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February 11, 1997

Release: Immediate Contact:
Lori Starr Director, Public Affairs
Brigette Bonner
Public Affairs Associate
Jeanna Yoo
Public Affairs Assistant

Event: "Mapping Boyle Heights: Interweaving Histories"-- This panel discussion will explore the history of the Boyle Heights community to develop new ways of defining the boundaries and resources of the city we live in and the people who inhabit its neighborhoods. How do the Jewish, Japanese-American, and Mexican-American histories and communities of Boyle Heights intersect? What are the links between the past and the present? These questions will be explored by a panel of historians, artists, and community leaders. Panelist will include: Paul Botello, muralist; Judy Branfman, historian; Lindsey Haley, writer and poet (moderator); George Sanchez, Professor of History at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Henry Ronquillo, Principal of Roosevelt High School, and Leland Saito, Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego.

"Interweaving Histories" is part of "Local Libraries / Local Knowledge," a three-year initiative by the Getty Research Institute for the History of Arts and the Humanities to document the histories and resources of communities in Los Angeles.

The project continues with a series of workshops that will take place at the Benjamin Franklin Library in March and April with students from Roosevelt High School. Students will map the history and culture of Boyle Heights to create a Neighborhood Resource Guide and Web site for library users.

Sponsor: The Getty Research Institute for the History of Arts and the Humanities in collaboration with the Los Angeles Public Library

Self Help Graphics and Art, Inc.
3802 Cesar Chavez Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90063

Date & Time:
Saturday, February 22, 4:00 p.m.

Free, open to the public (no reservations required)
For information, call (310) 458-9811

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