Rosa Parks Transit Center 2011 Activities

Mesa College will celebrate the life and legacy of Rosa Parks on Thursday, February 3, 2011, at the Rosa Parks Transit Center (her birthday is February 4th). Please return to see a list of activities.

Rosa Parks Transit Center -- Unveiling and Dedication



10 AM Thursday, February 25, 2010

Location: East Gateway entrance to Mesa College; corner of Mesa College Drive and Mesa College Circle

Remarks, Refreshments, Music & Entertainment


“Ride on King Jesus” San Diego Mesa College Vocal Ensemble, directed by Richard Chagnon

Welcome: Rita M. Cepeda, Ed.D., President, San Diego Mesa College


Rich Grosch, President. Board of Trustees, SDCCD

Constance M. Carroll, Ph.D., Chancellor, SDCCD

David Umstot, Vice Chancellor, Facilities Management, SDCCD

Paul Jablonski, CEO, San Diego Metropolitan Transit District

Elizabeth Hamilton, Rosa Parks Institute for Human Rights and Self Development (San Diego-Mexico Branch)

Miguel Murillo, Student

Eniola Jose, Student Poet

Closing Remarks, Rita Cepeda

“Rosa Sat” Performed by: San Diego Mesa College Vocal Ensemble

Rosa Parks Memorial Project Community Forum

Community Forum Previewed Plans for Rosa Parks Memorial Project at Mesa College

Community Forum: 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2009. Joe and Vi Jacobs Center, Community Room, Market Creek Plaza, 404 Euclid Ave., San Diego, near the corner of Market Street and Euclid.

A community forum was conducted to preview of plans a memorial honoring civil rights activist Rosa Parks being built at San Diego Mesa College in Kearny Mesa. The memorial will include an MTS transit stop and surrounds at the new east gateway entrance to Mesa College. The forum was held Wednesday, April 15, 2009, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Joe & Vi Jacobs Community Center, Market Creek Plaza, 404 Euclid Avenue. Speakers included Constance M. Carroll, Chancellor, San Diego Community College District; Dr. Rita M. Cepeda, President, Mesa College; Elizabeth Hamilton, Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development. Presentations were made by the designers of the memorial project, public artists Nina Karavasiles and Mario Lara, and diversity expert Dr. Gerda Govine-Ituarte, Ed.D.