Dolores Guerrero, an East Los Angeles native, is a screen printer long associated with the Chicana/o
movements. During her fine arts studies at UCLA, Guerrero began her life long commitment to Self Help Graphics, a community visual arts center in East L.A, and collaborated with other Chicana/o art activist in the Highland Park-based collective, Centro de Arte Publico
. The collective was one of many active organizations in Highland Park that contributed to the visibility of Latino identity
and art in the public via murals, community workshops and signage. Guerrero shares her experience about the collective and other artists from the era for the chapter "Painting the Walls."