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Latinos Coming Together for La Raza

Latinos Coming Together for La Raza

April 16, 2014: A large number of members from the Latino Greek Council (LGC) attended the General Body meeting of MEChA de UCLA today in order to voice their concern regarding their underrepresentation in their Annual Raza Day. Raza Day is an opportunity for admitted Latinos to start to get involved and be aware of all of the organizations that ...

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Clothesline Project at UCLA

Clothesline Project at UCLA

Throughout the week the Clothesline Project at UCLA attracted students to their annual event at the Dickson Court in which they displayed t-shirts with powerful messages about sexual and domestic violence. Creating these shirts serves as a healing process for those who have been directly affected. Their goal is to not only raise awareness within the UCLA community, but to ...

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L.A. Ska Wars 2014

L.A. Ska Wars 2014

“Todos Los Angeles,” screams Chris Merlin, singer of Chencha Berrinches, and the large crowd of locals begin clapping their hands in unison. These locals helped sell out the 6th annual of Ska Wars, which was held at the Plaza de la Raza on Saturday February 8th. Thirty bands played on one of two stages for hundreds of people, the majority ...

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Believing in a New California, Luis J. Rodriguez runs for governor

Believing in a New California, Luis J. Rodriguez runs for governor

Luis J. Rodriguez, author of the memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A., understands that his former lifestyle is public knowledge and is often used to suppress him. However, he embraces this inescapable “cholo” image. He says it shows his exemplary transformation, which is something he believes he can bring as governor of California. “We need to ...

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Los Callejones (L.A. Alleys)

Los Callejones (L.A. Alleys)

When we think of touring L.A., the first thing that usually comes to mind are museums, the pier, 3rd Street Promenade and Rodeo Drive, but that can’t be all of L.A. right? I decided to tour L.A. and find places that are worth visiting, in specific, places with a high Latino population. Although going to downtown may be intimidating for ...

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DREAMERS are global, protest deportations in France

DREAMERS are global, protest deportations in France

Students march down Avenue Daumesnil in Paris, France carrying signs and yelling: “L’expulsion c’est pas la solution,” expulsion is not the solution. In solidarity, they march for a specific community that the United States is no stranger to—undocumented students. Leonarda Dibrani and Khatchik Kachatryan are two students who were detained at their respective high schools, expelled, and later deported to ...

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La Causa’s journalism group redefines East LA youth

La Causa’s journalism group redefines East LA youth

La Identidad is a journalist group of young adults who attend La Causa YouthBuild. La Identidad was founded April of 2013 by Academic Counselor Omar Jimenez and 8 bright individuals. It began as a journalism class, which later developed into a team of writers. We have both been a part of this group since its beginning. We write articles on ...

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Dia de Los Muertos: Self Help Graphics

Dia de Los Muertos: Self Help Graphics

A Día de Los Muertos Celebration was hosted by Self Help Graphics & Art, located on East 1st Street in Boyle Heights. Along with vendors and face painting, there was musical entertainment and altars. Little shops were set up to sell many Día de Los Muertos themed clothes and trinkets, while food vendors sold various things, from pan de muerto to ...

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Dia de Los Muertos: Placita Olvera

Dia de Los Muertos: Placita Olvera

The Dia de Los Muertos celebration at Placita Olvera took place from October 25 through November 2. During this time, there were candlelit Novenario processions every night with free pan dulce and champurrado offered at the end. On the actual Day of the Dead, hundreds of people were able to enjoy face painting, Aztec dancers, folklorico, strolling mariachi bands, and street ...

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UC Workers STRIKE

UC Workers STRIKE

On Wednesday November 20th AFSCME 3299, a union representing more than 22,000 campus service workers and patient care workers from UC Universities and hospitals, along with the UC Student-Worker Union UAW 2865, students and other allies, marched, picketed and rallied at UCLA’s BruinBear, the Hill and the Ronald Reagan Medical Center. This sympathy strike was the result of the wage and ...

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