February 23, 2007

¡Tic Tac Tiempo!

The monthly Chicano Park Steering Committee meeting is next Sunday, Feb 25, at 3 p.m. at the kiosko in Chicano Park, where Cesar Chavez Pkwy meets Logan Avenue. This 36 year old committee is a grassroots organization comprised of volunteers who work towards the development and expansion of Chicano Park and the Annual Chicano Park Day Celebration. If you’re down for this historic piece of nuestra tierra, come see how you can play a role in its survival. Meetings are every last Sunday of the month.

Expressions of Mexico Gallery is proud to invite you to Oaxaca’s Plastic Festival from February 17 to March 17, featuring: Takeda, Matus, Israel Nazario, Ixrael Montes, Felipe Morales, Abelardo Lopez, Tomas Pineda, Fer-nando Andriacci, Rosendo Pinacho, Amador Montes and Rodolfo Morales. The gallery is located at 1122 Cesar E. Chavez Parkway in Barrio Logan. Gallery hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12 to 6 p.m. For more info, call 619-232-1699 or email them at expressionsofmexico@gmail.com

Only nine percent of Latinos, age 25 or older, in California have a bachelor’s degree or higher. The median income of adults with a bachelor’s degree is double that of high school graduates. Join Equality Alliance San Diego for a viewing of the short documentary, ARISE: The Battle Over Affirmative Action, followed by a brief presentation on Tuesday the impact of Proposition 209 in San Diego and discuss where to go from here. Forums will be held on Wednesday, Feb 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the City Heights Center (4305 University Ave., Community Room) and on Thursday, Feb 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at San Diego City College (1313 Park Blvd - D121A). For more info, call 619-269-2156.

Agustin Aguayo is facing court-martial for refusing to go to Iraq. After his application for a conscientious objector discharge was refused, he challenged the refusal in federal court, but was denied. He needs help to mount a defense in military court and to assert his challenge to the military in civilian court. Activist San Diego will be hosting a fundraiser for Aguayo and an action Friday, Feb 23, at the Church of Brethren (3850 Westgate Place) beginning at 7 p.m.

MYM Entertainment presents r&b/soul/funk/hip-hop in amerikkka at the Honey Beehive (1409 C St) this Saturday, Feb 24, beginning at 9 p.m. until closing. Featuring this awesome line-up of talented San Diego performers Chris Star, Miki Vale, Freeman Huxley, and Ya Basta! Al Howard and the K23 Orchestra will headline the show. This is a 21 and up venue. $10 Cover. For more info, call 619-563-4581.

As part of MANA’s effort to connect with the Latina community in San Diego, they are hosting a mixer at the Bamboo Lounge in Hillcrest (1475 University Ave) this Wednesday, Feb 28, at 6 p.m. There, you can do some networking with fellow MANA (Mexican American National Association) members and other Latina professionals, enjoy free appetizers, and hear more about MANA membership and program opportunities. For registration services, email Theresa Davies at membership@sdmana.org.

Arte y Loqueras is on the move, opening a new store at the Chula Vista Center (555 Broadway, Ste 1104) on Thursday, March 1. Check out our inventory of Chicano/Latino-themed and designed tees and tops for men, women, and kids. For more information, visit www.arteyloqueras.com.

Cada Semana

Find out how to confront racial injustice against migrant workers every Wednesday at 7 p.m. with activist group, The Friends of Day Laborers. Meetings are held at Activist Center (4246 Wightman Street). For info, call 619-528-8383.

Spoken word every Wed. at 6:30 p.m. at Chicana Perk Café (129 25th St), hosted by dub music/spoken word artist Ras Pablo Aztlán. For more info, call 619-746-2559.

¡A mover las caderas! Come on all you hip shakers, come out and dance salsa, bachata, and merengue at the Mambo Lounge, Mission Valley Resort (875 Hotel Circle South). Every Thursday and Friday starting at 8 p.m. Cover $7, students $5 with ID. (858) 735-4159 or www.themambolounge.biz for more info. See you on the dance floor!

(Planning a noteworthy junta, event, send it to La Prensa at raymond.beltran@covad.net. )

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