Residency Activities


Thursday, April 16  UC MERCED California Room, 5200 Lake Rd, Merced, CA 95343
PLACAS performance and discussion with artists, part of Chicana/o Literature Series. Followed by lunch for invited guests.


San Diego

San Diego PLACAS free outreach events APRIL 20-25

Monday, April 20th, Noon-2pm  UC San Diego, Raza Resource Center Conference Room
PANEL: Working for Social Transformation – UCSD alumni discuss how cultural identity is an asset for community organizing, and how UCSD prepares graduates for leadership. Special guest peacekeeper Alex Sanchez.  We will be presenting a panel with alumni who are connecting cultural work--theater, danza, poetry--to organizing efforts in City Heights around issues of housing, immigration, violence police racial profiling and healing.

Tuesday, April 21st, 4:00-6:00  Visual Arts Lecture/Presentation Hall
Performance: excerpt from PLACAS – performance with post performance discussion with Alex about what purpose the play has in relation to advocating for youth programs for violence impacted youth and families, and how the play reflects elements of Alex's life as an aspect of Documentary theater

Wednesday, April 22nd, 10am-Noon  University of San Diego Institute for Peace & Justice Theater 
Performance: excerpt from PLACAS – Excerpt of PLACAS, discussion about immigration and healing from violence with Paul S. Flores and special guests Maestro Jerry Tello and Alex Sanchez, founder of Homies Unidos, Los Angeles

Wednesday, April 22nd, 3:00-5:00  UCSD, SED @ Visual Arts, room 408
WORKSHOP: Documentary Theater – how ethnographic research can lead to good theater as method.

Wednesday, April 22nd, 6:00-8:00  UCSD, SED @ Visual Arts, room 408
Healing Circle – How Culture Heals Our Wounds: A healing circle with Maestro Jerry Tello of National Compadres Network for youth on probation, youth impacted by violence and adults who work in probation and with traumatized adults. Refreshments served.

Thursday, April 23rd, 11:00-12:30pm  Miramar College
Performance: excerpt from PLACAS

Friday, April 23rd, 1:00-3:00pm  UCSD, Hardy Tower 140
Performance: excerpt from PLACAS


9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093

ACTIVITIES at UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO, Institute for Peace and Justice
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

ACTIVITIES at Miramar College
10440 Black Mountain Road
San Diego, CA 92126

404 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA 92114