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I’m Not Like You: Notes from the San Diego Underground

April 20, 2019, 2:00-6:00 pm at the San Diego History Center



Do you have something to share about underground culture in San Diego from 1960-2000?

The San Diego History Center, in the heart of Balboa Park, seeks proposals for I’m Not Like You: Notes from the San Diego Underground, a day of presentations and performances that explore and celebrate subcultures in the San Diego/Tijuana region from 1960-2000.

Proposals can take the form of papers, slide talks, short performances, or small-group discussions.

Possible topics:

  • Lowrider car clubs
  • Skate culture
  • Punk music
  • Zines and DIY/underground publishing
  • Alternative art & performance spaces
  • LGBTQ+ subcultures
  • Street art
  • Party crews and rave culture


Proposals should include a maximum 250-word abstract, a brief biography of the presenter/s, and contact details.

Deadline for proposals: March 16, 2019

Notification of acceptance and final schedule sent by April 1, 2019


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San Diego History Center
1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States