"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."
— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project
LOS ANGELES– In continuing the series on Race & Space in Los Angeles, this new installment turns its focus towards the Mexican American community. We will screen a 1957 film that explores Chavez Ravine and its inhabitants as the city planned to build a public housing project (though this plan would be displaced by Dodger Stadium); a 1976 film made at USC that presents contrasting views of a church-run garment factory staffed by undocumented immigrant women; two films that approach the 1971 Chicano Moratorium from distinct positions, one that of the Anglo public and the other from the point of view of the Chicano demonstrators themselves; and, finally, a 1977 film documenting the first phase of the “Great Wall” mural project along the Tujunga Wash drainage canal in the San Fernando Valley in the summer of 1976. Curated by Dr. Laura Isabel Serna who will introduce the films and lead a post-screening discussion, and Dino Everett (University of Southern California), who will also project. FREE EVENT! This project is made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit www.calhum.org. Additional information: Thursday, November 16, 2017, 8 pm @ Echo Park Film Center 1200 N. Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026 Doors at 7:30 pm. This event is free with seating on first come, first served basis. Wheelchair accessible. Free street parking available. Accessible by Metro bus lines 2, 4, 200, 302, 603 and 704. For more information, go to echoparkfilmcenter.org or contact Lisa Marr, Operations Director, 213.484.8846, firstname.lastname@example.org