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MAGAZINE: 4 City College students share stories of hardship, pain at VAMP

Storytelling showcase allows students to turn painful experiences into beautiful performances
Kathryn Gray, Multimedia Journalist May 11, 2021
Four City College students tell the stories behind their VAMP showcase performances.
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VAMP performers and producers

VAMP a chance for City College students to turn pain into performance

Storytelling "is part of a really powerful inheritance and legacy"
Kathryn Gray, Multimedia Journalist May 11, 2021
VAMP, Visual Audio Monologue Performance, is taught in many City College English classes where all students are encouraged to submit work for the opportunity to perform in front of a virtual audience.
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Devan Watson at VAMP

City College students’ stories an act of social justice at VAMP

Seven selected to read and perform original works
Kathryn Gray, Multimedia Journalist March 25, 2021
Seven San Diego City College students were chosen from a pool of 50 to perform original written works that were part of Visual Audio Monologue Performance, also known as VAMP.
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6th Annual Social Justice and Education Conference opens tomorrow

Two-day virtual event will feature panel discussion and presentations about local community challenges
Kathryn Gray and Will Mauriz March 23, 2021
San Diego City College will be hosting the sixth Annual Social Justice and Education Conference on March 24-25 on Zoom.
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VAMP performers reveal ‘the other side’

Katherine Salindayao-White October 27, 2015

There was a full house Oct. 15 at the San Diego Central Library where student finalists performed for VAMP — the Visual/Audio Monologue Performance. Not only did the seats fill up quickly, but there...

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Book Fair celebrates 10 years

Katherine Salindayao-White October 14, 2015

The City College Book Fair, an event that showcases literature, arts and music at San Diego City College, will celebrate its 10th anniversary Oct. 13-16. City College celebrates its diversity during this...

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A VAMP participant reads her “taking a stand” inspired monologue during the VAMP showcase on March 26. City Times archive. Photo credit: Richard Lomibao

VAMP showcase to explore ‘The Other Side’

Katherine Salindayao-White September 6, 2015

The VAMP (Visual/Audio Monologue Performance) showcase returns for its fourth semester at City College. It will be held on Oct. 15 at the San Diego Central Library. Students can turn in a three to eight...

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Student Jesimarie Rodriguez recites a written monologue at VAMP on March 26 along with eight other students. Photo credit: Richard Lomibao

Students stand up in VAMP show

Franchesca Walker, Co-Arts & Features Editor April 21, 2015

Surrounded by street art painted by local artists, nine City College students told powerful stories that changed each of their lives at the SILO in Makers Quarter on March 26. Titled VAMP (Visual/Audio...

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Author Lysley Tenorio reads excerpts from his book “Monstress,” the 2014 One Book, One San Diego selection in V-101 during the Ninth Annual San Diego City College International Book Fair Oct. 16. Photo credit: Miguel Cid

Going by the book – The Ninth Annual San Diego City College International Book Fair has authors and artists share their stories

Miguel Cid October 28, 2014

On Oct. 13 City College began its ninth annual international book fair. The week long event ran until Oct. 20 and featured new and returning writers taking part in readings and discussions throughout the...

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VAMP Showcase this October

Aldo Ramírez September 16, 2014

For the second consecutive year, a VAMP (Video Audio Monologue Performance) showcase is being presented this October by San Diego City College this October. In association with So Say We All, a literary...

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