Cuauhtemoc Hernandez speaks with renowned Los Angeles native graffiti artist Gajin Fujita about art, growing up in Boyle Heights, historical references in his work and where we are now.
The Reading Group on Mexican Philosophy & Culture meets the first and third Wednesday of the month via ZOOM. We discuss the ideas of Mexican intellectuals past and present. Readings will be provided. All are welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join the group.
Dates: August 5th and 19th at 7:30 PM PDT, via Zoom.
Cuauhtemoc Hernandez speaks with Sandra de la Loza about guerrilla art, politics, and her book, “The Pocho Research Society Field Guide to L.A.: Monuments and Murals of Erased and Invisible Histories”. de la Loza and Hernandez also discuss an upcoming project to do with Sleepy Lagoon.
Episode Seven of the Libros Schmibros Podcast.
On July 19, 2010, David Kipen opened the doors of Libros Schmibros to the community. Ten years later, we’re still working at getting books out to people. Thank you to everyone who has helped us over the years and who has gotten books from us. Keep on reading and we’ll keep on going!
How can local governments become more accountable and effective?
During the second week of our Summer Fellowship Program, we looked at the LA city budget and spoke with Black Lives Matter activist La Mikia Castillo about the proposed People’s Budget, which reflects demands to restructure the city’s budget priorities. We also covered issues of corruption in the city of Bell and in the LA County Sheriff’s department.
Libros’ own Cuauhtemoc Hernandez talks with author and journalist Walter Thompson-Hernandez (no relation) his recent book The Compton Cowboys, growing up in Los Angeles, influences and more.
Episode 6 of the Libros Schmibros Podcast.
David Kipen speaks with John Logan, the Oscar-winning screenwriter and creator of Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, which takes place in 1938 in an L.A. barrio called, ahem, “Belvedere Heights.”
Episode 5 of the Libros Schmibros Podcast.
We are excited to announce the start of the 2020 Libros Schmibros Summer Fellowship Program! During the month of July, students from Roosevelt and Mendez High School will hear from several speakers— filmmakers, policy experts, journalists, poets, and scholars— who will share with us their knowledge of the city. We have revised our course plan to reflect the national conversations around police accountability, economic disparities, and education in city governance that have been galvanized by the murder of George Floyd. For our first week we discussed LA’s indigenous history, how racist policies shaped our zoning laws, and studied the structure of our city’s government.
The Reading Group on Mexican Philosophy & Culture discusses the ideas of Mexican intellectuals past and present. We meet on Zoom and readings are provided. Email email@example.com to join. In our next meeting on Wednesday, July 15, we are discussing the essay, “Art or Monstrosity” (1960) by Edmundo O’Gorman (yes, he’s Mexican). O’Gorman challenged Western standards of art by analyzing Aztec sculpture.