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Chicano Park

Alfonso Aceves


For decades, residents of the Logan Heights community proposed for San Diego officials to build a community park in their neighborhood. Instead, on April 22, 1970, the construction of a police parking lot began at the heart of this Chicana/o community. Citizens of the barrio responded on April 23 by forming the Chicano Park Steering Committee and demanded a park on the property. Community members and activists organized to occupy the land—young and old, they formed a human chain round the bulldozers, forcing a halt to construction. During the twelve day occupation, people of all ages worked together to clear and beautify the land with cactus, maquey, and flowers. Chicano Park was created through community militance, barrio citizens angered by decades of neglect, ignorance, and racism.

This CPH poster printed at the worker-owned and union-run Community Printers, Santa Cruz, CA.

This is #145 in the Celebrate People’s History Poster Series.

Alfonso Aceves is a self-taught artist born and raised in Boyle Heights, CA, and one part of Kalli Arte Collective. “Through our work we will share our stories.”

Seattle’s International Working Women’s Day for Palestine and Beyond

Seattle’s International Working Women’s Day for Palestine and Beyond

March 12, 2024

“We stand in solidarity with our Palestinian siblings in Gaza and those among our community who are directly and indirectly affected by the current war and genocide by the Israeli settler-colonial regime. Passive observation of the horrors of bombings, genocide, and prolonged apartheid is not our way. We must rise and firmly proclaim that Palestinian Liberation is a Feminist Imperative.” – Feminists for Jina Seattle