Janet joined ELACC in January of 2007 to lead organizing efforts for tenants in the Boyle Hotel Apartments and with the Mariachis in Mariachi Plaza. Soon after joining ELACC, Janet expanded her work into base building and leadership development for our Metro CBA campaign. For the past few years she has been leading ELACC’s efforts to transform conditions in Los Angeles and Boyle Heights so that street vendors can thrive. She incorporates teatro and other popular education techniques into her organizing as a tactic to build leadership and community organizing skills within ELACC’s membership. Her background includes working with students on educational equity and environmental justice issues. Janet graduated with a degree in History and Chicana/o Studies from the University of California, Davis in 2005.
Eastsider Tidbit – “I recommend most Boyle Heights sidewalk vendors. “Hello Lupe” provides a delicious crepe or pancake made with natural fruits and other delicious toppings. I know clients that come from all over L.A. to find Lupe’s delicious desserts. Lupe sets up on weekends around Cesar Chavez and Breed St. Once you are in the know, she is open to giving you’re her phone number so that you can fulfill your crepe cravings on a more regular basis. She can also cater your event!”