Community Dinners

Displacement in Boyle Heights

Un Solo Sol is hosting two dinner-discussions about the gentrification unfolding in this community. Founded in 1870, the history of Boyle Heights has been shaped, sometimes violently, by dispossession and displacement ranging from the removal and internment of the Japanese during WWII, redlining by banks to prevent the Jewish community from acquiring loans to buy houses, carving up of entire blocks for the construction of multiple freeways, and the eviction of over 600 families living in Pico Aliso housing projects to name a few. Join us for this important dinner and discussion about what we do next.

OCTOBER 25th, 7pm - 9pm
History & Gentrification in BH - What now?

Join Union de Vecinos directors and community members as they share their experience from two decades of struggle for social justice, the current forces pushing residents out, and followed by a dialog about what to do next.




NOVEMBER 15th 7pm - 9pm

Join actor Yareli Arizmendi (Like Water for Chocolate) discuss the upcoming web series, Gente-fied. Filmed almost exclusively along 1st Street in BH, and produced by America Ferrera, the 7 episode series tells the story of Latinos adapting to the drastic changes happening to their community of Boyle Heights. 





Co-Sponsored by Un Solo Sol. All proceeds go to Union de Vecinos.

November 15, 2016 at 7pm - 9pm
Un Solo Sol
1818 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90033
United States
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Trinidad Ruiz ·

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$30.00 Dinner
1 Plate
$10.00 BH Community price
1 Plate


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  • Trinidad Ruiz
    published this page 2016-11-02 22:03:45 -0700