Programs

Spring 2014 Events

CULTURAL AWARENESS WEEK:

** Unless noted all events will take place in the Promenade near Math+Science Complex and G building.
 
Monday 4/7
12:00- 12:30 Performance/Lesson: Mesa College Swing Dancers (Prof. Nancy Boskin-Mullen/Dance) 
12:45-2:10 Performance: “The Art of Soul Cypher” Kedrick Dial Spoken Word (Prof. Thekima Mayasa/Black Studies)
2:15 - 3:15 Panel Discussion: Celebrating Civility • G101 (ASG)
2:00 - 2:45 Performance:  Hawaiian Dance
NEW! 4:30 - 5:30 Gay/Straight Alliance Panel Discussion H117/118 (Prof. Katie Holton/Communications)
 
Tuesday 4/8
11:00-1:35 Film: "Volver" • H117/118 (Prof. Hannah Padilla/ Spanish)
12:45-2:10 Lecture/Performance: Bernard “Yiraba” Thomas” “Discovering the Logarithms of the Djimbe - A Historiography” (Prof. Thekima Mayasa/Black Studies) 
                                    
Wednesday 4/9
11:10-12:35 Demonstration: 'Telling Our Story: The legacy of African American Quilting" (Prof. Thekima Mayasa/Black Studies)
11:30 - 1:30 PTK Panel Discussion: Crimean Conflict * H117
12:00 - 12:30 Docent Tour: Mesa College African Art Collection - 1st Floor Glass Gallery LRC (Prof. Denise Rogers/Fine Art)
2:30-3:00 Performance: Brazilian Drumming Ensemble (Prof. N. Scott Robinson/Music)
7:00-9:00 p.m. Demonstration: 'Telling Our Story: The legacy of African American Quilting" (Prof. Thekima Mayasa/Black Studies) H117/118
 
Thursday 4/10
10:30 - 12:00 Performance: Fashions of the World (Profs. Susan Lazear/Fashion, Judy Sundayo/Counseling, & Jackie Szitta/EOPS)
12:00 - 12:30 Performance: White Dragon Dance
12:45 - 1:00 Performance:  Mesa College Vocal Ensemble with President Luster "HAPPY 50th ANNIVERSARY MESA COLLEGE" (Richard Chagnon/Music)
1:00 - 1:30 Performance: Danza Azteca
1:30 - 2:00 Performance: West African Dance and Drumming 
2:00 - 2:45 Performance: Mesa College Jazz Ensemble (James Romeo/Music)
3:00 - 3:30 Performance: Irish Dance
 
VENDORS WILL HAVE BOOTHS ALONG THE PATH BETWEEN THE M+S AND G BUILDINGS SELLING CRAFTS,  FOOD (4/8) AND ALSO PROVIDING INFORMATION ON VARIOUS PROGRAMS TO ENHANCE CULTURAL AWARENESS.
 
Sponsored by the Humanities Institute, Associated Student Government, Black Studies, Diversity Committee, International Education, and Phi Theta Kappa.

Spring 2013 Events

14th Annual Women’s History Month

Month of March 2013 – Events throughout campus

Second Annual Gracia Molina de Pick Feminist Lecture Series

Panel discussion on the Chicana activism in San Diego honoring Tommie Camarillo

Monday, March 11, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Room: H-117/118

 

10th Annual Languages Department Conference

Fri., April 12, 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., G101

Gustavo Arellano, ¡Ask a Mexican! and Taco USA

Book reading and discussion with author

Wed., April 17, 2013, H117/118. Time TBA

Greening Mesa 2012-13:

Engaging students in the social, political, and economic dimensions of environmental sustainability

Date and Time TBA

Developing Digital Curriculum in a Virtual World

Date and time TBA

Transfer Recognition Luncheon

Thu., May 2, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Cafeteria Quad

Simulations in Education, by Huzefa Neemuchwala,

Fri., May 3, G-101, time TBA

 

STAR Awards

Recognizing Mesa’s Outstanding Athletes

Thu., May 9, 12:45 – 2 p.m., Mesa Gym

“O’ Hawai’i: Visions of the Ancient and New”

Performance of Hawaiian dance by a dance ensemble

September 24, 6:00 - 6:45 p.m . Mesa College Art Gallery

Innovative, powerful, and engaging, the dance company of Halau Hula `O Malulani offers “O’ Hawai`i: Visions of the Ancient and New,” a rare look into hula kahiko (ancient forms) and hula `auana (modern forms). The ensemble performs authentic chants and dances of Hawai`i, providing the experience of hula as a living art form, while retaining its relevancy in the 21st century. The performance is in striking contrast to much of what has been popularized as Hawaiian, offering instead, the simplicity, natural dignity, and diversity of Hawai`i itself—a culture that extends far beyond the boundaries of race and geographical location.

