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Chicano Park Vive Book

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H E A L I N G , E D U C A T I N G , A N D L E A D I N GChicano Park Steering Committee, Turning Wheel Project, ChicanoPark Museum and Cultural Center, and The San Diego FoundationArt by Jessica Petrikowski & Cesar Castaneda

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 COMUNIDAD Collaborating Organizations 3 CHICANO PARK VIVE Summary and recap of the summer events 5 7 8 50 51 PHOTO ALBUM OPEN HOUSE Photo album 56 LOWRIDERS Photo album EVENTOS Summary and official flyer of each Chicano Park Vive event 64 DANZA AZTECACHICHIMECA Photo album CHICANO PARK SCHOLARSHIP CHICANO PARK SCHOLARSHIP Recipients and their scholarship submission 20 LAPTOP RECIPIENTS 26 HONORABLE MENTIONS 72 ANASTASIO PRESENTE Photo album 78 M SICA Photo album 88 REFLECTION GRATITUDE Words from the youth 35 CHICANO PARK SCHOLARSHIP PARTICIPANTS 89 THANK YOU Click to go this page Click to go this page Click to go this page Click to go this page Click to go this page Click to go this page Click to go this page Click to go this page Click to go this page Click to go this page Click to go this page Click to go this page Click to go this page

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The CPSC is a grassroots organizationthat is composed of individuals whovolunteer their time and energy toensure that the original stated goals ofthe development and expansion ofChicano Park "all the way to the bay"are never forgotten or abandoned.When we established ourselves in Aprilof 1970 the CPSC's stated objectivewas, "To oversee (on behalf of thecommunity) the continuingdevelopment and expansion of theChicano Park and to insure that thepark would be developed in aChicano/Mexicano/Indigenous style.Chicano Park SteeringCommitteeTurning Wheel is a Mobile Classroom that will teach and servethe local community. It is designed as both a classroom andcreative space where history and culture come alive through thetelling and presentation of community story and history. We drawfrom the arts, literature, poetry, music, oral history, and thesciences to make knowledge relevant to the lives of thecommunity it serves. The Turning Wheel Project is a partnershipbetween the Chicano Park Steering Committee, the Chicano ParkMuseum and Cultural Center and the University of San Diegowhere it is housed in the Department of Ethnic Studies. TurningWheel is part of the University of San Diego's Strategic Initiativewith support from the Mulvaney Center for Community,Awareness and Social Action. The Turning Wheel Advisory Boardis composed of faculty, staff, students and community leaders andactivists. Consult our website for additional information.Turning Wheel Project1 Click here to visit website Click here to visit website

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Latina/o, and Indigenous culture and history. We also host a varietyof fun educational classes and activities for the public involving awide range of arts, literature, science and history.Chicano Park Museumand Cultural CenterWe adhere to a deeply ethical approach to philanthropy, onethat holds ourselves accountable to being a trustworthypartner and to approaching our work with humility andrespect for the expertise of the communities we serve andof the government, nonprofit, business sectors andindividuals with whom we collaborate.We will be open-minded, learn constantly, listen carefully todifferent experiences and different perspectives, buildstrong and diverse coalitions, support communityengagement and engage in shared decision-making.We are ready to partner with you to make an impact on ourcommunities’ most pressing needs.The San Diego Foundation inspires enduring philanthropy andenables community solutions to improve the quality of life inour region. Guiding Principles:The San DiegoFoundation“BY PRESERVING A HISTORY OFSTRUGGLE, WE WILL EDUCATEAND EMPOWER INDIVIDUALS TOBECOME AGENTS OF CHANGE INTHEIR OWN COMMUNITIES.”The Chicano Park Museum andCultural Center is open foreveryone to enjoy. It is a spacewhere people can communicateopenly, create diverserelationships, and take pride intheir communities. Through ourexhibitions, we educateindividuals about Chicana/o, 2 Click here to visit website Click here to visit website

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The Chicano Park Steering Committee, Chicano ParkMuseum and Cultural Center, Turning Wheel Project,and The San Diego Foundation collaborated togetherin effort to honor the community of Logan Heights bybringing back events in Chicano Park throughout thesummer of 2021. Flyer Art by Cesar Castaneda 3 Return to Table of Contents

