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Wednesday, May 24
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Thursday, May 25
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9:30 AM Talk: Trade Routes and the Evolving Geopolitics of the Middle East
5:00 PM Talk: China's Ideological Spectrum
7:00 PM Music: Celtic Women Voices of Angels
7:30 PM Makaha Sons and Keikilani & Leo Lindsey
Friday, May 26
All Day Conference: Housing Across Borders - Mexican and U.S. Housing in Perspective
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6:00 PM Lebanese Food Festival
6:30 PM Modern Japan Concert Series
8:30 PM Music: Park Junghyun (Lena Park)
Saturday, May 27
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11:00 AM Lebanese Food Festival
12:30 PM Street Food Tour
2:00 PM French Culture Lecture Series & Kids Storytime
2:00 PM Ethiopian Experience: Feast + Cultural Journey
7:30 PM Music: Park Junghyun (Lena Park)
8:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
Sunday, May 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM ANNUAL ETHNIC FOOD FAIR
11:00 AM Lebanese Food Festival
2:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
2:00 PM Jimmy & Enrique
2:00 PM Antonio F. Vianna: Far from Ordinary
4:00 PM Street Food Tour
Monday, May 29
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Tuesday, May 30
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Wednesday, May 31
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Thursday, Jun 1
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7:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
Friday, Jun 2
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8:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
Saturday, Jun 3
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12:00 PM Music: CWM Summer Series, Caribbean Inspiration
8:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
Sunday, Jun 4
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2:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
Monday, Jun 5
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Tuesday, Jun 6
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San Diego's Chicano Park
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If you've never visited San Diego's Chicano Park, you might imagine that it is just another typical park: grass and trees, playgrounds and picnic tables, weekend gatherings of families and friends. However, unlike other parks, Chicano Park is steeped in a profound sociopolitical history of Chicano life in our city.

By Jordan Tresham and Tom Johnston-O'Neill
Photos by Shimona Carvalho


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Distressed that their once charming neighborhood had been carved up and industrialized, some Barrio Logan neighborhood activists searched for ways to recover and revitalize a sense of community. An idea that gained ardent local support was to create a community park, and even before the completion of the Coronado Bridge, representatives of the community requested from the City Council the permission and resources to build a park. In mid-1969, the land that was proposed for the park was leased to the city by the state and, later in that same year, a new state law was enacted that allowed areas near freeways to be used for community recreation. At the end of the year the city acquiesced to the demands to build a park. However, when bulldozers appeared on April 22nd, 1970, residents were shocked to learn that the land was not being cleared for the construction of a park, but instead for the building of a large parking lot for State Police vehicles. Residents were also informed that the modest brick building on the site that they had hoped to use for a community center was instead to be converted for a State Police station. Believing that the city had broken their promise to build a park, many residents decided it was time to take immediate and forceful action to save the land for a park and prevent further damage and insult to their community.
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