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Defining 'Chicanismo' Since the 1969 Denver Youth Conference

On March 23, 1969, 1500 Mexican Americans students convened at the Denver Youth Conference, unifying under the term "Chicano." In commemoration, Sybil Venegas, Chair of Chicana/o Studies Department at East Los Angeles College, explains what's changed s...
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Departures

A Kosher Slice of Pico-Robertson

The professor of planning at USC and author of "Urban Tomographies" documents the Jewish enclave in slices.
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Hamilton High School

Alumni of Hamilton High in South Robertson, affectionately called "Hami Kids," are proud of where they come from. Why wouldn't they be?
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Three Waves of Little Tokyo Redevelopment

There have been two conflicting interests in the history of redevelopment in Little Tokyo: the needs of the local, predominantly Japanese-American community on one side, outside interests on the other.
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The Last Days of the Southern California Gardeners' Federation

The Gardners' Federation was created at a time when there were about five to eight thousand Japanese American gardeners working in Southern California.
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Round Table Discussion: Five Former Nisei Week Queens

While the Nisei Week Festival arouses cheer for seven days of celebration, the duties of the Nisei Week Queen are everlasting.
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Departures

Japanese Picture Brides: Building a Family through Photographs

In the early 20th century, marriage through picture brides was the only way for issei Japanese pioneers in the U.S. to start a family.
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Departures

Mapping the Untold Stories of Little Tokyo

In preparation for production on Departures' Little Tokyo, we're mapping important places in the history of the community. Add your story about one of the places already listed or suggest a new place in the map to help shape the narrative on Departures...
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Earth Focus

Visceral Sculptures Unveiled Along New L.A. River Walking Path in Studio City

Grand opening of the Radford Artwalk, a two block pathway, newly landscaped and lined with metal sculptures.
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'Go For Broke' Commemorates Japanese American Soldiers

After Memorial Day and in preparation for KCET's screening of "442nd: Live With Honor, Die With Dignity," explore the history of the Go For Broke Monument, dedicated to Nisei World War II veterans.
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