Building a New Archive with Community

East of East Logo Final-01-1“East of East” is a collaborative and interdisciplinary archive project by the South El Monte Arts Posse and La Casa de El Hijo del Ahuizote. From January to February 8th SEMAP and La Casa academics, artists, journalists and trained community members will conduct oral histories, creative writing and map making exercises, and digitalize photos. This community generated material will form the basis of a new, digital archive. For more on this project you can read KCET’s article. Throughout the month we will host a series of events, which we will post here. We will also produce articles about SEM/EM, be sure to check out our recent articles on anarchism and Ricardo Flores Magon in El Monte, the founding of South El Monte, and a profile of El Monte author Michael Jaime-Becerra over at Tropics of Meta.

DCA logo 2.“East of East” is made possible by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Cultural Exchange International Grant

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