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 […]
About Erika Ramirez
Erika is a 3rd year first generation college student from Fresno, CA. She was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico. Although she is not a professional photographer, she enjoys photographing events that connect her and La Gente readers with the Latino culture. She loves being part of La Gente because it has given her a space where she can express herself and impact her community through one of her hobbies. Besides being involved in La Gente, Erika enjoys volunteering and helping out her community through UCLA organizations like UCLA BruinCorps and Proyecto de Jornaleros.
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 […]
On November 2, Hollywood Forever hosted its 14th annual Dia de Los Muertos. The theme for the celebration was El Magico Mundo de Los Alebrijes, brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of magical creatures. The event featuring an altar contest, arts and crafts, food and local vendors, a Calaca costume contest, and live performances, highlighting […]
Grupo Folklorico de UCLA hosted its annual Dia de Los Muertos celebration on campus in Ackerman Grand Ballroom. The event featured dance performances, a community altar, face painting, arts & crafts, and Pan de Muerto. Special guest performers included Conjunto Tenocelomeh, Cabeza de Vaca Cultural School, and Ballet Folklorico Alma de Oro de Carson. Photos by Mayra Jones, […]
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 […]
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 […]