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The "Chicano Park Vive!" events havecentered youth engagement throughart and crafting activities, lunchdistributions, art and history exhibits,free WIFI, back to school giveawaysand student scholarship programs andmore. Over the course of the summer,we have welcomed local communityorganizations such as Barrio LoganCollege Institute, San Diego Libros,Logan Heights Library, MundoGardens, Raza Services-Revolucionarios Aztlán, Party forSocialism and Liberation, Police TerrorSurvivors Fund, UMOJA, the BrownBerets National Organization- SanDiego Chapter, San Diego CityCollege, Murillo's Menu, Car Clubs-the Unique Ladies, Brown Image,Proud, City, Con Safos-, Aztlán SanDiego Bike Club, and more. In addition to local organizations,we collaborated with local artists suchas Jessica Petrikowski, Victor Ochoa,Chicano Art Gallery, Show Love,MexArte, Striveze, and more for ouryouth art activities. For sound and livemusic, we celebrated with DJMafondo, DJ Rambo, Betty Bangs, RedWarriors, Kumeyaay Bird Singers,Professor Pepe Villarino, Elena IzcalliMedina, Mariachi Victoria de SanDiego, Angel, DJ Rambo, Carnalismo,and Los Tios. The Barrio Bus, or TurningWheel Project, is a mobile classroomin which we were able to transforminto an Art and History Gallery/Exhibit thanks to community organizers-Jessica Petrikowski and ValerieJaimes. This space was filled withlocal artists' work that oftenhighlighted the event that wasbeing held, photos/archives fromthe Chicano Park takeover, videosof the completion of the AnastasioMural, and the youth's projects forthe Chicano Park Scholarship. Gracias to our entirecommunity for coming together asone as we re-introduced eventsand programming to Chicano Parkafter a break period due toCOVID-19. These events ultimatelyuplifted our community andhighlighted our resilience andpower. Our aim was to protectand honor our youth, families, andmembers of the community. VivaChicano Park!4

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June 26, 2021 On June 26th, we invited the community to"Chicano Park Vive! Healing, Educating, andLeading." Our 'Open House' re-welcomed thecommunity back into the park after a period ofless events and programming due to covid-19.The Open House kicked off our summer eventsat Chicano Park to honor our community withresources, youth engaging activities, wifi, music,and more. July 10, 2021Recognizing the resilience and unity thatour lowrider community has brought in SanDiego and the borderlands, we celebratedthese values in the sacred space ofChicano Park. Members from Car Clubssuch as the Unique Ladies, Brown Image,Proud, City, Con Safos, and youth-led bikeclub Aztlan San Diego Bike Club cametogether to showcase lowriders. July 18, 2021Danza has served as a vital source of strengthand unity for our community and continues tohonor our Indigenous roots and culture throughceremony. On Sunday July 18th, we lifted up thetraditional ceremony of Danza Azteca-Chichimeca and Danzantes at the Kiosko. Therewas a community participation circle, art andhistory exhibit, free fruit and agua frescas, andmore!5

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August 7, 2021¡ANASTASIO HERNÁNDEZ-ROJAS PRESENTE!In May of 2010, Father and Husband,Anastasio Hernández-Rojas, was beatento death by Border Patrol agents. Hislegacy continues to live on and impactour community in positive ways. OnAugust 7th we honored Anastasio and hisfamily by healing through art and buildinga loving and resilient space for our youthand families. There was a chalk workshopfacilitated by Victor Ochoa, art workshopsby local artists, youth activities, free lunchdistribution, and an art and historyexhibit. August 21, 2021To end our summer events at ChicanoPark on a lively note, we welcomedlocal musicians and artists to performlive music- Red Warriors, KumeyaayBird Singers, Professor Pepe Villarino,Elena Izcalli Medina, Mariachi Victoriade San Diego, Angel, DJ Rambo,Carnalismo, and Los Tios. In additionto performances at the kiosko, wedistributed 200 backpacks and schoolsupplies to youth and families, had anart and history exhibitm and a free fooddistribution. One of the highlights fromthe day was announcing our ChicanoPark Scholarship recipients andcelebrating our youth! Viva ChicanoPark! 6

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W e m u s t h o n o r , p r o t e c t , a n d u p l i f t t h e y o u t h o f o u rc o m m u n i t y . T h r o u g h t h i s s c h o l a r s h i p , w e a i m e d t od o s o b y c e n t e r i n g a n d l e a r n i n g f r o m y o u t h v o i c e s .W e r e c e i v e d s c h o l a r s h i p s u b m i s s i o n s r a n g i n g f r o mp o e t r y , a r t , s h o r t s t o r i e s , r a p s , m i n i l o w r i d e rm o d e l s , a n d p h o t o s . 7 Return to Table of Contents

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Raquel Guerra TenaPerla Alcazar Pulido,Tony Rodriguez,Wendy GuadalupeGonzalezGiovanna Pacheco,KeyonaMaeTonantzin Simmons,Matthew Yong 8

