USD Lowrider Documentary and Car Show Coming to Campus

"Everything Comes From the Streets," a one-hour documentary, traces the origins and history of lowriding, the unique car customizing tradition among Chicanos and Mexicans, in San Diego, California, and the borderlands. The documentary, features the men and women who pioneered and shaped the movement defined by self-expression and cultural ingenuity. Directed by Alberto Lopez Pulido, professor in the Ethnic Studies Department at the University of San Diego, this film was also the winner of the Best Film award at the Barrio Film Festival this year.

WHAT: Small Lowrider Car Caravan and Car Show
Followed by a Screening of Everything Comes from the Streets

WHEN: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Car Show beginning at 4:30 PM
Documentary premiere at 5:30 PM

WHERE: The Warren Auditorium in Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
University of San Diego
5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA 92110

CONTACT: Alberto López Pulido, Director
Kelly Whalen, Producer

Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

To view a trailer for the documentary, go to

For more information about the film and additional screenings, go to


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The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.


Denise Ward
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