Community Conference: Towards a New History & Archive (January 25th)

El Monte Berry Strike. Linocut by Álvaro Daniel Márquez .

El Monte Berry Strike. Linocut by Álvaro Daniel Márquez .

Join South El Monte Arts Posse and Casa de El Hijo del Ahuizote for public presentations and discussions on the history of activism, organizing, and social movements in El Monte. Come listen and speak with Diego Flores Magón, Professor Devra Weber, Professor and Performer Rubén Martínez, artists Alvaro Daniel Marquez and doctoral candidate Elias Serna.

Community members are also invited to help us build an archive of South EL Monte and El Monte by bringing family photos for digitalization, participating in creative writing and oral histories.

Saturday, January 25th, 3:00 to 7:00,

South El Monte High School, 1001 N. Durfee Ave.

Introduction: 3:00 to 3:30

            Diego Flores Magón, Director and Founder La Casa

Workshops, Presentations and Discussions

Session A: 3:45 to 4:30

-Chancla Cartography, creative writing for archive with Carribean Fragoza, SEMAP Co-director

-History and state of Chicano/a Studies, Elias Serna, Doctoral Candidate University of California Riverside and Co-Founder of Chicano Secret Service       

-Oral History, Walk-ins.

-Photo Digitalization, residents’ photographs

Session B: 4:45 to 5:30

– El Monte roots: from Revolution to the El Monte berry strike of 1933, Devra Weber, History Professor at University of California, Riverside

-History and state of Chicano/a Studies, Elias Serna, Doctoral Candidate UCR and Co-Founder of Chicano Secret Service

 -Art, History and Memory, Alvaro Marquez, Printmaker

-Photo Digitalization, residents’ photographs

Session C: 5:45 to 6:15

– El Monte roots: from Revolution to the El Monte berry strike of 1933, Devra Weber, History Professor at University of California, Riverside

-Art, History and Memory, Alvaro Marquez, Printmaker

 -Chancla Cartography, creative writing for archive with Carribean Fragoza, SEMAP Co-director

 -Daredevils, Dreamer, and Visionaries, Songs about the San Gabriel Valley, Kent Besoki

6:15 to 6:30, Break and Snacks

 6:30 to 7:00

Musical Performance,

 -Excerpts from The Ballad of Ricardo Flores Magón, a spoken word and musical performance. Ballad focuses on RFM’s time in Los Angeles, exploring the radical geography of the early 1900s. Rubén Martínez is an author, teacher and performer

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One thought on “Community Conference: Towards a New History & Archive (January 25th)

  1. Paul Hagen

    I grew up on near Ranch into And la madera… Before Norwood school Was built There was a berry farm There…. It was Managed by a Japanese Family that lived on the corner. When the the war came and they were taken away……… To Santa Anita race Track…………………prison……………….

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