The LAVC Library has many resources that celebrate, reflect upon, or analyze the Latinx cultural experience. Use the menu on the left to see a selection of the library books, eBooks, streaming video, and other resources. During Latino Heritage Week (Oct 29-Nov 2) many of the books listed here will be in a display near the library entrance--feel free to take a look and check one out to read at home!
As always, if you have any questions or comments, you can find us at http://www.lavc.edu/library/ask.html
The Great Wall of Los Angeles
Along the east side of the LAVC campus is one of the most important pieces of public art in Los Angeles, a mural conceived by Chicana artist Judy Baca and painted over the course of 5 summers in the mid-1970s by over 400 members of the community, many of them teenagers. The Great Wall of Los Angeles depicts the "history of ethnic peoples of California from pre-history to the 1950s"(1) and runs from Burbank to Oxnard in the Tujunga Flood Control Channel. For more information on the mural, see the SPARC (Social and Public Art Resource Center) website.
Image credit: "On a Walk to see The Great Wall of Los Angeles" by Kent Kanouse https://flic.kr/p/dEXsff (CC by-NC 2.0)
(1) "The Great Wall Explained" Social and Public Art Resource Center website. http://sparcinla.org/programs/the-great-wall-mural-los-angeles/ Accessed Oct. 25, 2018.