Return to flip book view

Chicano Park Vive Book

Page 1

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

Page 2

CollaboratingOrganizationsSummary and recap ofthe summer eventsSummary and officialflyer of each ChicanoPark Vive event1357505156Recipients and theirscholarship submission8202635Photo albumPhoto album64Photo album72Photo album82Words from the youth84 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

Page 3

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

Page 4

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

Page 5

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

Page 6

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

Page 7

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

Page 8

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

Page 9

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

Page 10

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

Page 11

9

Page 12

10

Page 13

11

Page 14

12

Page 15

13

Page 16

14

Page 17

15

Page 18

16

Page 19

17

Page 20

18

Page 21

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

Page 22

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

Page 23

21

Page 24

22

Page 25

23

Page 26

24

Page 27

25

Page 28

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

Page 29

27

Page 30

28

Page 31

29

Page 32

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

Page 33

31

Page 34

32

Page 35

33

Page 36

34

Page 37

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

Page 38

36

Page 39

37

Page 40

38

Page 41

39

Page 42

40

Page 43

41

Page 44

42

Page 45

43

Page 46

44

Page 47

45

Page 48

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

Page 49

47

Page 50

48

Page 51

49

Page 52

50 Return to Table of Contents

Page 53

51 Return to Table of Contents

Page 54

52

Page 55

53

Page 56

54

Page 57

55

Page 58

56 Return to Table of Contents

Page 59

57

Page 60

58

Page 61

59

Page 62

60

Page 63

61

Page 64

62

Page 65

63

Page 66

64 Return to Table of Contents

Page 67

65

Page 68

66

Page 69

67

Page 70

68

Page 71

69

Page 72

70

Page 73

71

Page 74

72 Return to Table of Contents

Page 75

73

Page 76

74

Page 77

75

Page 78

76

Page 79

77

Page 80

78

Page 81

79

Page 82

80

Page 83

61

Page 84

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 Dante T Aguilar Grade 6 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 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 Zoe Ruiz Grade 6 Azul Sanchez Grade 9 Briana Alcazar Pulido Grade 5 82 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 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

Page 85

ALBERTO PULIDOANDRES AGUILARBEATRICE ZAMORACARLOS LEKSELLCELINA RODRIGUEZCESAR CASTANEDACHRISTY LOBOS SERPASCINDY ROCHADEVUAGHN WALKERDIANA FLORESELENA IZCALLI MEDINAEMILY RAI MONTEIL-DOUCETTEERIK DE LA ROSAS "SHOLOVE"FRANCISCO LUCERO JR. "DJ RAMBO"GIOVNNI CERDA "MEX ART"HAYDEE JUAREZ "DJ BETTY BANGS"ISABEL SANCHEZITZA VILABOYJAMIE LA BRAKESJESSICA PETRIKOWSKIJESSIE CONSTANCIOJI HAE RYUJORGE GONZALES "DJ MAFONDO"JUAN BARRAZAJUAN CARO JR.KAROLINA GUERRA PENAMAURICIO SANCHEZMEMO OLVEDORAMOND VELASQUEZRAUL I. AREVALOROSIBEL ANGELTED WASHINGTONTIM REDBIRDTOMAS PERELVALERIE JAIMESVICTOR OCHOAVINCENT QUITUGA "STRIVE"XOCHITL FLORES 83

Page 86

CON SAFOS CAR CLUBAZTECAS BASKETBALLAZTLÁN SAN DIEGO BIKE CLUBBROWN BERETS NATIONAL ORGANIZATION, SAN DIEGOCHAPTERBROWN IMAGE CAR CLUBCARNALISMOCHICANO ART GALLERYCITY CAR CLUBCITY HEIGHTS MUSIC SCHOOLCOMPUTER 2 KIDSFERN STREET CIRCUSFRIENDS OF LOGAN HEIGHTS LIBRARYKUMEYAAY BIRD SINGERSLOS TIOSMARIACHI VICTORIA DE SAN DIEGOMUNDO GARDENSMURILLO'S MENUPARTY FOR SOCIALISM AND LIBERATIONPOLICE TERROR SURVIVORS FUNDPROFESSOR PEPE VILLARINOPROUD CAR CLUBRAZA SERVICES- REVOLUCIONARIOS AZTLÁNRED WARRIORSRORIQUEZ PALETASSAFIRO SANITATIONSAN DIEGO CITY COLLEGESAN DIEGO LIBROSUMOJAUNIQUE LADIES CAR CLUB THE TURNING WHEEL PROJECTCHICANO PARK STEERING COMMITTEECHICANO PARK MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTERTHE UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGOTHE ETHNIC STUDIES DEPARTMENT OF USDTHE SAN DIEGO FOUNDATIONTURNING WHEEL DONORS84

Page 87

Video by Raymond Velasquez

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tgx6Jgc3J-LILnbkT4bdduVKH-W9grgt/view?usp=sharing

Page 88