by Desirée Aquino
Beginning March 21, the Berkeley Public Library will host a poster exhibition related to the Commemorative Period each year that honors the legacy of César Chavez. The display is in the flat display cases on the second floor of the Central Library at 2090 Kittredge St. at Shattuck in downtown. The exhibit runs to April 23.
Two programs are also planned. A multimedia program with the short video, No Grapes, will be shown, along with a demonstration Eventsof online resources to learn more about Chavez. The program is on Tuesday, March 20 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the third floor community room. On March 24 from 2-2:30 p.m. a training session for online resources will be held in the third floor electronic classroom. Attendees will have hands-on computer guidance. For more information, call (510) 981-6107 or go to: www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org.
SF forum on rights of student journalists
San Francisco City College Press Club and the Department of Journalism host, “In Defense of the Student Press,” a panel to discuss student journalists rights and resources to challenge threats to a free campus press. The panel includes a student editor, a campus adviser and legal experts. The forum will be followed by a Q&A session and a reception.
This event is open to the public and will be held March 28 from 3-5:30 p.m. in Room 304 of the Rosenberg Library at City College of San Francisco, 50 Phelan Ave. For more information, call at (415) 239-3446.
La Peña hosts concert of original and traditional Latin American songs
As part of its Latin American music festival, La Peña Cultural Center presents renowned bolero singer Carmen Prieto with a special appearance by Lichi Fuentes. The bolero is a slow Latin American romantic dance and rhythm, which originated as one of two forms of Cuban rumba.
Prieto is described as the “Queen of Bolero.” Lichi Fuentes is a multi-instrumentalist and musical director of La Peña’s Community Chorus. The concert is Friday, March 30 at 8 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley.
Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. For more information, call (510) 849-2568 or go to: www.lapena.org.
Free workshops for economically disadvantaged SF contractors
To help financially disadvantaged businesses increase their ability to compete effectively for City contracts, the City of San Francisco is hosting “Become A Certified Firm” Workshops to offer technical assistance on completing the Certification application, documentation and site visit requirements, and information on upcoming contracting opportunities. Each year, the City and County of San Francisco awards over $710 million in contracts.
The Workshops will take place the third Thursday of every month beginning April 19, with revolving sessions on “How to Bid on City Contracts” and “Become A Certified Firm.” The workshops will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at 25 Van Ness Ave., Suite 800 in San Francisco. To register for any of the workshops, call (415) 252-2537 or e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org.