Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Girl power at CSU San Marcos

Our female-bodied, female-identified members represented yesterday! The Youth Center was closed yesterday for a special field trip to Cal State University, San Marcos, where we attended a screening of "Two Spirits," a documentary about two-spirit identity that chronicles the life and murder of Navajo two-spirit Fred "F.C." Martinez. "Two Spirits" will be airing on PBS in June. The film was followed by a two-spirit panel discussion, which included our very own Youth & Family Services Coordinator Christopher Scott. Among the topics discussed were personal experiences of two-spirit people, the difference between gender and sexuality, the importance of self-identification and the politics of terminology. The event was presented by the University Student Union Advisory Board, Women's Studies, and the Women's Center. Check out more pictures in the 2011 CSUSM Two Spirit album here.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Transforming spaces with American Indian storytelling

At the beginning of March, SDAIHYC volunteer and LuiseƱo storyteller Cathleen Chilcote Wallace shared her storytelling with the Youth Center for the first time.  Stories from the animal and human world were told, including a story from Ms. Wallace's own family.  We also got to learn about how different tools, such as baskets and fish traps, are made with local resources and Indigenous ingenuity.  Join us on Fridays from 6-7PM for American Indian Storytelling!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Skateboarding group in full effect!

We started our new skateboarding group yesterday. Members and staff brought their own boards (or borrowed boards) and did some leisurely skateboarding behind the Aerospace Museum in Balboa Park. Within a few weeks, we should be making our own boards! Check out pictures from the first group session in our 2011 Food & Fitness Fun album here.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Health Champions Post-survey! Whoo!

It's time for the Health Champions post-survey.  Please visit the following link: and fill out the survey. It will take no more than 10 minutes of your time. There is one ad in the middle of the survey...ignore it. When you've completed the survey, you will be taken back to the blog...that's it...Thanks!