San Diego, November 27, 2015 - Join the efforts of Black Lives Matter San Diego as we mobilize for
Black Lives Matter, Not Black Friday
Gathering at 11:30am
Hall Of Justice, 330 W Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
Press Conference at 12pm noon
March after the press conference
Cheap Deals do NOT matter, Black Lives Matter
Iconic ballerina Misty Copeland made history when she became the first African-American woman to be named principal dancer of the legendary American Ballet Theater. Get the incredible, behind-the-scenes story of how she overcame a tumultuous upbringing and near career-ending injuries to become one of the most revered dancers of her generation. More than just a ballet success story, Copeland’s journey is a hugely inspirational, universal tale of perseverance.
Friday, October 30: 1:00, 5:00
Saturday, October 31: 11:00am, 3:00, 5:00
Sunday, November 1: 11:00am
Monday, November 2: 3:00
White Activists Against Racial Violence Organize International Campaign, Pledge Reparations to the Black Community
What: Days in Solidarity with African People
When: October 5, 2015
Where: World Beat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
Contact: 619-252-1921, firstname.lastname@example.org
The San Diego branch of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement will host a special event and reparations fundraiser on October 5th at 6:00 pm at the World Beat Cultural Center for the national "Days in Solidarity with African People” campaign. Events are also being held across the U.S.
As part of the 50th anniversary of the Delano Grape Strike recognition in San Diego, on Saturday, September 19 the Silayan Filipina National Organization hosted a screening of the half hour documentary The Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers. The event, held in the nearly full 350 seat auditorium at the central library, featured a Q&A with filmmaker Marissa Aroy and special guest Rob Bonta, the first Filipino to hold office in the California Legislature.
Synopsis: THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION is the first feature length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails.
Friday, September 25: 2:30
Saturday, September 26: 4:30
Sunday, September 27: No Showtime
Monday, September 28: 7:00
Tuesday, September 29: 2:30
Wednesday, September 30: 7:00
Thursday, October 1: 4:30
The San Diego Branch of the NAACP, along with other organizations and individuals concerned about equal rights, will be marching from San Diego City Hall (202 C Street) to the County Administration Building (1600 Pacific Highway).
This event is in solidarity with the final stop of America’s Journey for Justice.
America's Journey for Justice, an 860 mile march through five states in the Eastern United States, which started on 1 August 2015 in Selma, Alabama and will conclude in Washington D.C. on 16 September 2015 (see http://www.naacp.org/ajfj).
Jewish Voice for Peace-San Diego and Karama will co-sponsor a free public screening of the documentary film Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People at the La Jolla Public Library, 7555 Draper Ave on Sunday, September 20th at 1:30 PM. The film is produced by Media Education Foundation and is based upon Dr. Jack Shaheen’s book of the same title, and features the author in interviews.
On August 10, Dennis Childs (Professor of Literature, UCSD) spoke about the history and significance of Malcolm X at the San Diego Central Library History Talk for the 50th anniversary of the Autobiography of Malcolm X. A collaboration between Malcolm X and Alex Haley, the book tells the story of the life of human rights activist Malcolm X through a series of interviews that took place between 1963 and his assassination in 1965.
"Something about Malcolm that doesn't often get elucidated - that is his humor, his humerous tone. What kept people rivted for 4 and 5 hours on 7th Avenue and Lenox in Harlem? What kept them riveted? Now the establishment, the media establishment during that time would have had you thought that what kept them riveted was some sort of pseudo-scientific hatred of white people, which is just preposterous. Because what he often talked about was that there was a system, a structure of terror, that made it so, with the attrocities of slavery and neoslavery and Jim Crow apartheid, that something like a healing was taking place in those moments when he was speaking in front of Oscar Micheaux's bookstore on that corner, there was something like a healing involved. And being told by someone who they trusted, who was of them, of their community, that their life meant something. In other words, the Black Lives Matter movement is something that owes part of its lineage to the movements Malcolm X was a part of, either central or tangential to."
Please come out and join San Diego Indymedia for our monthly event - a film screening and discussion @ the Metate Infoshop on Friday, August 21, 700pm.
We will be showing Gringo in Mañanaland, a film by DeeDee Hallack that explores the strained relations that Latin America has with the United States. Halleck says at the beginning that the images of Latin America she saw in Hollywood films didn't match the reality she knew growing up in Cuba. She then uses footage of old Hollywood films, newsreels and corporate advertising films to show that, even in the early 20th century, these problematic relations between Latin America and the US were well known to Americans, even if they didn't want to recognize them.
The film will be followed by a discussion of the role of media in perpetuating racism. Additionally, there will be SNAX! drinks! STORYTELLING! media-making!
Friday, August 21, 700pm
Harvey Milk Street between Centre and Normal
Look for the red lights – can't miss it!