The AjA Project: Photography Programs for San Diego Youth

The City Heights Puppet Project 2017 Show

By: Famo Musa
The City Heights Puppet Project was an 8 month series of performances at the City Heights Performance Annex. The project was a pilot based on bringing the City Heights community together. The City Heights Puppet Project is a collaboration between Nigel Brookes ( manager of the

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Kay Rufai: The Universal Man Behind Universoul Brand

How would you describe your personal style and how do you think your life experiences have had an impact on it?
“My personal style is a reflection of my expressive soul, I love colours and vibrant ways of expressing myself and I believe this is definitely influenced by the fact

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Limited Pathways: The School-to-Prison Pipeline

The school-to-prison pipeline has been named a “phenomenon,” “disturbing national trend” and “epidemic” by civil-rights advocates and media entities when referring to the issue of youth being funneled out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems.
According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the

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BorderClick @ SDSU Downtown Gallery (English/Español)

BorderClick @ SDSU Downtown Gallery (English/Español)

SAN DIEGO. For the people outside of the San Diego State University gallery in downtown San Diego it was still a normal day. The city continued to function as always, not knowing what was going on at the gallery, not knowing the power of BorderClick. Thanks to an invitation by

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Border Click Connects Two Nations Through Art

Border Click Connects Two Nations Through Art

On Wednesday, October 5, 2016, a group of young people gathered in City Heights for the first session of  The AjA Project’s Border Click project. Funded by the California Arts Council, Border Click was created in partnership with Tijuana artists Rebecca Goldschmidt and Josemar Gonzalez Lizarraga as a multimedia art project to

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LGBTQIA+ Hoover Community by Mikaela Card

LGBTQIA+ Hoover Community by Mikaela Card

Administration and teachers like Hoover’s Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) advisor, Michael Heu, received “Out for Safe Schools” badges and posters by participating in an LGBTQIA+ student-led “Out for Safe Schools” training at Hoover High School. By wearing their badges on lanyards and displaying the posters in their classrooms, Hoover High School

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Hoover High: Home for Diversity by Jason Fletes

Hoover High: Home for Diversity by Jason Fletes

Photo by Jason Fletes
In the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s, people of color fought for more equality in order to end racial segregation and discrimination against African Americans. The movement prompted the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which made it a federal crime to “by force

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