International Women’s Day: The endless struggle

Powerful voices took over downtown Los Angeles March 8 for International Women’s Day. According to the United Nations the first National Woman’s Day was observed in the United States Feb. 28, 1909 in honor of the 1908 garment workers’ strike in New York, where women protested against working conditions. Today, events are planned around the [...]

Discover your inspiration

It’s never too early to mark your calendars for the annual Mission Federal ArtWalk in Little Italy, which will be celebrating its 31st year April 25-26. The featured artists were revealed this month at the 2nd annual presentation of the Artie Awards at The Westgate Hotel in downtown San Diego. No artist is alike providing [...]

Culture & Cocktails: Havana Nights and Urban Mo’s expansion

The San Diego Museum of Art had a Cuban themed night for their Culture & Cocktails series. The inspiration came from a recent trip to Cuba by the Board of Trustees in which they acquired four works from a local contemporary artist. The work is currently on display at the museum’s Welcome Gallery until March [...]

Worth watching: movies and whales

San Diego Latino Film Festival Poster Winner The San Diego Latino Film Festival (SDLFF) had a poster unveiling and benefit event, Somo Estrellas at Karina’s Mexican Seafood’s new location downtown. They had over 70 entries from around the world including Canada, Mexico, India and Argentina. The winner, Zoran Cardula is a graphic designer and an [...]

Fun watching and tasting!

Steal Heaven, the new play at San Diego REPertory Theatre takes us to the afterlife where political and social activist, Abbie Hoffman, who co-founded the Youth International Party (“Yippies”) in 1968, is an activist guru in heaven. He has the power to send someone in purgatory back to Earth if they pass his training. He [...]

New discoveries

Christmas Circle |  Photo: Ana Pines

A few hours away from San Diego in Niland, Calif. 190 miles southeast of Los Angeles, in the lower desert of Southern California in Imperial County just east of the Salton Sea and about an hour and a half from Palm Springs, you will encounter Salvation Mountain. The artist, Leonard Knight, an Army veteran of [...]

Journey to another world

For a limited time, San Diegans can go on a journey to the world of ancient Egypt at the West Coast premiere of The Discovery of King Tut at The San Diego Natural History Museum. Visitors get to experience Tutankhamun’s tomb exactly how British archeologist Howard Carter discovered it in 1922. Also referred to as [...]

Pacific arts shine at San Diego Asian Film Festival

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It was hard choosing what to see at the annual San Diego Asian Film Festival so I decided not to look at the schedule and just show up. Ironically, the two movies that were starting each time I went had LGBT themes. I saw Kumu Hina and Anita’s Last Cha Cha. Kumu Hina is a [...]

Gay white privilege and the hypocrisy of our community

The Human Rights Campaign of San Diego and Equality Professionals Network previewed the 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) Nov. 4. Jeff Krehely, vice president and chief foundation officer for the Human Rights Campaign was the special guest and provided the attendees with information on the HRC CEI and discussed the points system in which they [...]

Women on the wave

Af3rm held its National Summit and 25th anniversary celebration Oct. 11-12 at the Social Justice High School in Los Angeles. Over 400 women-identified participants attended the two-day summit to examine the issues that impact transnational, im/migrant and women of color and to transform, build and lead the next wave of feminism. The summit was unique [...]

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