Sylvia Mendez explains journey fighting for education

Civil rights and education activist Sylvia Mendez returned to ELAC on March 30 continuing to enlighten students as the latest speaker of the ELAC Racial Equity & Social Justice Town Hall series, since her last visit in 2014. The theme of the workshop was “Fighting for Racial Equity and Social Justice.”

April 16, 2021

‘A Love Song for Latasha’ shows life not lived

October 2, 2020

For decades, African Americans have been protesting for young lives they’ve unjustly lost.
Now in 2020, people around the world are reminded that things still have room to further change.
Long before Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Trayvon Martin, and even before the Black Lives Matter organization existed, the death of a young girl shook the Los Angeles African American community.


New documentary explores life of activist Dolores Huerta

By Dorany Pineda Director Peter Bratt’s new documentary “Dolores” is a powerful, intimate and engaging look into the life of activist, feminist and rebel Dolores Huerta. Huerta––unbeknownst to many––was cofounder of the National Farmworkers Association, which would later be known as the United Farmworkers Union. She, along with the more widely-known Cesar Chavez, fought tirelessly to change the miserable working conditions and unjust treatment of the country’s food growers in…

September 14, 2017

Documentary encourages students to take action

By Darlene Galvan Female college students share their stories of struggle when colleges’ disregarded their pleas for help when reporting that they were sexually assaulted by male college students during the free documentary screening of “The Hunting Ground.” Andrea Pino and Annie Clark were undergraduates from the University of North Carolina at the time they were sexually assaulted, and joined together to begin a mission to help other college students…

May 6, 2015

‘Harvest’ shines light on migrant working children

By Edwin Funes The film “The Harvest” brought light to an issue concerning migrant children workers in the United States on Nov. 15 in the foyer. The Chicano Studies department brought Julia Perez, the associate director of the film “The Harvest” to speak about working migrant children. The children vary from ages five to 17 and work 12-hour days, picking crops for the public’s consumption. Perez created the documentary in…

November 26, 2012