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Meet American Indian Heritage Month Local Hero Joely Proudfit

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Joely Proudfit is a Luiseño professor who wants American Indians to control how they're represented in media. She heads the largest Native peoples film festival in the state. Read more

Meet American Indian Heritage Month Local Hero Randy Edmonds

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Randy Edmonds is a tribal elder who's coached fellow Indians through a common evolution: moving from life on a reservation, to life in the city. He's dedicated to tradition, and ... Read more

Heritage & Cultural Events

Amigos del REP presents 'El Nogalar'

Monday, June 26, 2017 Lyceum Theatre

Alonzo Horton: The Sesquicentennial Of The Founding Of New Town San Diego

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Gaslamp Museum At The Davis-Horton House

2017 San Diego County Fair

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Del Mar Fairgrounds

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Day On The Bay Helps Refugee Students Adjust To Life In San Diego

Day On The Bay Helps Refugee Students Adjust To Life In San Diego

June 23
By Ebone Monet

Several San Diego refugee high school students hit the water Friday to participate in a youth outreach program.

Skateboards For Syrians: Students Help Classmate Make Good On Decad...

Skateboards For Syrians: Students Help Classmate Make Good On Decade-Old Promise

June 15
By Megan Burks

Students at High Tech High in Point Loma are wrapping up their school year — and a special gift for Syrian refugees.

'Megan Leavey' Tells Extraordinary Tale Of A Female Marine And Her Dog

'Megan Leavey' Tells Extraordinary Tale Of A Female Marine And Her Dog

June 8
By Beth Accomando, Matthew Bowler

Megan Leavey is a U.S. Marine corporal veteran who worked with a bomb sniffing dog during her tour in Iraq. Her story is now the basis for the film opening Friday and bearing her name and directed by "Blackfish's" Gabriela Cowperthwaite.

Podcast Episode 119: Queer Horror

Podcast Episode 119: Queer Horror

June 8
By Beth Accomando

FilmOut San Diego is hosting its first-ever block of gay horror shorts and it highlights how LGBT filmmakers are turning more and more to genre filmmaking. So I felt it was time to pay tribute to queer cinema and talk to some filmmakers about why they choose to work in the genre.

FilmOut Kicks Off 19th Year With Docs, Rom-Coms And A Block Of Horror

FilmOut Kicks Off 19th Year With Docs, Rom-Coms And A Block Of Horror

June 7
By Beth Accomando

FilmOut, San Diego’s LGBT film festival, kicks off on Friday at the Observatory North Park. Here’s a preview.

Roundtable: City Heights' La Maestra And SoccerCity

Roundtable: City Heights' La Maestra And SoccerCity

May 26
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

The SoccerCity initiative easily qualified for the ballot. But the San Diego city attorney does not like it that much, and SDSU has left the building. Meanwhile, critical funding to help human trafficking victims almost disappears.

Viacrucis Caravan Asylum Seekers Held After Entering US At San Ysidro

Viacrucis Caravan Asylum Seekers Held After Entering US At San Ysidro

May 10
By Jean Guerrero

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is holding a group of nearly 80 asylum seekers who want to raise awareness about challenges faced by people escaping violence in Latin America.

What Happened To Hugo Castro, In His Own Words

What Happened To Hugo Castro, In His Own Words

May 1
By Jean Guerrero

The migrant rights activist who disappeared for five days in Mexico after pleading for help on Facebook Live told KPBS he recalls very little of what transpired while he was missing.

San Diego Black Film Festival Celebrates 15th Year

San Diego Black Film Festival Celebrates 15th Year

April 27
By Beth Accomando

The San Diego Black Film Festival officially launches its 15th year Thursday night at the Reading Grossmont Cinemas.

Pac-Arts' Spring Showcase Kicks Off 7th Year Of Asian Cinema

Pac-Arts' Spring Showcase Kicks Off 7th Year Of Asian Cinema

April 20
By Beth Accomando

Pac-Arts' Spring Showcase kicks off its seventh year Thursday night at Ultrastar Mission Valley (formerly Ultrastar Hazard Center) with the New Zealand documentary "Poi E: The Story Of Our Song."

Mexican-American Biologist Speaks On Science's Continued Diversity ...

Mexican-American Biologist Speaks On Science's Continued Diversity Problem

March 30
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Dr. Lydia Villa-Komaroff was one of the first Mexican-American women to get a Ph.D. in science. She helped discover how to make synthetic insulin in 1978.

City Heights Initiative Tackles Health Disparities While Providing ...

City Heights Initiative Tackles Health Disparities While Providing Job Skills

March 28
By Tarryn Mento

A nonprofit’s free training program teaches participants how to prevent chronic diseases that ail communities of certain ethnic and racial backgrounds.

Women's Film Fest Expands To New Location For Third Year

Women's Film Fest Expands To New Location For Third Year

March 23
By Beth Accomando

For the third year the Women’s Museum is hosting a film festival and this year it is expanding to a new location.

'Red Velvet' Marks A Pivotal Moment In Theater History

'Red Velvet' Marks A Pivotal Moment In Theater History

March 23
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov

The Old Globe Theatre's production of "Red Velvet" transports audiences to the world of London's Theatre Royal at the beginning of the 19th century to mark the historic moment when Ira Aldridge became the first African American actor to play Othello on the British stage.

Podcast Episode 112: Alejandro G. Iñárritu And Latin Cinema, So Goo...

Podcast Episode 112: Alejandro G. Iñárritu And Latin Cinema, So Good It's Scary

March 17
By Beth Accomando

This week, the 24th annual San Diego Latino Film Festival kicks off, and that is a perfect excuse to look at Latin cinema — so good it’s scary.

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