San Diego Mesa College African American/Latino Male Leadership Summit

Spring 2012

13th Annual Women's History Month

Women’s Studies Committee

(Multiple Events)

March 2012

How American are You? An exploration into understanding how gender, ethnicity, and cultural socialization influence perceptions of self.

San Diego Mesa College Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 G-101

9th Annual Languages Department Conference

Languages Department

Mesa College, H117, April 6, 2012

2012 Student Athlete Award Recognition (STAR) Ceremony

Counseling

May 3, 2012 in Mesa’s gymnasium

Festival of Colors

Associated Students Quad

April 16-19

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration

May 2012

The Mesa College Chicano Film Series

Chicano Studies Department

October or November, 2010

The Chicano/Latino Heritage Events

Chicano Studies Committee

Multiple Events

Fall 2011 - Spring 2012

Greening Mesa: Engaging students in the social, political, and economic dimensions of environmental sustainability

Biology Department

Fall 2011 and Spring 2012

Flamenco Dance Showcase

Spanish, Languages Department

October, 2011

International Education Week

Languages Dept & Intl Ed. Committee

Multiple Events

Nov. 14-17, 2011

Mesa Visions, Mesa College’s Art and Literary Magazine

English Department

December 2011

FALL 2011 EVENTS

SPRING 2011 EVENTS

ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN CUULTURAL HERITAGE CELEBRATION

 

CAMBODIAN FOLK DANCE

Mon May 2 12 - 12:30 p.m.

WORKSHOP ON CHINESE HISTORY IN SAN DIEGO

Tuesday May 3 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

STRESS-REDUCING TAI CHI WORKSHOP

Wed. May 4, 12:30-1:30 p.m. H117/118

SPECIAL SHORT FILM PROGRAM

Wed. May 4, 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. G101

TRADITIONAL CHINESE MUSIC

Thurs. May 5, 3-4:00 p.m., G101

TENTS OF TOLERANCE

April 4-5

8th ANNUAL LANGUAGES CONFERENCE

April 8th

FESTIVAL OF COLORS

APril 14-16

Women's History Month Events

1. On going student art exhibit on the second floor of the LRC

2.Social Sciences Occasional Lecture – 3/11, Friday - 12:00 to 2:00, G101, “The Multicultural Mystique: The Liberal Case Against Diversity” Professor H.B. Baber, USD,

3. “Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making us Sick?” – 3/14, Monday – 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., G101, Sandra Daley, M.D. UCSD, Vice Chancellor of Diversity

4.Film “Vagina Monologue” – 3/16 Wednesday - 2:30 to 4:30, H117/118 Showing and Discussion Women's Union

5. “Writing from the Inside Out”: Expressive Writing Workshop - 3/21, Monday - 11:00 – 12:30 H119 , Elizabeth Novell

6. Performance/Readings “Women's Words” 3/24 – Thursday - 5:00 to 6:30 Apolliad Theatre Women Students Theater Drama Department

7. “Chicana Women in the Arts: Activism and Change” 3/29 – Tuesday - 2:30 to 4:00 G101, Teatro Chicana, Professors Rita Sanchez, Alessandra Moctezuma, and Felicitas

8. “Important Issues Facing 9/11 Women Veterans: An Update” – 3/28 – Monday - 2:30 to 4:00 G101, Professor Angela Oberbauer

9.“Chicana Women in the Arts: Activism and Change” 3/29 – Tuesday - 2:30 to 4:00 G101, Teatro Chicana, Professors Rita Sanchez, Alessandra Moctezuma, and Felicitas

10. “Lesbian and Transgender Faculty Perspective Panel” 3/30 – Wednesday - 2:30 to 4:00 G101, Professors Laura Mathis, Kris Clark, Katie Holton and Val Nesbit

Fall 2010 Events

FILM MAKER ISAAC ARTENSTEIN

Isaac Aretenstei's talk and film presentation will be on Nov. 1 at 2:35-5:30 in G-107 (Chicano Studies 190: Chicano Images in Film) and in H-117-118 at 6:30-9:30 pm (Chicano Studies 141a). Both talks will include a discussion of the filmmakers art, the films of Isaac Artenstein with a special focus on the latest project, The Sons of Guadalupe.

