Greenthumbs Needed @ 21st & Bryant

This Saturday & Sunday:  Greening Initiative at 21st & Bryant

Come join your neighbors in pulling out concrete and planting greenery at 21st & Bryant this weekend.

Saturday – 11-4: Concrete cutting and hauling
Sunday – 10-4: Planting

Earlier Today from Amanda Martinez

SLANGY
Our resident comic Rio Yañez has hipped us to a new trend that could possiblely link Japan Town and the Mision District once and for all. Slangy is a clothing label that features Japanese Cholo Fashion. See it to believe it. Slangy gear pictured above.

Parent Summit

The 1st Annual Parent Summit is today at Mission High from 10:00 1:00. Workshops include how to talk to your teens about sex. Spanish workshops are available. See summit flyer for more information.

COUNT ME IN
There is a big push to get Latinos to fill out the 2010 Census but some say they are frustrated with the 10 part questioniare. When asked to choose a race, “Hispanic” is not an option. Professor Juan Flores, a Latino Studies expert at New York University says designers of the 2010 questionnaire have confused race with nationality, leaving some Hispanic responders frustrated. This article explains that the Census Bureau identifies race and ethnicity to be two separate and distinct concepts. Thus Hispanics may be of any race. How will you fill it out?

If you need some less serious but real answers about the census check out this fake novella featuring Latino stars talking about why they will fill out the form. It’s cheesy but I still love you Rosario Dawson. Also MAYAB will be hosting a census event from 10 -1pm at the 16th St. BART station. – an estimated 10-15, 000 indigenous Yucatecan Maya live in San Franciso and they want to be counted too.

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