East of East

East of East: The Making of Greater El Monte

A Project of the South El Monte Arts Posse

Historia de los Monteros

Dublin Core


Historia de los Monteros


Murals, Activism, & Community in
El Monte & S. El Monte 1960–70s


Jan 16 & 30, 2–4pm

Latino Americans Documentary
Film Screening

Film screening will be followed by a
community discussion with Virginia
Espino, oral historian and co-producer
of No Más Bebés, and Romeo Guzmán,
co-director of South El Monte Arts Posse.
South El Monte Senior Center

Feb 13, 2–4pm
Lost Murals of South El Monte
and El Monte

Screening of archival 16mm film and
discussion with artist Ron Reeder and
Carribean Fragoza, co-director of South
El Monte Arts Posse. Followed by a
muralism history workshop by Mexicali
Rose artists.
South El Monte Senior Center

Feb 20, 2–4pm 
Gloria Arellanes and
the Chicano Movement

Former Brown Beret and El Monte
resident, Gloria Arellanes, shares her
memories of her participation in the
Chicano Movement. Moderated by
Juan Herrera, assistant professor of
Ethnic Studies at Oregon State.
El Monte Library

March 5, 10am
In Search of Our Murals:
Community Bike Ride

Join Day One for a bike ride to South
El Monte and El Monte’s lost murals.
Meet at South El Monte City Hall.
Bring your bike!
South El Monte City Hall

April 2, 2–4pm

Immigration Raids and Immigrant
Resistance in 1970s El Monte

Adam Goodman, postdoctoral scholar
at USC, will discuss the history of
immigration raids and migrant
resistance at the Sbicca shoe factory. 
If you remember this case, please join
us and share your stories.

East of East 2016, Historia de los Monteros is funded by Latino
Americans: 500 Years of History, which has been made
possible through a grant from the National Endowment for
the Humanities and the American Library Association.




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