Que Viva Chicano Park Day!

This week we have a “Buen Hombre”, episode like no other, a special tribute to all of the “Buen Hombres” and “Magnificent Mujers”  that have contributed to making the Chicano Park the heart of Logan Heights and Barrio Logan in the past and what it will be in the future.  Please scroll below to listen to their videos. We have included links to resources that you can explore after you listen to their inspiring stories. We are asking all listeners to consider donating to the Chicano Park Museum that will be opening soon, this resource will be an important repository for narratives and archives like this that will share these stories with generations to come. 

Our featured “Buen Hombre” this week is none other than Rigoberto Reyes of the Chicano Park Steering Committee, the Amigos Low Rider association, and the Via non profit working as an organizing force on border and humanitarian issues.

Featured: Interview with Rigo Reyes

Season 1, Episode 4

About This Episide

Welcome to our special edition of Buen Hombre Magnificent Mujer, “Que Viva Chicano Park Day”, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of Chicano Park in 1970.  This week’s interview features Rigo Reyes. 

Our featured “Buen Hombre” this week is none other than Rigoberto Reyes of the Chicano Park Steering Committee, the Amigos Low Rider association, and the Via non profit working as an organizing force on border and humanitarian issues.

From lowriders to community activism, this Buen Hombre truly represents what Chicano Park is all about. Check out these links to the projects that Rigo mentions. Also we are asking listeners to check out all Chicano Park projects, led by the Chicano Park Steering Committee.

As Via International Community Development Director, Rigo Reyes develops and coordinates community engagement and leadership training for residents in marginal areas of San Diego and Tijuana and manages our Border Immersion program for students visiting San Diego.

He is a long-time social justice advocate whose work is rooted in early childhood experiences growing up on the U.S.-Mexico border, attending United Farm Workers of America rallies and listening to Cesar Chavez while playing marbles. When he was 12-years-old he rode his bike 17 miles each way from his San Ysidro neighborhood to San Diego’s Logan Heights to witness the land take-over of Chicano Park, and has been a strong community empowerment advocate ever since.

Reyes has been a member of the Chicano Park Steering Committee for nearly four decades, has been lowriding since the mid-1970s, and is a founding member of the Amigos Car Club.

The links to organizations that he is involved with through Chicano Park are listed below.



Amigos Mural


Amigos Car Club


Chicano Park Links and Information








 Chicano Park Official Museum Facebook Page


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Enrique Morones is a Human Rights activist born in San Diego to Mexican parents who instilled in him a deep love for Mexico, spiritual faith and social justice.  He is driven by the passage “for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink.” Matthew 25:35

Enrique has a history of firsts—In 1998 he was the first person to be granted dual citizenship with Mexico, the first president of the San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Vice President in Major League Sports with the San Diego Padres bringing the first ever regular season games outside the US/Canada, the President and Founder of House of Mexico and President and Founder of Border Angels (saving migrant lives), an all volunteer group.

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