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Hotel Mariachi: Urban Space and Cultural Heritage in Los Angeles (Querencias Series) Paperback – October 30, 2013

by Catherine L. Kurland  (Author), Enrique R. Lamadrid (Author), Miguel A. Gandert (Photographer), Evangeline Ordaz-Molina (Introduction)

Price: $35.00

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They Were Shining with Ambition; Stories of the Street Vendor in Los Angeles.

Written by the 12th grade students of Los Angeles School of Global Studies

Price: $15.00

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In Boyle Heights, gateway to East Los Angeles, sits the 1889 landmark "Hotel Mariachi," where musicians have lived and gathered on the adjacent plaza for more than half a century. This book is a photographic and ethnographic study of the mariachis, Mariachi Plaza de Los Angeles, and the neighborhood. The newly restored brick hotel embodies a triumphant struggle of preservation against all odds, and its origins open a portal into the Mexican pueblo's centuries-old multiethnic past.

Miguel Gandert's compelling black-and-white images document the hotel and the vibrant mariachi community of the "Garibaldi Plaza of Los Angeles." The history of Hotel Mariachi is personal to Catherine López Kurland, a descendant of the entrepreneur who built it, and whose family's Californio roots will fascinate anyone interested in early Los Angeles or Mexican American history. Enrique Lamadrid explores mariachi music, poetry, and fiestas, and the part Los Angeles played in their development, delving into the origins of the music and offering a deep account of mariachi poetics.Hotel Mariachi is a unique lens through which to view the history and culture of Mexicano California, and provides touching insights into the challenging lives of mariachi musicians.


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The street vendor campaign touches on social and racial justice issues, workers rights, and the shifting of power dynamics by putting disenfranchised people at the table with decision makers to shape policy that supports them and decriminalizes poverty. This project was a collaborative effort between the East Los Angeles Community Corporation (ELACC), 826LA, and the LA School of Global Studies(LASGS) to capture the stories of LA street vendors.

In this city, if you get caught selling a paleta you’re treated like a criminal. We don’t think that makes a whole lot of sense. Especially when Angelenos turn to street vending to pull themselves out of poverty.

#‎LAStreetVendors love our city and fighting for these hard working entrepreneurs should be in the interest of everyone. The LA Street Vendor Campaign has been able to demonstrate what real #‎VendorPowerlooks like. Over the past year, more than 1,000 Angelenos turned out to tell the Mayor and LA City Council to #‎LegalizeStreetVending. To commemorate this movement, we’re asking for your support by purchasing an official “Legalize Street Vending” campaign shirt! We’re trying to raise $1,000 before the end of the year to help support the organizing work on the ground.


East LA Community Corporation commemorative 20th anniversary T-shirt

Order ELACC’s 20th Anniversary commemorative T-shirt or tote bag today!

Cost: $25.00 each

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East LA Community Corporation commemorative 20th anniversary mug

Drink your coffee or tea in style with ELACC’s 20th Anniversary commemorative mug, order yours today!

Cost: $12.00

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ELACC Glass Storage Jar

Store your healthy snacks and household needs in these commemorative glass jars

Price: $15.00

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