuation sites, and racially profiled by police and deported by the Border Patrol.
Inland Empire United Resistance (tags)
Special Meeting - Strategies of Resistance
The Poisoning of Barrio Logan (tags)
Calaca Press at Chicano Park's 31's Anniversary Celebration (tags)
A local San Diego Chicano literature publisher puts up booth at the heart of Barrio Logan's Chicano Park Celebration...
Chicano Park Barrio Logan Sign (tags)
Barrio Logan was cut in half by the construction of the Bridge to Coronado Island. Residents united to take over the land directly under the bridge which has become a center for Chicano culture.
Barrio Logan victim of corporations (tags)
For years Barrio Logan has been subject to hazardous waste and toxic substances from industries in close proximity. Organizers are hoping to remove environmental hazards and make Chicano park extend to San Diego Bay.In order to elimate environmental racism, San Diego needs the kind of regulations that FTAA considers "against free trade."
Muralist Mario Torero @ the Chicano Park Senior Center (tags)
Mario Torero has created murals throughout the border region, Chiapas, and Cuba. The Senior Center in Barrio Logan has served as a convergence center for the FTAA Border protest.
Chiapas Bus @ Chicano Park in Barrio Logan, San Diego, CA (tags)
This bus recently returned from Chiapas, is preparing for Chicano Park demonstrations, in solidarity with the FTAA. The 31st Chicano Park Anniversary coincided with the FTAA Border protest.