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MATTHEW YONG CHICANO PARK SCHOLARSHIP 2021 AWARD RECIPIENT GRADE 3 Please scan this QR code or visit https www youtube com watch v uUslMIaZjNU to view Matthew s Rap Scholarship Project Submission 19

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Abigail RamosMonica PulidoRaquel EsquiviasTre Desiderio Moroyoqui SimmonsZoe Ruiz20 Return to Table of Contents

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Amie HanbyDante T. AguilarEsther ServinGabriel RodriquezJasmin Guerra TenaNahomi SanchezSamuel Arturo VasquezValerie Ruiz26 Return to Table of Contents

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GABRIEL RODRIGUEZ HONORABLE MENTION WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT CHICANO PARK What I like about Chicano park is that my family can go and enjoy being in the community with others who are nice I told my friends that they have to come play and look at the murals my favorite is the skeleton heart and the one where it shows community not junk in Spanish I saw the bus with the cool museum inside and learned about history of the Aztec dancers What I liked the most was the murals all around the park and to see new and old paintings TELL US ABOUT YOUR PROJECT I made a collage of my times at Chicano park and the stuff we saw while giving free ice creams 30 We had tons of fun and want to be around our community with my family every weekend

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Angel Jesus Marquez PulidoAzul SanchezBriana Alcazar PulidoClark ShaferEstrella Pulido Guadalupe LucateroEvan ShaferJanique SalasJuana PulidoStephanie PulidoVictoria Guerrero35 Return to Table of Contents

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ABIGAIL RAMOSAMIE HANBYANGEL JESUS MARQUEZ PULIDOAZUL SANCHEZBRIANA ALCAZAR PULIDOCLARK SHAFERDANTE T. AGUILARESTHER SERVINESTRELLA PULIDO GUADALUPE LUCATEROEVAN SHAFERGABRIEL RODRIQUEZGIOVANNA PACHECOJANIQUE SALASJASMIN GUERRA TENAJUANA PULIDOKEYONAMAE TONANTZIN SIMMONS MATTHEW YONGMONICA PULIDONAHOMI SANCHEZPERLA ALCAZAR PULIDORAQUEL ESQUIVIAS RAQUEL GUERRA TENASAMUEL ARTURO VASQUEZSTEPHANIE PULIDOTONY RODRIGUEZTRE DESIDERIO MOROYOQUI SIMMONSVALERIE RUIZVICTORIA GUERRERO WENDY GUADALUPE GONZALEZZOE RUIZ 46

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I THAT AND IT S GREW UP DESCRIBE AZTEC A AT MY PEOPLE WELCOMING ESTHER SERVIN CHICANO CULTURE KEEP PARK THERE PEOPLE THEIR ARE ARE PAINTINGS ALWAYS TRADITIONAL THERE DANCES ALIVE COMMUNITY GRADE 12 71 Return to Table of Contents

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AUGUST 7 2021 ANASTASIO PRESENTE 72 PHOTOS BY VALERIE JAIMES AND MEX ARTE

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AUGUST 7 2021 ANASTASIO PRESENTE 72 PHOTOS BY VALERIE JAIMES AND MEX ARTE

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AUGUST 18 2021 M SICA 78 PHOTOS BY VELASQUEZ LILYANNA JAIMES VALERIE JAIMES RAYMOND

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WHAT PLACE AND TO PERSONALLY WHERE NOT FEEL WOULD VERY I THE ONLY CELEBRATE MY ARE AND HOSTED IS OUR ABOUT ROOTS THE AND TO PARK COME BUT WE LOVED CHICANO ACCEPTING BY CHICANO ABLE ACCEPTED FRIENDS WELCOMING EVENTS COMMUNITY REPRESENTED TELL BELIEVE PLACE COMMUNITY IS A TOGETHER ARE ALLOWED SOMETHING PARK IS WHERE FOR IS THAT IT I IS A SEVERAL THE COMMUNITY AZUL SANCHEZ GRADE 9 79

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THIS CHICANO OF THE OUR EVENT PARK PARK HAS AND I OPPORTUNITIES ALL ALSO SCHOLARSHIP TRULY THE THAT REALLY ARE VALERIE RUIZ GRADE 11 ME BEAUTIFUL LIKE OPPORTUNITY COMMUNITY 84 MADE BEING THE I M WANT TO MURALS WHOLE TO MORE HUGGING CAUSE GRATEFUL OFFERED LEARN FOR OF THE STUDENTS ABOUT THE THE WALLS EVENT MORE IN OUR

