Campus Events

Calendar of Events

March 2013

Student Health Services and Black Studies Department presents:

Mastering Excellence Workshop Series: Part I:

Mastering Positive Self Identity

Saturday, March  9th  2013

10am – 1pm

Mesa College: (G104/105) Lunch provided by Carmen's Mexican Restaurant


“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.


Black Studies Presents:

Dr. Bertice Berry - Black Health A Year to Wellness

Black Studies Department

February 2012 (date and time TBA)

International Education Week

Languages Dept & Intl Ed. Committee

Multiple Events

Nov. 14-17, 2011

Chicano Studies Department Presents: Chicano Film Series (date and time TBA)

Languages Department Presents: Flamenco Dance Showcase (date and time TBA)

No Events Scheduled at this time.




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


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


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



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



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

Tents of Tolerance

April 4-5 10-2:00 p.m.

Festival of Colors ASG Stage

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

ASG Cultural Awareness Event.

Sponsored by Associated Student Government

Thursday, Dec 2 from 11:00-2:00

Location: Stage area in front of H500.

"Lucha & Libertad"

Three one act plays and poetry written and performed in Spanish by Advanced Language Students of San Diego Mesa College will be showcased one night only. The plays feature a story about immigration, another on kidnapping, and a contemporary retelling of the classic "Three Little Pigs" fairytale.

* Venue: Apolliad Theatre

* Box Office: 619-388-2621

* One Night Only!

* Friday, December 10, 2010 7:30pm

* $5 admission is requested to aid continuing funding of the program.


Thursday, November 11th, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Room: G101

A woman's haunting visions reveal a Catholic priests sinister plot to silence her mother from speaking the

truth about the atrocities that occurred at a Native American boarding school. A contemporary drama of

suspense, Older Than America delves into the lasting impact of the cultural genocide that occurred at Indian

boarding schools across the US and Canada. Learn more @ :


Tuesday, November 16 from 11:00-12:30 in H117/118

Edgar Hopida, the Public Relations Leader of the Council on American Islamic Relations will head a panel discussion to address the Islamaphobia epidemic that is plaguing the country. Edgar has been affiliated with Mesa College since 2007, as a member of the Student Health Services Cultural Advisory Council and has spoke to the campus during the 2009 Muslim Awareness Week" where he also presented on Islamaphobia.

Edgar and the panel will speak in order to re-educate the public after negative mainstream media blitzes attack Islam. Often these media slams result in hate crimes and acts of discrimination against our Muslim neighbors, faculty, staff, students and their families. The presentation assists the students, faculty and staff to understand the danger of reacting to these negative media images, while informing us of the reality of the spiritual path of Islam and the sacred meaning behind the customs of the religion.

In addition, the Muslim Student Association will have panelists that will answer questions with Edgar about their religion and feelings regarding their dress and customs. This portion of the discussion will allow students to become educated by the experts - people who live and practice Islam.

By dispelling mythology on our campus we educate to improve and empower diversity in a healthy academic discourse. Our students learn to question stereotypes and true knowledge is aquired to intellectually combat the mythology often created by the media.


Isaac Artenstein'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.

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

Featured Guest from Arizona: 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 or


October 14 - November 9, 2010 Reception: Thursday, October 14, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM, D101 and Gallery Courtyard Artists Panel Lecture following reception at 7:00 PM in G101

Mesa College Women's Union Club Breast Cancer Walk

The San Diego Mesa College Women's Student Union is participating in the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on October 17, 2010 in Balboa Park.


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


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" immediately 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