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Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, San Diego Chapter

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Improv Street Theater in San Diego

“We’re here to comfort those who are disturbed and disturb those who are comfortable.” The Sister’s of Perpetual Indulgence, San Diego Chapter came into existence in April 2005. Fourteen San Diegans went up to Los Angeles and talked to their SPI about starting an order. Thereafter, the San Diego Sisters established their SPI chapter and called […]

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, San Diego Chapter

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, San Diego Chapter

  They’re witty. They’re irreverent. They have names such as Sister Hungry Bitch and Sister Hysterectoria. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, San Diego Chapter seek “to promulgate universal joy and expiate stigmatic guilt.” They’ve been called drag queens. They’ve been called a sorority of gay men. As a matter of fact, to be a Sister is a calling and their […]

Eisenhower by Katarzyna Lappin

Katarzyna Lappin Fine Arts

Colorful, lively and playful. These are the words that describe local artist, Katarzyna Lappin’s paintings. Calling Chula Vista home since 2005, Lappin’s work centers on scenes from California, San Diego County and Chula Vista. Originally from Poland, she has chosen our little ‘neck of the woods’ for her pieces because, she explains, “the California landscape is […]

John Fanestil

Border Activists At Friendship Park: John Fanestil Provides Christian Services

Grass roots community activists are many at the U.S.-Mexico border fence in San Diego-Tijuana. I’ve written about the Marcha Migrante, the Deported Veterans and the Maquiladoras Tour, among others. These individuals notice that the U.S. border with Mexico looks significantly different from the border with Canada. They also actively care for and minister to those affected by […]

Playas Binational Garden

Dan Watman’s Quest To Create A Garden Led To Civil Disobedience

Friendship Park, located at the most southwesterly point of the U.S.-Mexico border, exists thanks to a small group of men and women who have come together over time to call themselves Friends of Friendship Park. From about 2006 to 2011 their civil disobedience forced Border Patrol to negotiate access to this binational space, which the federal government […]

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