Adelante raises funds with beats

May 16, 2018

By Kevin Gonzalez The Hip-Hop Summit culminated a three-part series of events that raised funds to establish a first year experience scholarship for East Los Angeles College students on Saturday. Adelante First Year Experience program held the event at the G3 auditorium. The first two events consisted of the Woke Womxn’s Conference and Pride week. The Hip-Hop summit was designed to bring awareness to the benefits that Hip-Hop can have…

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Hip Hop Summit comes to ELAC

By Steven Adamo Analyzing Hip Hop as a tool of change, Adelante FYE’s “Hip Hop Summit” will feature guest speakers and live performances at the G3 Auditorium on May 12. The Emcee and facilitator of the event is Tyson Amir, educator and author of “Black Boy Poems.” The summit will also include a Hip Hop Empowerment panel. Turntablism will also be featured at the event with live performances from DJ…

April 25, 2018
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Adelante FYE to host Pride Week next week

By Cristal Gomez Adelante First Year Experience Program will host Pride Week on April 23 to April 26. This will be the first Pride Week not only in East Los Angeles College, but in the entire Los Angeles Community College District. The event will feature various campus-wide events to bring awareness of the LGBTQ+ community. Throughout the week there will be keynote speakers for each event. Some keynote speakers include…

April 18, 2018
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Social Justice Plactica series ends on topic of micro-aggressions

By Julio Sanchez Adelante First Year Experience Program held its final Social Justice Platica with its sixth guest speaker, Dr. Daniel Solorzano and his presentation on the impact of racial micro-aggression. Adelante FYE student ambassador, Joe Gama who was a part of organizing the event mentioned that the presentation with Solorzano will be closing the series which was started in the fall semester of last year. The presentation covered how…

March 21, 2018
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‘Woke Womxn’ provide empowerment

March 14, 2018

By Jorge Vazquez The Adelante First Year Experience program hosted their “WOKE WOMXN’s Conference” as part of an inaugural Empowerment Summit series complete with multiple keynote speakers, workshops, panels and performances. “The Empowerment Summit Series is a fundraising event with the goal of establishing an Adelante Scholarship program for FYE scholars,” Associate Dean of first year programs Vanessa Ochoa said. The first of the series, WOKE WOMXN Conference, featured five…

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Empowerment Summit Series Preview

By Jorge Vazquez The Adelante First Year Experience program is hosting an inaugural Empowerment Summit series complete with multiple keynote speakers, workshops, panels and performances. The Empowerment Summit Series is a fundraising event with the goal of establishing a Adelante Scholarship program for FYE scholars says Associate Dean of first year programs, Vanessa Ochoa. The first of the series is the Woke Womxn Summit which will feature three female keynote…

March 7, 2018
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Freedom fighter talks community power

February 28, 2018

By Maria Marroquin Adelante First Year Programs Social Justice Plactica on Thursday brought awareness to students about the struggles and similarities between the black and brown communities. Tyson Amir, author of Black Boy Poems, was the speaker of the platica. The publication of his book had a meaningful date for him because it was on the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Black Panther party. He spoke about the…

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Author and prison educator to speak at Adelante event

By Frank Portillo The second event in the Adelante First-Year Program’s Social Justice Platica series for the semester will feature a reading of poetry from author and educator Tyson Amir. Amir will be reading poetry from his newly published book titled “Black Boy Problems: An Account of Black Survival in America” and engaging with those in attendance with a question and answer on Feb. 22. Organizer of the event and…

February 14, 2018
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Chicana mother shares struggle stories

By Steven Adamo Sharing stories of stereotypes about Chicana and Latina mothers in colleges was the main topic at Academic Boundaries & Strollers: Chicana Latina Mothers in the Academy. The conversation, or plática, was a part of Adelante First Year Experience’s social justice pláticas. The speaker, Christine Vega M. Ed. from the University of California Los Angeles, discussed her own personal experience going through school as a first-generation Chicana and…

February 14, 2018
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School program helps both students and its employees

by Hector Gomez Francia Cruz has endured a tough task at East Los Angeles College maintaining success as a student worker for the Adelante First Year Experience Program.  Cruz was born in Mexico, but has lived most of her life in Huntington Park, California.  She has been attending East Los Angeles College for two years now and is planning to transfer by the fall of 2017.  Cruz has helped and…

November 24, 2016
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