Deaf professor becomes deacon, gains perspective on life

November 23, 2016

By Eliana Ayala Dr. Tomás Garcia, born deaf, gained a new perspective on life after overcoming obstacles to become an American Sign Language professor and ordained deacon. “My deafness gave me a broader understanding of the world. My deafness allowed me to listen with my heart.” said Garcia using ASL. As a Latino Garcia’s family had many pictures of Jesus, but he was confused as to who Jesus was. “I…

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Casa 0101 celebrates 15 year anniversary

February 25, 2015

By Jesus Figueroa Former East Los Angeles College student Josefina Lopez prides herself in bringing theater productions to the community she grew up in. Casa 0101 is a theater in East Los Angeles. It was founded by Lopez and is run by several volunteers. “My vision for the future is that we have nurtured enough Latina/o writers [and] that a new Theatrical literature exists because of us,” Lopez said. From…

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