East Los Angeles College celebrates Dia de los Muertos

  By Sergio Berrueta The third Annual Dia de los Muertos event brings Mexican culture to a new generation of Latinos. The event was held in the Perfoming and Fine Arts courtyard. Started by the Chicana/o Studies Department, the festival gives those in the community and students the opportunity to celebrate the festivities. The event was also funded through the Associated Student Union (ASU). Local artists were on hand to…

November 5, 2014
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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
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Elac revives Cinco de Mayo celebration

By Ruben Hernandez  East Los Angeles College students received a taste of Mexican culture when the Cinco de Mayo celebration continued through the week. Cinco de Mayo is a traditional event commemorating the Battle of Puebla, in which the Mexicans fought the French for the occupancy of Mexico in 1862. Headlining the event were musical performances and customary dances honoring the various provinces of Mexico. ELAC’s child development center kids…

May 17, 2014
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