Cityhood for East L.A. is a project of the East Los Angeles Residents Association (ELARA), a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. Our mission is to develop the community’s social, educational, economic and structural resources through advocacy and civic engagement. Our objective is to incorporate our community and become the City of East Los Angeles. Please join our campaign, or learn more about Cityhood.

East L.A. Mural Tour on May 30

Read our full invitation letter here (PDF) and see our flyer (PDF). Funds raised from this tour will help East L.A. become a city.

Join us for a mural bus tour of East Los Angeles on Saturday, May 30. The murals of East LA represent a cultural legacy of struggle, resistance and creativity painted on the walls for the world to see. Motivated by the Chicana/o movement of the late 60’s and early 70’s, these artworks gave voice to a community that, when not ignored, was disempowered by mainstream media outlets, the educational system, and representative government. Artists provided large-scale mirrors that revealed a history dating back thousands of years, questioned balances of power, motivated political struggle and at the end of the day, established East Los Angeles as a cultural center. While these artworks are embraced the world over we are absent in our stewardship of this legacy. This tour is a step toward a more serious conversation about preservation of this history and enables young people to move it forward.

Special guests to include Muralists Wil Herron and Carlos Callejo

Cinco de Mayo '09 Comedy Night Fundraiser

This Cinco de Mayo, enjoy a night of laughs while supporting the Cityhood effort. The Comedy Cantina is sure to sell to capacity, so reserve your tickets at Tickets will be $15.00 Pre-Sale / $25.00 @ The Door. You can also pick up tickets at Cali-Mex Insurance Services
4519. Cesar Chavez Ave (Nearest cross street is Ford Blvd), (323) 268-0123.

Menudo Breakfast Fundraiser a Success!

Thank you to everyone who came and supported the Cityhood for East L.A. effort on April 11th. Turnout was great, and so was the menudo! Nearly 300 people came through the Eugene Obregon American Legion Hall to support Cityhood.

Below are some pictures from last Saturday, with more on our Flickr page:

Celebrate Earth Day! East L.A. Electronics Recycling Event

Download the flyer (PDF).
En español (PDF).

East LA Electronics Reycling Event April 25

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