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Centering the Masses: Little Tokyo Adjacent 3 – Grassroots Rising
Saturday, May 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Visual Communications will highlight its award-winning filmography of documentary, experimental, animated, and narrative films examining the relationship between APA peoples and communities. Looking at other communities of color adjacent to Little Tokyo, we will assemble a two-part program that celebrates all the aspects that make Little Tokyo a vibrant community. Moreover, we will examine the causes that threaten it.
All events below will be at 341 FSN (341 E 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012).
FREE ADMISSION. Capacity is limited. Informal seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
PROGRAM THREE | Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 3 PM
(United States, 2005) Dir.: Robert C. Winn
GRASSROOTS RISING examines the resurgence of community-based labor organizing and the role that APAs play in a movement characteristic of working-class communities of color. Heartrending stories of working life, family, and community organizing are intertwined with evocative murals and rare archival photographs of the Asian immigrant experience and a lyrical narration written and performed by Alison De La Cruz.