About Us

La Gente Newsmagazine, born from the Chicana/o movement, arose out of a need to represent the Latina/o community and Latina/o issues in UCLA and the greater Los Angeles area. In an effort to be the voice of Latina/o experiences, we have featured news and opinions that highlight our communities since 1971. We continue to provide the latest on art, culture, community, and university news and events relating to our communities.

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For over 40 years in our print issue, we have been serving the Latino community, including students, businesses, organizations, activists, educators, professionals, leaders, abuelitos, tias, tios, etc.

We offer great deals and low rates for our advertisers with special discounts for multi-issue contracts and UCLA campus organizations.

To learn more, please contact lagente@media.ucla.edu

Contribute to La Gente

Don’t like commitment? We have no problem with that. Be a contributor and submit articles, artwork, photographs, letters, opinions (really, anything you want), and we’ll consider it for publication!

For questions, feedback, and contributions, e-mail us at: lagente@media.ucla.edu

FAQ & Facts

WHERE CAN I GET A COPY OF AN ISSUE?

You can pick one up from those beige news kiosks around campus, in your race/gender/social issues/ethnic studies class, at your group organization meeting, or by requesting from lagente@media.ucla.edu.

DISTRIBUTION

We distribute on-campus and we’re reaching beyond the UCLA campus.We have and continue to reach a potential audience of over 40,000 students, professors and faculty members, and community members. Plus–our website garners hundreds of hits per month. Oh yeah, we also mail out subscriptions to non-profit organizations and folks in the LA community. FREE OF CHARGE.

WHERE DO WE GET FUNDING?

Where do we get all the moolah to publish the magazine and keep up the costs of running a publication? From the support of readers like you. We’re a non-profit publications (that means we don’t earn any money and we work for free). That’s right. All of our staff members volunteer their time, blood, and sweat so we can all be better informed and critical-thinking people. So we ask that if you enjoyed La Gente–and would like to see bigger, better things for the future–please consider a donation of any amount. Buy an advertisement – we have amazing rates. Contact us at lagente@media.ucla.edu To find out more information about how you can help.

We are published with support from Generation Progress. Generation Progress works to help young people – advocates, activists, journalists, artists – make their voices heard on issues that matter. Learn more at Generation Progress.

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Join La Gente

Want to join La Gente? We are always looking for bright and talented individuals to join our staff. Positions are open in writing, editing, design, photography, illustration, video, cartoonist, street team, event specialist and business/ marketing. Meetings are once a week. Must be a UCLA student to work on staff.

The application is available here.

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