USD’s Ethnic Studies Professor to Premiere Documentary on History and Origins of Low-Riding in San Diego

The University of San Diego’s Chair of Ethnic Studies, Alberto Lopez Pulido, will premiere his documentary "Everything Comes from the Streets" at Sweetwater High School on Sunday, April 21.

"Everything Comes from the Streets" establishes an alternative viewpoint of the Historical California Lowrider Scene traditionally dominated by Los Angeles imagery. The documentary highlights the influence of the Jacket Clubs & Car Customizers of the 1950s, The U.S.-Mexico Border, women, and the Chicano movement in San Diego that led to the establishment of Chicano Park in 1970. All of these aspects meld together in what has become San Diego’s unique Chicano heritage.

"Everything Comes from the Streets" is funded by Cal Humanities, the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of San Diego, and Via International.

This event is free and open to the public. Everyone who wishes to attend must register at There will be a lowrider car on display.

Who: Alberto Pulido, Ethnic Studies Deptartment Chair
What: Premiere of the film, "Everything Comes from the Streets"
Where: Sweetwater High School, National City
When: Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 3 p.m.

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