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May 2021

Storytelling and Painting for a Better World

May 5, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Event CA United States

Join author Bea Zamora for a reading of her bilingual children’s book is recounting the park’s founding history — from the first takeover of the land in the 1970s to the creation of the park. The program includes a workshop with artist and illustrator Maira Meza who will guide participants in a step-by-step process to create their own Chicano Park inspired art work.

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San Diego 101: Japanese Americans In San Diego

May 11, 12:00 pm
Virtual Event CA United States

This discussion shares the history of Japanese Americans in San Diego County, and their transition from farming, fishing, or running small businesses to living in internment camps during World War II

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June 2021

San Diego 101: San Diego Between the Wars

June 8, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Event CA United States

During World War I, San Diego emerged from its “sleepy little town” status to start the process of becoming a military city. World War II brought people, technology, and industries that forever changed the city. But what was going on here between those conflicts?

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Curating the Black Lives Matter Movement

June 16, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Event CA United States

San Diego History Center will present a virtual discussion led by Dr. Damion Thomas, a curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. We are honored to present Dr. Thomas, who will provide insight into the route the Smithsonian is undertaking in regard to this history that is happening now.

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July 2021

Hillcrest: A Town to Call Home

July 13, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Event CA United States

Founded in 1907, learn how Hillcrest has changed, becoming a vibrant area with a rich past recognized with great pride.

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