East LA Community Corporation is excited to announce their special free screening of East LA Interchange in Boyle Heights on Monday, October 30th!
The event, "East LA Interchange: The Past and Present of an Immigrant Community" will be presented by East LA Community Corporation (ELACC), Bluewater Media, and Roosevelt High School.
The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion with notable scholars,Dr. George Sanchez (Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity, and History at the University of Southern California), Dr. Marisela Chávez(Associate Professor and Chair of Chicana/Chicano Studies at California State University Dominguez Hills), Dr. Gilbert Estrada (Assistant Professor of History at Long Beach City College), and filmmaker Betsy Kalin. We are thrilled to have these scholars from the documentary participate in the panel discussion since they each have a personal connection to Boyle Heights! The film's story of a proud immigrant community that celebrates diversity, tolerance and activism in the face of great sociopolitical challenges is an imperative message for the present. The event will place the highly relevant issues of today - multiculturalism, immigrant rights, social and environmental justice, displacement and gentrification, and community activism - in historical context and create a framework to understand the continued impact of institutional racism on the neighborhood.
The film will be screened with Spanish subtitles and we will have an interpreter translating for Spanish speakers. This event was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit www.CalHum.org for more info. Date: Monday, October 30 Time: 7:00pm Place: Roosevelt High School Auditorium, 456 S. Matthews St., LA, CA 90033 Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/768693109970026 Parking is available on site.