Centro Aztlan Marco Anguiano – San Diego
2078 Logan Avenue, San Diego, CA 92113
Phone: 619-923-3685 — Email: <info_sd at uniondelbarrio dot org>
The San Diego based work of Unión del Barrio is led by the Comité Local Francisco Villa, a local organizational body composed of four “Bases” responsible for different sectors of community struggle: “Barrio Youth,” “Magisterio,” “Pobladores/ Migración,” & the “Prison Industry.” The ongoing work of UdB in San Diego is summarized below, and the most current information is accessible through the “News & Events” link and our social media accounts linked from the top right of this page.
- Barrio Youth: This work is usually organized under the banner of Somos Raza Youth Project & Magazine (Somos) – a local youth project founded by Unión del Barrio in 1986. Barrio youth work primarily takes place through the following ongoing activities:
- Escuelita Aztlán.
- Camp Aztlán.
- Annual Marcha de Zapata.
- 20 de Noviembre – Día de la Revolución.
- Magisterio: This work is usually organized as a part of the Association of Raza Educators (ARE) – an association of progressive educators founded by members of Unión del Barrio in 1994. ARE is organically led and sustained by politically conscious and active educators that work in numerous San Diego educational institutions. Unión del Barrio members actively participate within ARE, but the association operates as an independent association. ARE work primarily takes place through the following ongoing activities:
- Annual ARE Scholarship Banquet.
- The statewide ARE structure & annual ARE Conference.
- Pobladores/Local Community: This work is usually organized as a part of the Comité de Derechos Humanos Digna Ochoa (CDHDO – Logan Heights) – an local committee of politically active local residents founded by members of Unión del Barrio in 2001. The CDHDO is organically led and sustained by politically conscious and active residents of Logan Height. Unión del Barrio members actively participate within the CDHDO, but the committee operates as an independent community group. CDHDO work primarily takes place through the following ongoing activities:
- Human Rights trainings.
- Migra & police monitoring.
- Informational Community Forums.
- Prison Industry: This work is usually organized under the banner of Chicano Mexicano Prison Project (CMPP) – a local prisoner advocacy project founded by Unión del Barrio in 1993. Prison work primarily takes place through the following ongoing activities:
- Annual Prison Conference.
- Participation in numerous prisoner rights coalitions.
- Ongoing Events: UdB in San Diego plays a leading role in organizing the following events:
- Annual Grito de Independencia – Chicano Park, 15 de Septiembre.
- Weekly Community Consciousness Nights at Centro Aztlán Marco Aguiano.
- Coalitions (within which we participate) & Other Areas of San Diego Based Struggle.
- Annual Chicano Park Day Celebration.
- May Day San Diego – May 1st Coalition.
- Raza Rights Coalition – Coalición Pro-Derechos de la Raza (a local project of Unión del Barrio).
- Save Our Barrios Coalition (SOBC).
- Local Compas: Links to our local allies.
- Brown Berets de Aztlán.
- Chicano Park Steering Committee.
- Colectivo Zapatista.
- Danza Azteca Calpulli Mexica.
- Frente Indigena de Organizaciones Binacionales (FIOB).
- International Action Center.
- Mujeres en Resistencia.
- Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM).
- San Diego Friends of Cuba.
- San Diego State University MEChA.