by Juliana Birnbaum Fox
The Mexican festival of Día de los Muertos honors the enduring connection and communication between the dead and the living. The Oakland Museum of California’s eighth annual Days of the Dead exhibition, Pasajes y Encuentros: Ofrendas for the Days of the Dead, highlights three thematic “passageways” that connect the dead with the living: tradition, humor and spirit. The exhibition, which takes place from October 13th through November 25th features altars and artworks by Bay Area Latino artists. A free Sunday afternoon community celebration on October 21 includes music, ceremonies, craft activities, a mercado and creation of a community altar. For more information go to www.museumca.org.
Radio Bilingüe Live from a landmark indigenous summit
Radio Bilingüe will originate a live broadcast and webcast from the site of a landmark summit of Indian representatives from throughout the Americas on October 11, 12, and 14. The gathering is hosted by the traditional governments of the Yaqui and Tohono O’odham peoples and will take place in Vícam, in the heart of Yaqui territory.
Radio Bilingüe’s news coverage will highlight the efforts by Indian elders to protect their ancestral homelands and way of life from the growing threat of urban development, industrial contamination, deforestation, and corporate greed. The schedule includes a live broadcast of Radio Bilingüe’s flagship program Linea Abierta on Thursday October 11, and Friday October 12 from noon to 1:00, and La Hora Mixteca will air live interviews on Sunday, October 14, at noon. Noticiero Latino will air timely news features, and Radio Bilingüe Internet will maintain an active blog service from the summit. The talk shows and news feeds will also be available online via webcast and podcast through Radio Bilingüe’s website www.radiobilingue.org.
City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees to meet October 11 and 25
The Board of Trustees of City College of San Francisco will hold its regular monthly meetings on October 11 and 25. The Board will hold its study session on Thursday, October 11 at 5 p.m, and its action meeting on Thursday, October 25 at 6 p.m, both in the Auditorium at the College’s 33 Gough Street facility. The public is invited to attend both meetings. For further information, visit the City College of San Francisco website at www.ccsf.edu.
“Sock it to me” concert at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater
A benefit concert collecting new socks and underwear (tag still attached) for San Francisco’s homeless will feature Big Brother & the Holding Company and Stymie & the Pimp Jones Luv Orchestra, with special appearances by Wavy Gravy and YouthSpeaks! The “Sock It To Me Concert” takes place on Saturday, October 13 at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater from 6 to 9:30pm. Check your sock drawer and look for anything with a tag on it, or pick something up on they way. Examples from last year went far beyond our wildest dreams.. If it’s an undergarment and still has a tag on it, bring it down! This show will feature psychedelic blues-rock, simmering funk, comedy, spoken word and rock.