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CityNotes for Friday, March 3, 2016

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Subject: CityNotes for Friday, March 3, 2016
From: CityNotes <Citynotes@ccsf.edu>
Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2016 00:02:19 +0000

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1. Celebrate Russia's International Women's Day
2. Free Yoga Class for Faculty and Staff
3. High School Journalism Boot Camp March 12
4. An Evening with Guillermo Gómez-Peña
5. Front Page Gallery's Premier Opening Features "A Window to the World"

CCSF Basketball Teams Advance to the CCCAA Elite 8 

7. African American Scholastic Programs Fundraiser - 
Last Day to Purchase is March 9!
8. Community Health Worker Orientation March 22

1. Celebrate Russia's International Women's Day

On Thursday, March 10, please join the CCSF Russian faculty and the Foreign Languages Department at the Smith Hall Cafeteria between 12:00 and 2:00 pm to celebrate International Women's Day as it is celebrated in Russia. (International Women's Day is actually on March 8, but we will  be participating in FLEX that day.) The cafeteria will prepare some Russian food, and there will be surprise gifts for female attendees. Join us!

2. Free Yoga Class for Faculty and Staff

Faculty, staff and administrators - let's support each by starting a few Wednesdays relaxed and well stretched.
Please join Crima Pogge (Biology faculty and yoga instructor) for an early morning yoga practice on Wednesday mornings from 7:00 - 7:50am in Wellness 310. The trial runs through April 13.

3. High School Journalism Boot Camp March 12


The Department of Journalism at City College of San Francisco and the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club will co-host a boot camp for high school journalism students on Saturday, March 12 at City College, 50 Phelan Ave, San Francisco.

Registration starts at 12:30 pm and workshop sessions begin at 1:00 pm. A general assembly will begin at the Diego Rivera Theater followed by workshop on topics such as investigative reporting, transition to college journalism, broadcasting, social media and webcasting, and photography.


Joe Fitzgerald, columnist for the San Francisco Examiner and former City College journalism student, is the keynote speaker. Fitzgerald was the editor-in-chief of the award-wining campus newspaper The Guardsman.

4. An Evening with Guillermo Gómez-Peña

In his latest solo work, “El border brujo” draws from his 30 year old “living archive” and combines new and classic performance material to present a unique perspective on the immediate future of the Americas. His-self styled “imaginary activism” invokes performance art as a form of radical democracy and citizenship.

Combining spoken word poetry, activist theory, radical storytelling and language experimentation, Gómez-Peña offers critical and humorous commentary about the art world, academia, new technologies, the culture of war and violence in the US, organized crime in Mexico, gender and race politics, and the latest wave of complications surrounding gentrification in the “creative city”.

Besides his international work with the legendary troupe La Pocha Nostra, he has presented his solo work at museums, universities, galleries and theatres throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Australia and South Africa.

Gómez-Peña’s unique format reveals to an audience the process of creating, languaging and performing material and this process becomes the actual project. It is precisely in his new solo work where Gómez-Peña’s literature, theory, activism, pedagogy and live art come together in a wonderfully strange mix.

Gómez-Peña has spent many years developing his unique solo style, “a combination of embodied poetry, performance activism and theatricalizations of postcolonial theory.” In his ten books, as in his live performances, digital art, videos and photo-performances, he pushes the boundaries still further, exploring what’s left for artists to do in a repressive global culture of censorship, paranoid nationalism and what he terms “the mainstream bizarre.” Gómez-Peña examines where this leaves the critical practice of artists who aim to make tactical, performative interventions into our notions of culture, race and sexuality. Most recently he has also been exploring the poetic and activist use of new technologies and social media.

See the attached flyer for details.

5. Front Page Gallery's Premier Opening Features "A Window to the World"

An exhibition of exclusive photographs by Guardsman photographers published in local newspapers during their internships launches a premier show running March 10 to April 11 at the Front Page Gallery located in The Guardsman newsroom, Bungalow 615 on City College’s Ocean Campus, 50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco.

The public is invited to a reception Thursday, March 10 from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Light food and refreshments will be available. The exhibition, from 11:00am -5:00pm on weekdays is comprised of 22 photojournalistic prints. 

"The exhibit reflects the photojournalistic success of our students following their initial training in the classroom and on the campus newspaper The Guardsman and the campus magazine Etc.," Journalism Department Chair Juan Gonzales said. "The exhibit is a clear statement about their skill and passion for journalism as recognized by industry professionals."

The gallery, developed by the journalism department, is located behind George Rush Stadium where ample parking is available. 

For more information about the exhibit and reception, contact Department Chair Juan Gonzales at jagonzal@ccsf.edu or (415) 239-3446.

6. CCSF Basketball Teams Advance to the CCCAA Elite 8 

A Final Four appearance is one step away for City College of San Francisco’s basketball teams

This Saturday at CCSF the Men’s and Women’s teams continue their journeys to the California Community College Athletic Association State Championship. The No. 1 Men’s Team (29-1) plays No. 5 College of Sequoias Giants (20-11), and the No.1 Women’s Team (27-3) takes on No. 4 Diablo Valley College Vikings.

When: Saturday, March 5
Where: Brad Duggan Court
When: Women's game 5:30pm, Men's game 7:30pm

Please see the attached press release for more details. 

7. African American Scholastic Programs Fundraiser - Last Day to Purchase is March 9!

Support the CCSF African American Scholastic Programs office as they sell Sees Candy, Girl Scout Cookies, and T-shirts to raise money for their scholarship program and their Historically Black College and University event. To make a purchase, please fill out the attached order forms and bring payments to African American Scholastic Programs, Rosenberg Library R209. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Kim Wise at 415-239-3570 or Mr. Ed Tang at 415-452-5953.

8. Community Health Worker Orientation March 22

Do you like working with and helping your community? Are you interested in finding what a Community Health Worker does? Do you want to know what kind of job you can get with these certificates, and how long it will take to earn one?

Come to the Community Health Worker Orientation to find out more information about the Community Health Worker, Post Prison Health Worker, and Youth Worker Certificate Programs.

When: Tuesday, March 22
Time: 5:30 - 7:00pm
Place: Ocean Campus Multi Use Building (MUB) Room 330

Please see the attached flyer for more details.

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guillermo_flyer_email (1).pdf

Sees Candies Fundraiser SP16 (1) (1).pdf

Girl Scout Cookies Flyer (1).docx



CCSF Advances to Elite8.pdf


News Release_Photographic Exhibit-3.doc