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Chicano Batman at the Getty

Chicano Batman at the Getty

It’s been a month and I can still hear Bardo’s Yamaha YC-30 humming inside my ears. I get chills as I reminisce about the electric set that had everyone dancing at the Museum Courtyard of the Getty Center on July 12th. Chicano Batman performed for free as part of the Saturdays of the 405 concert series, held every summer by ...

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Bell to Open Shelter for Central American Refugees

Bell to Open Shelter for Central American Refugees

More than 100 Los Angeles and City of Bell residents packed the City of Bell Community Center Wednesday evening to discuss a letter from the Salvation Army proposing to open a 30 day shelter for 137 Central American children. Thousands of children from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala have recently made the dangerous journey from Central America to the U.S ...

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Brown Berets visit UCLA

Brown Berets visit UCLA

Professor Milo Alvarez moderated a discussion that revolved around the founding of the Brown Beret organization. The panel was composed of founding fathers and members of the Brown Berets David Sanchez and Ralph Ramirez along with Rona Fields.  The discussion took place on May 21, 2014 from 3p.m.-5p.m. in the Chicano Studies Research Library located inside the Haines Hall in ...

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La Raza Meets Up at Coachella 2014

La Raza Meets Up at Coachella 2014

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is synonymous with intense heat, soreness, dehydration, and pain, and yet it never fails to sell out every year. It is recognized world-wide as the official opener for music festival season, and people from all over the world are willing to pay small fortunes just to be able to attend. The truth is ...

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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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A seminar with Dr. Noam Chomsky, “Father of Modern Linguistics”

A seminar with Dr. Noam Chomsky, “Father of Modern Linguistics”

On Friday, March 14th at UCLA’s Neuroscience Research Building a large audience warmly received Dr. Noam Chomsky. IMED Seminars hosts a series of seminars, bringing prominent people from academic, science, and political spheres. On March 14th, they brought the MIT professor known as the “Father of Modern Linguistics,” a political dissident commentator, and a social activist. He begun to talk about ...

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Escribiendo pa’ La Gente desde 1971

Escribiendo pa’ La Gente desde 1971

On January 17, 2014, three members of La Gente’s original staff came to speak to the current staff members. Sam Paz, Josie Alavarez, and Laura “Woody” Rangel spoke of the past struggles and accomplishments of La Gente’s inception. Due to a lack of outlets for Latin@ sensitive articles, student activists created their own Latin@ newspaper, La Gente, in February of ...

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Sundance 2014 in images

Sundance 2014 in images

  Gentista Oscar Magallanes attended the first few days of the Sundance Film Festival. He captured his experiences with iPhone images, one of which was watching “Cesar’s Last Fast,” which captures moments from Cesar Chavez’s 36-day water-only hunger strike. Another was watching “Concerning Violence,” narrated by singer Lauryn Hill, which looks at the African liberation struggles of the 60s and ...

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National Immigrant Youth Alliance and the Dreamer9

National Immigrant Youth Alliance and the Dreamer9

The National Immigrant Youth Alliance (NIYA) is a national community organization led by undocumented youth who seek to create equality for all immigrants regardless of their undocumented status. NIYA’s most recent campaign happened this past summer where nine undocumented students who had voluntarily left the country or had been deported to Mexico, attempted to cross the U.S. border through Nogales, Mexico. ...

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Cesar Chavez at UCLA, 1971

Cesar Chavez at UCLA, 1971

On October 1971, La Gente covered Cesar Chavez’s visit to UCLA where he condemned a proposition that would have taken away farm workers’ rights to strike and he also encouraged the boycott of lettuce. Taken from La Gente’s archive.    

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