This is an in-depth history of the Los Angeles neighborhood from early contact between Spanish colonizers and native Californians to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, the hunt for hidden Communists among the Jewish population, negotiating citizenship and belonging among Latino migrants and Mexican American residents, and beyond. The residents of Boyle Heights have maintained remarkable solidarity across racial and ethnic lines, acting as a unified polyglot community even as their tribulations have become more explicitly racial in nature.
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Boyle Heights: How a Los Angeles Neighborhood Became the Future of American Democracy:
AWFF is proud to present its Official Selection of 2023 Asian Academy Award️️ and Golden Globe submissions for Best International Feature Film and Best Motion Picture – Non-English Language, along with a series of Asian Film Day programs, exclusive presentations, and tribute retrospectives. Our festival aims to promote these films through physical screenings, panels, special events, and social media platforms in order to assist the filmmakers in their campaigns for Award success.
The William Grant Still Arts Center presents The 43nd Annual Black Doll Show, Conjure: Reclaiming African American Traditions Through Hoodoo and Other Spiritual Dolls December 2, 2023 to February 10, 2024 Opening reception, Saturday, December 2, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The William Grant Still Arts Center (WGSAC) is proud to announce the longest running annual exhibition in Los Angeles, The 43rd Annual Black Doll Show entitled, Conjure: Reclaiming African American Traditions Through Hoodoo and Other Spiritual Dolls.…
The Downtown Santa Monica Farmers market is widely recognized as one of the largest and most diverse Certified Farmers’ Markets in the nation. Local residents, out-of-town visitors, celebrities, and many of Los Angeles’ best-known chefs and restaurants, can be found shopping in this location which features over 60 California farms.
Community Band with Logan Hone is held outside in Hermon Park most Saturday, as a series of creative musical sessions and concerts. Musicians of all skill levels, ages, & backgrounds are invited to join the band in learning an eclectic mix of music, including jazz, Latin, folk, & original material. Participation is free. Bring your instrument, water, and snacks. Percussion instruments are provided.
Lively Saturdays with live music, food vendors, and fresh produce, every week from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Owensmouth Ave (between Sherman Way & Wyandotte Street)