The Next Chapter for the Great Wall of Los Angeles | KCET
The Next Chapter for the Great Wall of Los Angeles
As history repeats itself, stories in the Great Wall of Los Angeles can empower students in high school and college today. Panels depicting mass deportations and strikes against low wages, for example, inspire today's Latino youth struggling for access to education. In restoring the Great Wall, historic battles for equality against injustice are refreshed in the public conscience and give context to contemporary issues like the DREAM Act.
The mural represents a timeline, from prehistory up until the 1950s. History, however, is made daily. According to SPARC, an extension of the Great Wall is underway with preliminary digital artwork and narratives from the 1960s to the 1990s currently in the works. Extending the timeline of history will inform the communities of the cycles of history, from which to learn and draw strength. It will give voice to the events and people that shaped our country, pointing towards a future in which our children can learn from the past.
Karina Perez: The Power of a Picture
UCLA student Karina Perez explains the power of expression through murals.
Anna Yegiyan: Immigration Reconsidered
High School student Anna Yegiyan explains the epiphany she had on the topic of immigration.
Myisha Aellano: History Made Today
Student Myisha Aellano talks about how the Great Wall saves an often ignored part of the history of her ancestors.
During the late 19th and early 20th century, many mass-produced black dolls were stereotypical, caricature-like and expressed racist undertones. Shindana Toys helped change the paradigm, irrevocably changing the toy industry today.
On November 24, 1965, the Louis Smith and Robert Hall launched an organization called Operation Bootstrap. The organization emphasized the importance of black entrepreneurship and used its business initiatives to shift public perception of black identity.
The Yurok people care for all of their family members, and their kin — including condors and salmon — reciprocate the care.
Astrophysicist Andrea Ghez, user experience designer Evan Sullivan, and choreographer Kyle Abraham talked about everything from what it means to be creative to how we can overcome creative fears.
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