Isaac Artenstein studied painting and photography at UCLA, and film and video production at Cal Arts. He wrote and directed the feature film Break of Dawn (1990, historical drama), which premiered at Sundance and was later shown on Telemundo and the BBC. He produced the romantic comedy Love Always (1996) which aired on the Lifetime Channel, the thriller Bloody Proof (2000) for Univision, and the social satire A Day Without A Mexican (2004). Artenstein has also directed and/or produced a number of award-winning documentaries, including Diana Kennedy: Cuisines of Mexico (1981) and Ballad of an Unsung Hero (1983; about radio pioneer Pedro J. Gonzalez), as well as In the Name of the People (1985; about the civil war in El Salvador), narrated by Martin Sheen, and Border Brujo, an experimental video featuring performance artist Guillermo Gomez Pena. He has taught film production, writing and directing at the University of Southern California and the University of California San Diego, and was a founding member of the Border Arts Workshop in San Diego. His award-winning documentary Tijuana Jews premiered at the San Diego Latino Film Festival and KPBS. His most recent work includes Imagining Tijuana which aired simultaneously on KPBS and TV Sintesis in Baja. He's currently in production on Sons of Guadalupe and their Journey Home, a documentary based on the book by Michael Ornelas.

GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE: A STATE-OF-THE-SCIENCE UPDATE

Please join Scripps climate researcher, Dr. Alexander Gershunov, for a state-of-the-science update on global climate change. What methods do researchers use to investigate climate change? What evidence suggests that human beings are influencing Earth's climate on both global and regional scales? How reliable are science-based projections of future climate? Dr. Gershunov will address all of these issues and more. If you've ever wanted to get the straight scoop on global climate change from a practicing climate scientist, here's your chance!

When: Tuesday, November 2nd, 6-8 pm

Where: H117/118, Mesa College Campus

Global Climate Change: Implications and Projections for California

Given the reality of global climate change, what can we expect here in California in the coming decades? Will droughts become more frequent? Will human health be adversely influenced? How will water supply and availability be affected? In this regional follow-up to his first lecture, Dr. Gershunov will share his latest research findings on these and other topics. When: Tuesday, November 9th, 6-8 pm

Where: H117/118, Mesa College Campus

San Diego Ethnic Studies Consortium Presents the 1st Annual Ethnic Studies Conference "Honoring San Diego Communities & Building Our Future."

Featured Guest from Airzona: Augustine Romero, Director of Student Equity, Tucson Unified School District and Sean Arce, Director of Mexican-American Studies, Tucson Unified School District.

Friday October 1, 5pm-9pm and Saturday October 2, 8:30am-5:30 pm, Room G101. Faculty - $10, Students/Community- $5 (no one turned away for lack of funds) Registration Information or email sdethnicstudies@gmail.com or sdethnicstudies@wordpress.com.

“MEChA Mural Project 1978-1979 panel”

Date: Monday, October 25, 2010, Time: 11:10am to 12:45pm, Room: H-117/118 at San Diego Mesa College

GUERRILLA GIRLS PERFORMANCE

San Diego Mesa College Art Department and Humanities Institute is pleased to present an evening performance/workshop with founding members, “Kathe Kollwitz” and “Frida Kahlo” of the Guerrilla Girls, whose members assume the identities of dead female artists as pseudonyms to maintain anonymity. The Guerrilla Girls have produced posters, stickers, books, printed projects, and actions that expose sexism and racism in politics, the art world, film and the culture at large. They use humor to convey information, provoke discussion, and show that feminists can be funny. The members wear gorilla masks to focus on issues rather than on their personalities. Declaring themselves the conscience of culture, they have become the feminist counterparts to the mostly male tradition of anonymous do-gooders like Robin Hood, Batman, and the Lone Ranger. An evening spent with the Guerrilla Girls has become mainstream essential to understanding the next phase of feminist art history.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. room G101 $10 students;$15 non-students

TO RESERVE TICKETS CONTACT: Denise Rogers derogers@sdccd.edu

Constitution Day Special Presentation with SDCCD Chancellor Constance Carroll and Congressman Bob Filer.

Chancellor Carroll will open Constitution Day events with a talk on "The Significance of Constitution Day" Following Congressman Bob Filner will present "Arizona's SB 1070, The US Constitution & Human Rights" a discussion on Arizaona's new state law regarding undocumented residents, their children, and its intersection with the 14th Amendment's defnitiion of citizenship. The talk will include a discussion on federalism, a constitutional principle for government in the U.S..

Friday September 17 12:00 to 2:00 room G101.

San Diego Asian Film Festvial Preview

Asian and Pacific Studies Committee Presents a preview of films from the San Diego Asian Film Festival

Wednesday, September 22, 12:45-2:15 room G101, FLEX#59855