Behind Our Masks

#BehindOurMasks sheds an important light on how #COVID-19 is affecting young Californians’ everyday lives. From education, to family, to employment, this pandemic has deeply impacted the younger generation, particularly young people of color who are experiencing a different reality than what is being shared in the mainstream media. This project is in collaboration between Boyle […]

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A First Time Voter In Boyle Heights Speaks Out: ‘I Want My Voice Out There’

Arely Valencia is a first time voter. A freshman at UC Berkeley, Valencia realizes it will be different for new voters this year because their first experience will be under unusual circumstances. This election cycle also marks the first time Latinos will be the largest non-white group among eligible voters. The Pew Research Center estimates […]

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Los Fauna Adapt To The Times

The statewide shutdown means bands and artists have to rethink how they’re producing music. Boyle Heights 60’s psychedelic garage rock band Los Faunas describes the changes they’ve made to their process during quarantine: “It is stressful. But we like to take it one day at a time and if not all of us can make […]

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Boyle Heights ‘Artivist’ Helps Raise Funds For Migrants In Detention Centers

Boyle Heights artist Julio Salgado is no stranger to using his art to create social change. Now, he’s directing his efforts to support immigrants in detention centers. “My job is to think of initiatives where we bring artists from our communities, those who are undocumented or formerly undocumented. One of the main goals for the […]

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