A community input tour to help select between two concepts to honor the Tubman-Chavez Community Center is planned from January 14 through February 4. During tour stops, community members are invited to share their thoughts on a planned new display that will spotlight the rich history of Tubman-Chavez.

“Tubman Chavez Stories: A Community Cultural Display,” will honor the legacy and tell the stories of the community center which opened in 1995 and served the Southeastern San Diego community as a unifying gathering place. The selected exhibit will be housed inside the main lobby corridor of the County of San Diego’s new Southeastern Live Well Center.

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To provide your input, visit: bit.ly/selwc-cultural-display-survey.

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Introducing the Tubman Chavez Stories: A Community Cultural Display

The Tubman Chavez Community Cultural Display embraces the diverse history of this space, which represents the heart, spirit, and legacy that continues today.

Design Concept A- Photo Album Scrapbooks

  • Uses original building sign “Tubman Chavez”
  • Background patterns inspired by indigenous and ethnic cultures
  • Raised scrapbooks contain iconic community images representing the history of Tubman Chavez Community Center

Design Concept B - Chollas Creek Photo Montage

  • Uses original building sign “Community Center”
  • Background is soft textured wall covering with a flowing band of color representing Chollas Creek
  • Montage of iconic community images representing the history of Tubman Chavez Community Center


What is the display? The display will use archival photographs, audio and video recordings, artifacts, anddocuments to honor and tell the story of the Tubman Chavez Community Center.

How were the concepts created? A group of local community members, the Tubman Chavez CommunityCultural Display Concept Design Committee, have convened over the past 4 months to develop a visionand design for the "Tubman Chavez Stories; A Community Cultural Display" for the Southeastern LiveWell Center project.

What design elements will be used in the concepts? 

  • Kumeyaay Handwoven Basket: honors our ancestral lands and Indigenous  legacy
  • Origin Story: vision and legacy of Councilmember George Stevens
  • Shona Sculpture: special acquisition for Tubman Chavez Community Center in 1995
  • Video Monitor: tells the community’s stories — Past, Present and Future
  • Leaf Shapes: short quotes curated from stories told by community culture bearers
  • Southeastern Live Well Center: building on our community’s legacy
  • QR Code: allows viewers to download a brochure that tells the story

Where will the display be Located? The display will be a twenty-foot wall located in the first-floor mainlobby of the Southeastern Live Well Center.

How will my input be used? The community Tubman Chavez Community Cultural Display Committee willreview and apply your input to select the final design.


  • Visit an input tour location, fill out a form, and place it in the input collection box, or
  • Fill out an online form.