Film gives insight on historical tragedy

December 3, 2020

By: Annette Lesure East Los Angeles College held a screening of “For Rosa,”  a film inspired by the Madrigal Ten, a group of women unknowingly castrated during childbirth on Nov. 18. Boyd-Batstone is a Masters of Fine Arts graduate from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. She said she wanted to share this film to honor the Madrigal Ten and the many other women whose voices were never heard. ELAC’s…


History of Mexican segregation upsets audience

By Allison Beatty The Social Justice Platica series was centered on the Mendez v. Westminster legal case of 1947 and the hidden contributions of women. The speaker was Dr. Nadine Bermudez, the Associate professor of Chicano/a Studies department and the director of the honors program at East Los Angeles College. Bermudez asked the audience beforehand if anyone had ever heard of this case before. Less than a fourth of the…

December 1, 2017

Video interview with ‘Cesar Chavez’ director Diego Luna

Staff writer Jesus Figueroa interviews “Cesar Chavez” director Diego Luna. Luna discusses his excitement over making a film about a historical Chicano in America and about keeping the film grounded and true to life. Read a full review of the film here: “Cesar Chavez” opened in theaters yesterday. This film is rated PG-13.

March 29, 2014

ELAC history professor gives back to community

By Rosa Guillen  History Professor at both the South Gate and Monterey Park ELAC campuses, Carlos Ramirez, is definitely not “all books and no play.” He also enjoys a jam session here and there with fellow musicians. Even while teaching history classes at ELAC and Advanced Placement Government courses at South East High School in South Gate, Ramirez still makes time to pick up a guitar. “I like to pretend…

November 23, 2011