Community Health, Youth Voices
On March 6, 1968, hundreds of students poured out of their classrooms and marched to the main entrance of Theodore Roosevelt High School. With Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles at the epicenter, the protest animated the frustration of urban Chicano youth with injustices in the school system. “Yet many young people don’t know about that history. Today a new ethnic studies class at Roosevelt aims to change that by educating youth about their roots and instilling a new generation with pride.” Teaching Boyle Heights’ history to a new generation, in an article for Boyle Heights Beat.