December 1, 2006

Community Notes:

SATURDAY FORUM ON IMMIGRATION ISSUES: December 2, 9 am - 11 am at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in the Hillcrest/Banker’s Hill area. We will present a two-hour informational forum on the topic of immigration reform, offering the community a chance to learn more about this critical issue. Three high caliber speakers will discuss the theology, practicality, and reality of immigration, followed by Q&A.

The Right Reverend James Mathes, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego will speak on the Judeo-Christian theology of welcoming “the stranger among us.”

Dr. Tomás Jiménez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology, UCSD will discuss the economic and social practicalities of immigration.

Norma Chavez-Peterson, Lead Organizer, Justice Overcoming Boundaries, will present the human face of immigration and how the community can respond.

Moderator, Mary Blair-Loy, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology, UCSD.

St. Paul’s is located at 2728 Sixth Avenue [Northwest corner of Sixth and Nutmeg], San Diego, CA. 92103-6397. Cathedral Entrance is the corner of Fifth Avenue and Nutmeg Street. For directions and map, see http://www.stpaul The Forum will be held in the Guild Room, which faces 6th Ave. on the ground floor.

Vigil at Mayor Sander’s Home for Support of Minutemen

Recently, San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders appeared on the right-wing radio show of Rick Roberts supporting the Minutemen “camp out” in North County migrant camps. Since his appearance two weeks ago, harassment of the migrants has increased. Stand together for peace, justice and human dignity in our communities and join The Border Angels for a peaceful vigil in front of Mayor Sander’s office (202 C Street San Diego) this Friday, Dec 1, at 3:30 p.m. to oppose advocacy for hate groups who attack migrant workers.

Museum of Man Hosts Baja Artists for Holiday Shopping Event
Special Event Celebrates Baja Culture and Traditions
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The San Diego Museum of Man will host Kumeyaay, Paipai, Kiliwa and Cucapa artists from Baja California — who will display and sell unique examples of their works — from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7.

On sale will be a beautiful array of pottery, beadwork, basketry, jewelry and gourd rattles and other handcrafted, traditional items. The event is sponsored by the Alliance for Sustainable Development in the Indigenous Communities of Baja California (ADESU) and offers visitors the chance to meet the finest artists from Baja and learn more about the region’s ancient and enduring cultures.

Included in the day’s line up will be live arts demonstrations, a cultural program, news from Baja — and a vibrant marketplace featuring a diverse line up of holiday gift items. The event is free with entrance to the Museum. General admission ticket prices to the Museum are now: $8 Adult, $6 Senior (65+), $6 Student (w/ID), $6 Military (active w/ID), $4 Child (6-17).

The Museum of Man, which opened in 1915 as part of the Panama-California Exhibition, is located underneath the landmark California Tower in Balboa Park, and is an educational, non-profit corporation founded to display the life and history of humankind. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Community Arts Group to Offer Art for Sale
Holiday CalacArts Bazaar to Bring Together Chicano Artists

The Red CalacArts Collective first annual Holiday Calac-Arts Bazaar will take place on Sunday, December 10, 2006 from 12 noon until 5pm in CALACALANDIA, the home of Chelo and Brent of Calaca Press, 502 Rose Dr., National City, Califas 91950.

This holiday art sale will bring together over 15 different Chicano artists and groups in one place to offer their artistic creations to the general public.

The Holiday CalacArts Bazaar will feature original art, serigraphs, prints, tshirts, books, artesania and other cultural items from local artists Nuvia Crisol Guerra, Teresa Yolanda Lopez, Carmen Kalo Linares, Mario Chacon, Ricardo Islas, Sandra Pocha Peña, Keep on Crossin’/I Love Aztlán, Bob Medina, Berenice Badillo, Irene Castruita, Chikle, Sal Barajas/Motivational Designs, Mariajulia Urias, Fernando Flores, and Calaca Press.

In addition to the art sale there will be entertainment, including Aztec Gold’s: A Very Lucha Christmas and poetry by Irene Castruita and others. Plus, music, food, and socially conscious thought.

This event will be outdoors. In case of rain, this event will be cancelled.

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