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Friday, Jan 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Nuno Trunk Show
12:00 PM Gallery: Art of the Americas
6:00 PM Talk by Taner Akšam on Armenian Genocide
7:00 PM Music: German Lopez
7:00 PM Stage: Twelfth Night
8:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
8:00 PM Stage: Outside Mullingar
8:00 PM Stage: The Color of Light
Saturday, Jan 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 AM Stage: The Mousetrap
10:00 AM Nuno Trunk Show
10:30 AM Tangines & Couscous: A History
12:00 PM DIY Kimchi Workshop
12:00 PM CRY Color the Sky Kite Festival
2:00 PM Talk: Sheldon Lou, Conemporary Chinese Economic and Political Landscapes.
2:00 PM Stage: Building the Wall
2:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
3:00 PM Stage: The Last Wife
5:30 PM Fusion Persian/Indian Benefit Concert
6:00 PM Museum Exhibition: The Language of Things
6:00 PM Comhaltas Open House
6:30 PM Camarada's Villa-Lobos And Friends Remix
7:00 PM Los Angeles Balalaika Orchestra
7:00 PM Stage: Twelfth Night
8:00 PM Stage: Outside Mullingar
8:00 PM Stage: Building the Wall
8:00 PM Music: Places in Time
8:00 PM Stage: The Last Wife
8:00 PM Stage: Pygmalion
8:00 PM Stage: Smoke on the Mountain
8:00 PM Stage: The Color of Light
8:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
Sunday, Jan 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 AM Stage: Around the World in Eighty Days
2:00 PM Stage: Outside Mullingar
2:00 PM Enfrascada Free Reading
2:00 PM Music: Places in Time
2:00 PM Stage: The Last Wife
2:00 PM Stage: Sound of Music
2:00 PM Indian Cultural Art Showcase
6:00 PM Django Jazz Fest
6:30 PM Stage: Hamilton
7:00 PM Stage: The Last Wife
Monday, Jan 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Film: Nothing Truer than Truth
Tuesday, Jan 23
7:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
7:30 PM Pictographic Clues on the Cultural Landscape
Wednesday, Jan 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Smoke on the Mountain
6:00 PM Talk: China in the Wake of the Party Conference
7:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
7:30 PM Stage: The Last Wife
7:30 PM Stage: Smoke on the Mountain
Thursday, Jan 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
7:30 PM Film: In Guerra Per Amore
7:30 PM Stage: The Last Wife
7:30 PM Stage: Smoke on the Mountain
7:30 PM Music: Percussion Lovefest
8:00 PM Stage: The Color of Light
Friday, Jan 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 AM Stage: The Mousetrap
8:00 PM Stage: Outside Mullingar
8:00 PM Stage: The Last Wife
8:00 PM Stage: Pygmalion
8:00 PM Stage: Smoke on the Mountain
8:00 PM Stage: The Color of Light
8:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
Saturday, Jan 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 AM Stage: The Mousetrap
2:00 PM Film: Finding Samuel Lowe
2:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
3:00 PM Stage: The Last Wife
4:00 PM Stage: Smoke on the Mountain
7:30 PM Music: Daruish
7:30 PM Building Puppets in Prague
8:00 PM Stage: Outside Mullingar
8:00 PM Stage: The Last Wife
8:00 PM Stage: Pygmalion
8:00 PM Stage: Building the Wall
8:00 PM Stage: Smoke on the Mountain
8:00 PM Stage: The Color of Light
8:00 PM Stage: Les MisÚrables
8:00 PM Stage: Hamilton
10:00 PM Stage: Maria De Buenos Aires
Sunday, Jan 28
12:00 AM Stage: Around the World in Eighty Days
1:00 PM Stage Hamilton
1:00 PM Stage: Les MisÚrables
1:30 PM Discussion: The Butterfly Project
2:00 PM Stage: Outside Mullingar
2:00 PM Stage: The Last Wife
2:00 PM Music: Farofa
2:00 PM Jimmy and Enrique
2:00 PM House of India Lawn Program
2:00 PM Stage: Pygmalion
2:00 PM Stage: The Mousetrap
2:00 PM Stage: Building the Wall
2:00 PM Stage: Smoke on the Mountain
2:00 PM Stage: Around the World in Eighty Days
4:30 PM Stage: Les MisÚrables
5:00 PM Tibetan Bowl Concert & Book Launch
6:30 PM Music: Pepe Aguilar
7:00 PM Stage: The Last Wife
7:00 PM Stage: Around the World in Eighty Days
Monday, Jan 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Jan 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Jan 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: The Last Wife
Thursday, Feb 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: The Last Wife
8:00 PM Stage: The Color of Light
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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Local resident Mario Solis, who came to be known as the Paul Revere of Barrio Logan, went door to door to spread the word about the unfolding events that threatened the prospects for a park. He spoke out at a Chicano Studies class at City College and was able to recruit students to help reclaim the land. Throughout the day, as many as 150 angry residents and local activists gathered at site to confront the bulldozers. Several residents formed a human chain around the bulldozers. Others began planting flowers and cacti. The Chicano Park Steering Committee was formed to promote the cause of building their community park. In the evening, Councilman Leon Williams, who enjoyed wide support from the African-American and Latino communities and was the first black person to sit on the city council, held a meeting at the Barrio Logan community center. Other officials in attendance were Jacob Dekema, district manager for the Division of Highways, D. T. Donaldson, the supervising inspector of the highway patrol, Captain Vincent J. Her, and Lt. Larry Watching of the highway patrol, Pauline Des Granges, city director of parks and recreation, and Clinton McKinnon of the San Diego Urban Coalition. At the meeting, officials were told that the demonstration would continue until a compromise was negotiated. Jose Gomez, vice-president of San Diego City College and spokesman for the new Steering Committee, informed them that "the only way to take that park away is to wade through our blood." Artist Salvador Torres offered his vision of turning the bridge pylons into works of art reflecting Mexican-American culture.

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During the occupation, women prepared meals for the demonstrators. Others came in from as far away as Los Angeles and Santa Barbara to support the cause. More trees, cacti, and flowers were planted. After twelve days, San Diego's assistant city manager Meno Wilhelms announced that an agreement with the state had been reached. The city finally agreed to search for another location for the parking lot, as long the residents called off their occupation. Two months later, after much debate between the city and the state, the land was allotted for Chicano Park.
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