Dia de Los Muertos festival celebrates memories of loved ones

By Jade Inglada Students and members of the community were welcomed to honor and celebrate their loved ones during the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival on Nov. 3. The Dia de los Muertos festival was sponsored by the Associated Student Union and supported by the Chicano Studies Department and Wish Upon an Angel Foundation. Chicano Studies Professor Angelita Rovero, who is the organizer of the event…

November 8, 2014
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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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Book festival brings locals together

By Dulce Carrillo and Megan G. Razzetti  The Los Angeles Latino Book and Family Festival provided educational fun for local families on Saturday in the Performing and Fine Arts Complex at East Los Angeles College. Latino Literacy Now, Go East L.A. and ELAC hosted the event which included Dia de Los Muertos celebrations, authors,seminars and food booths. “I brought my daughter to have her get involved with other kids and…

November 5, 2014
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Dia de los Muertos celebrated in Boyle Heights

    By Lourdes Espinoza   The 3rd annual Dia de los Muertos event held at Mariachi Plaza offered the hundreds of local community residents who attended an array of entertainment and activities on Sunday, Nov. 4. This all-day event was free and open to the public hosted by the Boyle Heights International Farmer’s Market. Dia de Los Muertos is a holiday that originated from both Spanish Catholicism which celebrated All…

November 7, 2012
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Self-Help Graphics celebrates death

By Maria Gonzales Self-Help Graphics & Art’s 38th Annual Celebration of Dia De Los Muertos brought the community together with a wide spectrum of cultural arts and entertainment. The event commemorated the annual celebrations that fuse Christians and other spiritual beliefs of the afterlife. The theme of the night was “Revival,” in celebration of SHG’s new home located in the heart of Boyle Heights. The evening started with a traditional procession from…

November 9, 2011
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