“In a now-retracted description, the Associated Press called the caravan ‘a ragtag army of the poor.’ But I see this latest migrant pilgrimage as something entirely different: a bold people’s movement aimed at subverting the class disparities and strict immigration enforcement of a system deliberately stacked against working-class migrants.” Read the whole piece here.
We're very happy to have our stories and photos from Los Angeles' Chinatown in this latest WAPOW / 華報, a collaborative community-based service learning project in LA Chinatown that engages a multigenerational team of contributors to produce and distribute a bilingual print quarterly. Issue 5 is focused on the idea of home. You can download the whole magazine here.
Photography has become an important part of everyday life, but did you know that you can take beautiful photos with your phone that can also be used for science? Photography instructor Bear Guerra will share tips and tricks in this workshop at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County to make the most of your camera. November 6 | 7-9 pm on Tuesday evening.
“At the start of each year, Southern California gets a glimpse into a future of rising seas, through an annual event called the king tide. On that day, the sun, moon, and Earth align to create a heavy gravitational pull, leading to the highest tides of the year. If “king tide” sounds ominous, that’s because it is, particularly for a city like Imperial Beach, a small coastal town near the Mexican border surrounded by water on three sides: San Diego Bay to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and the Tijuana River Delta to the south.”
Read the full feature in The Atlantic here.
Many thanks to the LA County Library team at the AC Bilbrew branch yesterday who exhibited our project "Going Gray in LA" and took it as a jumping off point to record the histories of local elders, including Ms. Ruby Jones (third from left) who just turned 100 a couple of weeks ago.