Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Deportation Nation: History Repeats

USD Ethnic Studies, Calaca Press and the Red CalacArts Collective present:

Deportation Nation: History Repeats
A cultural series highlighting the issue of deportation in America

Visual Migrations
January 31 – March 8, 2009
Opening reception Saturday, January 31, 2009 7pm FREE
Centro Cultural de la Raza 2125 Park Blvd, SD, CA 92101
Art exhibit addressing the issue of deportation featuring work by Berenice Badillo (SD), Doris Bittar (SD), Chikle (SD), Isaias Crow (SD), Celeste De Luna (Harlingen, TX), Gerardo Quetzatl Garcia (San Antonio, TX), Xochitl Gil-Higuchi (Tucson, AZ), Nuvia Crisol Guerra (SD), Ricardo Islas (SD), Gabriel J. Vélez (Scottsdale, AZ), and other artists tba. Curated by Cal A. Vera of Calaca Press. Opening reception music by Gabriel J. Vélez.

Cinematic Migrations
Thursday, February 5, 2009 6pm FREE
USD Mother Rosalie Hill Hall - Warren Auditorium @ Soles
5998 Alcala Park, SD, CA 92110
Movie and lecture by filmmaker Isaac Artenstein and his work: Break of Dawn. Break of Dawn depicts the story of Los Angeles musician, radio personality and activist Pedro J. Gonzalez and his deportation for speaking out against the mass deportations of Mexicans in the 1930's. Introduction by SD Mesa College Chicano Studies chair Mike Ornelas.

Spoken Migrations
Friday, February 6, 2009 7pm FREE
SD Central Library Auditorium 820 E St., SD, CA 92101
Poetry and Spoken Word related to the experience of deportation and migration. Featuring: Francisco J. Bustos (San Diego), Olga Garcia Echeverria (Los Angeles), Ken10 (San Diego), Viet Mai (San Diego) and Amalia Ortiz (Los Angeles). MC’d by Cal A. Vera of the Red CalacArts Collective. A small collection of poetry and prose called Deportation Nation will be given away free to the first 150 Deportation Nation: Spoken Migrations attendees.

Musical Migrations
Saturday, February 7, 2009 - 8-10pm FREE
USD University Center 5998 Alcala Park, SD, CA 92110
Musical program featuring Los Alacranes, Quino and Son Sin Fronteras playing the songs of Pedro J. Gonzalez and others related to deportation, including a jam session with all musicians playing the Woody Guthrie classic Plane Wreck at Los Gatos (Deportee). MC’d by USD Ethnic Studies professor Jesse Mills.

Organized by USD Ethnic Studies, Calaca Press and the Red CalacArts Collective.

Sponsored by the Centro Cultural de la Raza, SD Central Library, USD AChA and USD MEChA.

Financial support provided by the USD Trans-Border Institute.

Deportation Nation graphic by Chikle.

For more info contact Brent E. Beltran: calacapress@cox.net or (619) 920-1713


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