Vickie Vértiz | KCET
Vickie Vértiz is a writer from Bell Gardens. The oldest child of an immigrant Mexican family, Vértiz’s writing can be found in the New York Times magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle, among many other publications. Her book "Palm Frond with Its Throat Cut" won the 2018 PEN America literary prize in poetry. A recipient of fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, VONA, CantoMundo, and Macondo, Vickie is also part of Miresa, a feminist speaker’s collective. She teaches writing at UC-Santa Barbara. Follow her adventures on IG: @vickievertiz and @miresa_co.
Post date: 2020-07-30T12:13:48-07:00
For the community of Southeast Los Angeles, this homegrown arts festival and all of the people involved are a reminder to never give up and do it ourselves.
Post date: 2017-09-20T12:00:00-07:00
Located 20 minutes from downtown, the southeast suffers from life-threatening pollution across the cities of Bell, Bell Gardens, Cudahy, Huntington Park, Lynwood, Maywood and Vernon.
Post date: 2017-01-26T09:30:09-08:00
Protest photographs bridge Latino youth cultures across space and time. They remind us that Chicano youth continue to not only speak out about injustice but thrive despite it.
Post date: 2016-02-24T16:12:43-08:00
Though the extravagant casino stands in great contrast to the surrounding working class communities, its relationship to the city is complicated
Post date: 2015-12-18T08:36:32-08:00
Business is booming for Ana Guajardo and dozens of other local Latina and POC vendors.
Post date: 2015-11-20T06:17:47-08:00
Despite dwindling numbers, the Miss Bell Gardens pageant cultivates leadership from woman to woman.