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City Heights Salsa Dance Rally to bridge divides inside San Diego and ‘The Border’

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — This Saturday, City Heights residents and Latino-immigrant business owners invite San Diego to Salsa Sabado, a salsa dance rally to both protest Washington, D.C.’s attempts to divide and to build bridges across San Diego’s El Cajon Boulevard “border wall.”

At the event, free Salsa lessons will include the unveiling of a new salsa move created just for San Diego and the event, “El Puente” (The Bridge). The move bringing dancers from being apart back together again, symbolizing the building of unity between two San Diegos and two countries.

Georgette Gomez

“The proposed border wall goes against the principles of unity and collaboration and hurts our local economy and the environment,” said San Diego City Councilmember Georgette Gómez.

“Commerce along our San Diego-Tijuana region is one of the most thriving and vibrant systems in our nation, and we must continue to improve the infrastructure that boosts its economic success, not thwart it,” Gomez continued.

“I applaud and thank the El Cajon BIA for hosting this creative rally to highlight the need for bridges among our communities, not walls.”

Salsa Sabado is part of a series of efforts by the El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association to bridge divisions across San Diego. The nonprofit aims to create shared spaces along the El Cajon Boulevard corridor that foster cultural exchange, connection and business relationships between all San Diegans.
“We are excited to see how dance brings the communities together from north and south of The Boulevard, and builds on the larger goals of Fair@44 as an international gathering space,” said Beryl Forman, marketing and mobility coordinator for the El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association.
Salsa Sabado
  • Saturday, August 12
  • 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. (free salsa lessons and “El Puente” demonstration at 4 p.m.)
  • 4350 El Cajon Blvd (Fair@44)


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