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Carribean Fragoza

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Carribean Fragoza is a writer and artist from South El Monte, CA. She has published fiction and poetry in publications such as Palabra Literary Magazine, Emohippus, BOMB Magazine, and Huizache Magazine. Her arts/culture reviews and essays have been published in online national and international magazines such as Letras Libres, Culture Strike, Los Angeles Review of Books, and Tropics of Meta. She is a graduate of UCLA and CalArts' MFA Writing Program. She is founder and co-director of the South El Monte Art Posse (SEMAP), a multi-disciplinary arts collective. SEMAP currently runs a column on KCET Departures about the San Gabriel Valley, called "East of East."

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Rubén Salazar with former President Eisenhower, San Bernardino, CA, 1961| Rubén Salazar (1928-1970) Papers, USC Libraries Special Collections
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Lost LA

Truths Unsilenced: The Life, Death and Legacy of Rubén Salazar

The Chicano Moratorium and the death of Rubén Salazar continue to reverberate today as communities of color speak out against police brutality and discrimination, and as journalists are once again targeted, attacked and undermined by government officials.
CSRC_LaRaza_B12F26S3_N010 Raul Ruiz speaks at a La Raza Unida meeting | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
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Artbound

I am a Mexicano: The Legacy of Chicano Journalist and Activist Raul Ruiz

Photographer, journalist, activist, as well as a Harvard educated scholar and CSU Northridge professor, Raul Ruiz showed Chicanos what to aspire to. He passed away June 13 at the age of 78.
La Raza first edition Volume 1, No. 0, September 4, 1967 | Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
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Artbound

La Raza: The Power of the Paper Unfolds in the Chicano Movement

The origins of La Raza magazine sound like the beginning of a joke or a story that could go in any direction. However, it’s the beginning of the story of the life of one of the Chicano movement’s most important news publications.
Janette Beckman, "Rivera Bad Girls" (featured)
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Artbound

Cruising Down SoCal's Boulevards: Streets as Spaces for Celebration and Cultural Resistance

Boulevards have the practical function of ordering commerce and traffic, but they are also displays of a city’s identity where culture, in its flow, is publicly shaped and performed.
The Migrant Kitchen: Grand Central Market
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The Migrant Kitchen

How Immigrants’ Culinary Traditions Are Making Los Angeles a Food Destination

While migrants from all over the world have been essential to L.A.’s food industry, they have remained largely behind the scenes. It is these immigrants who are re-shaping L.A.’s culinary landscape by infusing global traditions into modern dishes.
BHAAAD talk on Gentrification | Photo: Leonardo Vilchis
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Artbound

Art and Complicity: How the Fight Against Gentrification in Boyle Heights Questions the Role of Artists

In Boyle Heights, the conflict between art spaces and local grassroots organizations has escalated. Residents are bringing into question the direct and indirect complicity of artists and cultural spaces in the displacement of communities.
Juan Gonzalez
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Departures

Harvest of Empire: Interview with Juan González

Juan Gonzalez shares his perspectives on current immigration issues including mass migration of undocumented Central American children to the U.S., as well as how this and other migratory movements are part of a worldwide immigration crisis
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Departures

Latino Businesses Make Their Economic Mark

Latinos businesses are adapting quickly, learning the rules of the game and changing them up with their own skills and savvy.
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Departures

Young Workers, Low-Wage Workers: UCLA Study Finds that Millennials are Among the Lowest Paid in LA County

A UCLA Labor Center study finds that young workers are an important part of the Los Angeles labor force yet also make up a disproportionately large part of low-wage earners.
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Departures

Desirey and the Foot Stompers: How Square Dancing Became a Safe Space for LGBTQ and Adults with Disabilities

Queer and disabled square dancers in Covina, CA break out of highly regimented gender and ability norms to create a safe space within country western culture.
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