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									the blacklist
          ironically titled
San Diego ACLU’s list of must-see arts & cultural events*
exploring civil liberties and social justice themes

                                           Summer - Fall 2010
 “William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe”
     Monday, June 7. The San Diego Public Library and the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties, in partnership with Media Arts Center and
     PBS’s Point-of-View series, present a preview film screening examining the life of the radical attorney and father in “William Kunstler:
     Disturbing the Universe,” directed by Kunstler’s daughters, Emily and Sarah Kunstler. Central Library, 820 E Street, 3rd floor auditorium.
     Free event. www.sandiegolibrary.org.

 Tales from the Hood: New Works by Ricardo Islas
     July 17 - Aug. 14. Voz Alta Project presents “Tales from the Hood.” Committed to community empowerment and social change through
     cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary art forms. Music by DJ Bob Green, DJ Buddha, DJ Adamnt, and Dos Com Todo. Voz Alta, 1754 National
     Ave., Barrio Logan. vozaltaproject@gmail.com.

 Viva la Revolucion: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape
     July 18 - Jan. 2, 2011. A multi-faceted exhibition exploring the dialogue between artists and urban landscapes features work in galleries at
     the Museum of Contemporary Art and at public sites throughout urban San Diego. Includes works of 20 artists addressing urban issues,
     including Akay, Banksy, Blu, William Cordova, Date Farmers, Dr. Lakra, David Ellis, JR, Shepard Fairey, Swoon and more. MOCA,
     downtown. (858) 454-3541. www.mcasd.org.

 The Glory Man
     Oct. 1 - Nov. 14. Lamb’s Players Theater presents “The Glory Man,” a.k.a. Clarence Jordan, a preacher and Greek scholar who moves from
     academia to found Koinonia Farms. This racially-integrated farm in the rural south in the 1940s causes a stir, leading to a struggle against the
     community and culture that surrounds them. Lamb’s Players Theater, Coronado. For tickets: (619) 437-6000. www.lambsplayers.org.

 Reflections: Exploring Cultural Identity
     Oct. 2 - January 30, 2011. The Museum of Photographic Arts presents “Reflections,” MOPA’s 5th annual youth exhibition, bringing together
     the work of more than 40 students from San Diego County. This year’s theme encourages students to consider the concept of culture through
     the medium of photography. Balboa Park. For tickets: (619) 238.7559. www.mopa.org.

 ACLU Day at the Theater! Yellow Face
     Sunday, Oct. 17. Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company presents “Yellow Face”, the story of a world famous Asian American playwright, a
     Caucasian actor who gets his big break, and a Chinese American banker living the “Jimmy Stewart life.” Tenth Avenue Theatre. 2 pm.
     Post-play discussion led by ACLU’s Field Manager, Hun Taing. For tickets: (619) 342-7395. www.moolelo.net

 San Diego Asian Film Festival
     Oct. 21 - 28. The festival screens films about the human experience through Asian culture. Mission Valley Ultra Star Cinemas. www.sdaff.org.

     Nov. 16 - Dec. 19. The La Jolla Playhouse presents “Ruined,” winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. The play tells the story of Mama
     Nudi who runs a canteen/brothel in the Congo. Mama Nudi and her town’s women must struggle against the battles waged on women during
     the civil war crisis. La Jolla Playhouse. For tickets: (858) 550-1010. www.lajollaplayhouse.com.

     Viva Mexico!

     Through Jan 2, 2011. The Mingei International Museum presents “Viva Mexico Heroes and Artisans,” a celebration of the 200th
     anniversary of Mexican Independence. Presented in conjunction with the Centro Cultural Tijuana and the Mexican Consulate in San Diego.
     Balboa Park. For tickets: (619) 239-0003. www.mingei.org.

 try your hand at it!
 So Say We All
     Thursday, July 29. So Say We All presents “VAMP” (Visual Art, Music Performance), a polished monthly variety show. SSWA has a
     mission to promote local artists of all mediums by staging art in unexpected and accessible places. 9 pm, Whistle Stop Bar, 2236 Fern
     Street, South Park. July’s theme: “Gay, Gayer, Gayest!” www.sosayweallonline.com to submit a piece and details.

 Every Wednesday evening
     Every Wednesday evening. Train of Thought is a local open mic show of poets, storytellers, singers, songwriters, comedians and
     musicians. Signups at 8 pm, show at 8:30 pm. Queen Bee’s Art and Cultural Center, 3925 Ohio Street, North Park. www.trainofthoughtsd.com.

     1st and 3rd Thursdays. Experience the resurrection of spoken word. Elevated! is a creative arts experience featuring nationally,
     internationally, and locally renowned poets. An open mic encourages up-and-coming artists. 9 pm. Eveoke Dance Theater, 2811 University
     Ave., University Heights. www.collectivepurpose.blogspot.com.
                                           * All events subject to change. Please check websites to verify information.

blacklisted/censored artists through history

              Left to Right: Hollywood Ten / Charles Collingwood / Bacall & Bogart / Leonard Bernstein / Dalton Trumbo / Langston Hughes / Lena Horne /
                   Orson Welles / Phil Eastman / Paul Robeson /Pete Seeger / Spirit of Justice / Richard Wright / Smothers Brothers / Charlie Chaplin

                 P.O. Box 87131 San Diego, CA 92138                             www.aclusandiego.org                      arts@aclusandiego.org

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