Dia de los Muertos festival brings about activism

By Giselle Palomera The Dia de los Muertos Festival at East Los Angeles College featured Aztlan Underground and Cuicani bands that sang about colonization, globalization and self-awareness. Aztlan Underground originated from ELAC and returned to spread the messages they feel strongly about. According to the band, they believe in self-awareness, decolonizing the environment and giving a voice to the voiceless on topics like crossing borders and native culture. “We give…

November 8, 2017

Chicano Studies Department to host annual Dia de los Muertos Festival

By Marcus Camacho A taste of Latin culture comes to East Los Angeles College with the annual Dia de Los Muertos Festival on Nov. 3 starting at 10 a.m. The Chicano Studies Department will host the event at the S2 Art Complex courtyard. The event will include a toy drive where people can donate a new, unwrapped toy to the Wish Upon an Angel Foundation booth. The toy drive is…

October 29, 2014

Muralist inspires youth

  By Manuel Miguel   On the Dia de los Muertos festival, East Los Angeles College invited Manny Velasquez, 53, to participate in it For the last 30 years he has helped youth through art, helping them with their problems trying to get them to understand that there is more to life than where they stand. Velasquez is currently putting up three murals at Van Nuys High School in the…

November 27, 2012