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REFLECTION GRATITUDE Words from the Youth Something new I discovered was The Chicano Park bus The thing I like the most is the feeling of freedom I get when I m there Tre Desiderio Moroyoqui Simmons Grade 10 What I like the most is the murals of art they put on the block and it means it was created to commemorate the struggle to create the park and to reclaim the space for the neighborhood Briana Alcazar Pulido Grade 5 I enjoyed being back outside and getting to have events like these once again after a while year forgetting how that feels like I enjoyed seeing everyone including myself have fun and associating with each other after a very long time I missed having these events 88 Zoe Ruiz Grade 6 I would tell my friends that I think that Chicano Park is a very important part of history It is important to the community of Barrio Logan and to all Chicano communities because everyone can come to the park Chicano Park is important because it was made when Chicanos stood up and said we need a park that is made by us run by us and for us We had to fight for it and people made human chains to stop bulldozers Dante T Aguilar Grade 6 One new thing I discovered while attending one of the events was that the people that come together to make these events happen are very very accepting I have never met so many people who understand the struggle of what its like to not be represented I really like the environment they create here Azul Sanchez Grade 9 I like the playgrounds and I like looking at the murals it s inspiring Matthew Yong Grade 3 Chicano Park is the dream that was fought to make true and a sign of victory for the people in the barrio Wendy Guadalupe Gonzalez Grade 10 I think Chicano Park is a signature for our culture and community the mark left behind when we re all gone I like the community that the park has everyone is so involved in some way or the other and I love the environment that the people create Nahomi Sanchez Grade 11

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THANK YOU Thank you to everyone that made our Chicano Park Vive events possible ALBERTO PULIDO ANDRES AGUILAR BEATRICE ZAMORA CARLOS LEKSELL CELINA RODRIGUEZ CESAR CASTANEDA CHRISTY LOBOS SERPAS CINDY ROCHA DEVUAGHN WALKER DIANA FLORES ELENA IZCALLI MEDINA EMILY RAI MONTEIL DOUCETTE ERIK DE LA ROSAS SHOLOVE FRANCISCO LUCERO JR DJ RAMBO GIOVNNI CERDA MEX ART HAYDEE JUAREZ DJ BETTY BANGS ISABEL SANCHEZ ITZA VILABOY JAMIE LA BRAKES JESSICA PETRIKOWSKI JESSIE CONSTANCIO JI HAE RYU JORGE GONZALES DJ MAFONDO JUAN BARRAZA JUAN CARO JR KAROLINA GUERRA PENA LUCAS AND PATRICIA CRUZ MAURICIO SANCHEZ MEMO OLVEDO RAMOND VELASQUEZ RAUL I AREVALO ROSIBEL ANGEL TED WASHINGTON TIM REDBIRD TOMAS PEREL VALERIE JAIMES VICTOR OCHOA VINCENT QUITUGA STRIVE XOCHITL FLORES 89

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Community Organizations CHICANO PARK FREE LUNCH DISTRIBUTION CON SAFOS CAR CLUB AZTECAS BASKETBALL AZTL N SAN DIEGO BIKE CLUB BARRIO LOGAN COLLEGE INSTITUTE BROWN BERETS NATIONAL ORGANIZATION SAN DIEGO CHAPTER BROWN IMAGE CAR CLUB CARNALISMO CHICANO ART GALLERY CITY CAR CLUB CITY HEIGHTS MUSIC SCHOOL COMPUTER 2 KIDS FERN STREET CIRCUS FRIENDS OF LOGAN HEIGHTS LIBRARY KUMEYAAY BIRD SINGERS LOS TIOS MARIACHI VICTORIA DE SAN DIEGO MUNDO GARDENS MURILLO S MENU PARTY FOR SOCIALISM AND LIBERATION POLICE TERROR SURVIVORS FUND PROFESSOR PEPE VILLARINO PROUD CAR CLUB RAZA SERVICES REVOLUCIONARIOS AZTL N RED WARRIORS RORIGUEZ PALETAS SAFIRO SANITATION SAN DIEGO CITY COLLEGE SAN DIEGO LIBROS UMOJA UNIQUE LADIES CAR CLUB UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO MULVANEY CENTER MICAH FELLOWS Special Thank You 90 THE TURNING WHEEL PROJECT CHICANO PARK STEERING COMMITTEE CHICANO PARK MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER THE UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO THE ETHNIC STUDIES DEPARTMENT OF USD THE SAN DIEGO FOUNDATION TURNING WHEEL DONORS

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CHICANO PARK VIVE BOOK CREATED BY VALERIE JAIMES PHOTOS BY LILYANNA JAIMES MEXARTE RAYMOND VELASQUEZ AND VALERIE JAIMES ART VICTOR OCHOA