Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Electricidad opens next week!




Get your tickets in advance by going to our Eventbrite site. Performances are Sept. 29, 30, Oct. 6 and  7 at 8:00 and Oct. 1 and 8 at 2:00.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Electricidad opening is around the corner!

Here are some photos from rehearsals.

Below is Lizette Hernandez, who plays Electricidad.  

Andrew Pacheco, Stage Manager



And here's fight choreographer George Ye working with the cast on all of the fights ... and there are a bunch!



 



Tickets are on sale now: visit our Eventbrite site and get yours today! (+ small handling fee).

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Electricidad cast and crew

Top row: Natalia Maggio, Estefania de la Torre, Roberto Castillo, Omar Ramos (with his new haircut!), Martha Lopez, Lizette Hernandez. Bottom row: Jessica Bravo, Andrew Pacheo, Stephane Robles, Roxanna Camargo, and Ana Karen Ibarra.


And here they are, giving their best bad-ass cholo looks to get in the spirit of the play. Are you intimidated? You should be!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Putting a face on it

Here is a link to a San Diego Union-Tribune story about Ignacio Hernandez, who happens to be the president of City College's Associated Student Government: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/immigration/sd-me-daca-ignacio-20170908-story.html.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

More DACA information


DACA--take action!

One more thing which might make you feel a little less hopeless:


  1. Call your Representatives and Senators. Dial the Capitol switchboard, ask for your Rep., and tell him or her to make DACA permanent: 202-224-3121.
  2. Tweet your elected officials--it seriously does make a difference. There's a list of every member of Congress' handle here--tag them and use the hashtag #DefendDACA: https://twitter.com/cspan/lists/members-of-congress/members.

DACA/Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

The Drama Dept. (Katie Rodda, at least) is sick about 45's reversal of DACA. For those of you who may be affected by this rash, xenophobic decision, rest assured that the San Diego Community College District will do everything in its power to protect our DACA students.

If you would like to speak to an attorney, here is how to get a free consultation:

Receive a FREE Confidential Consultation from a Trusted, Qualified Immigration Attorney!
Immigration Attorneys will offer free assessments for different forms of immigration relief, including: VAWA, UVisa, DACA, citizenship, and more.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
San Diego City College, MS-140
1313 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA, 92101
Light refreshments will be provided.

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
Availability will be limited for those without an appointment and will be served through a first come, first serve basis from 2 - 4:30pm.

For more information and to make your appointment, call:
619.363.3423 or email info@readynowsandiego.org

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If you are feeling scared or overwhelmed by this decision, you're encouraged to take advantage of the excellent City College Mental Health Services office, located in BT-105.

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Below is a message from the Chancellor and the Presidents of the San Diego Community College District:

September 5, 2017


Dear DACA Students, All Students, Colleagues, and Friends:

The San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) is deeply committed to the inclusion of all people, regardless of their race, ethnicity, heritage, national origin, immigration status, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, medical condition, or disability.  We believe that America is a great and compassionate country and that our students and employees should be fully supported in that context.

One program in particular epitomizes our values of access and success for all students.  This very special program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), has provided support to young people who were brought to this country as children, not under their own volition.  It was established via executive order by the previous presidential administration to provide a fair and practical way for these young people to be treated.  Most of these young people have only known the United States of America as their home and they have prospered in the many endeavors they have pursued in our great educational systems, including schools, community colleges, and universities.  In our District, City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges, and Continuing Education enroll DACA students and are proud of them.

This morning, the President of the United States ordered the elimination of the DACA program, announcing that the administration will “initiate a wind down process,” thereby creating “a time period for Congress to act – should it so choose.”  We have heard that this will be a period of six months, but we need to confirm that, as well as the process Congress will follow.  We will do whatever we can to restore this important program.  Up-to-date information will be posted for students and employees, as we receive it, at https://www.sdccd.edu/.

DACA students are called “Dreamers” in view of their relationship to the DREAM Act, proposed legislation that would codify the provisions of the executive order that established DACA. These Dreamers are among the best students in the District and they have bright futures ahead of them.  We want our DACA students, the Dreamers, to know that the SDCCD will do everything in its power to help them during this difficult time.  Here are some of the things that DACA students can look forward to:

·         We will schedule legal workshops at the campuses as soon as possible so that DACA students can learn about their rights and seek legal protection.
·         We will use the “wind down” period toward the effective start of the elimination process to advocate strongly to the members of Congress to pass the DREAM Act and put in place a replacement program for DACA, with as many of the same provisions as possible. We will begin our advocacy immediately.
·         We will encourage our local legislators and community leaders to lend their support to this effort as well.
We want all students and our community to know that the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, the College and Continuing Education Presidents, and faculty and staff of the San Diego Community College District stand behind the overall policies and procedures we have adopted for all of our students during these difficult times.  Let me refresh our memory of what we stand to do:
We remind everyone that the Constitution applies to everyone within the United States, no matter their citizenship or visa status.  Certain rights, like the right to remain silent and not answer questions asked by police or immigration authorities, apply to everyone.
As a public institution of higher education, we work diligently to ensure that all students have full access to our institutions and are protected from pressures and intrusive actions that would disrupt or impair their education.  The District complies with all Federal and State laws governing the privacy of student records including the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), as well as AB 540 and the California DREAM Act which exempt undocumented and out-of-state students who completed high school in California from non-resident tuition.  For more information about the California DREAM Act, visit: https://dream.csac.ca.gov/.
As part of our compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations, we want you to know that the District:
·         Will not allow federal immigration officials on campus absent legal authority;
·         Will not act on behalf of federal agencies to enforce immigration laws or aid in deportation;
·         Does not share student records containing confidential information without written consent; a court order or other legal mandate; and
·         Our college police will not participate in any voluntary program of immigration enforcement.
We remain deeply committed to all of our students and will do everything we can to ensure their success and safety. This is a troubling period in our history and we will do everything in our power to win back the values and ideals that made our country a beacon of hope and opportunity for the entire world.



Constance M. Carroll, Ph.D., Chancellor, San Diego Community College District
Ricky Shabazz, Ed.D., President, San Diego City College
Pam Luster, Ed.D., President, San Diego Mesa College
Patricia Hsieh, Ed.D., President, San Diego Miramar College
Carlos O. Turner Cortez, Ph.D., President San Diego Continuing Education

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Please know that City College is a safe place. We will fight this!

RESIST!!!