Q&A: Author Of Book About Larry Itliong Talks About Why She Writes About Filipino-American History

Journey For Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong is the first Filipino-American children’s history book written about Larry Itliong that covers his fight against discrimination, unfair wages and poor working conditions for farm workers. South Kern Sol’s Zhakeila Cabico sat down with co-author Gayle Romasanta to talk about the vision behind the book. See the […]

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Learning About LGBTQ History Helps Queer Feel Safe, Panelists Say

History textbooks describe the accomplishments of history’s most influential figures, all the way from kings and presidents to civil rights leaders. Yet LGBTQ+ figures are rarely included in classroom education. At a recent event in Boyle Heights, community members gathered to discuss the importance of LGBTQ+ history. “We need to create a safe space for […]

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A few ideas to rename Robert E. Lee Elementary

Residents discussed possible name replacements for Robert E. Lee Elementary School at a Long Beach Board of Education meeting. People of different ethnicities had different recommendations, but all agreed that the school’s name should reflect the diversity of the student body, and could even provide a role model to inspire kids. “It’s important… that youth have a connection, that they […]

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