Entries by Mayra Jones

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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 […]

45 years after a deadly UCLA shooting

January 17 marked the 45th anniversary of the deaths of two 1960’s Black Panther leaders. Alprentice “Bunchy” Carter and John Huggins were two powerful leaders within the Los Angeles branch of the Black Panther organization and movement. They also happened to be two High Potential program students at UCLA. It was at UCLA’s Campbell Hall, […]

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Dia de Los Muertos: UCLA Grupo de Folklorico

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, […]

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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, […]

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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, […]

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Princess with Purpose

For those who are looking for a princess that your daughter, sister, niece or yourself, can praise more for her ethical principles than her appearance, the Guardian Princesses Alliance offers a handful of princesses that provide an alternative paradigm to the Disney Princess market. By focusing on teaching young children about current global issues and […]

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UCLA’s Forgotten Gem: Fowler Museum

The Fowler Museum is an unexpected and forgotten gem located in UCLA. With floating exhibitions that vary from air-filled globes installations, to Chipicuaro Ancient Mexican art, Fowler Museum has an art piece that would spark the interest of anyone and please the eye of any art aficionados.   The installation of globes give a playful […]