La lucha sigue! By Isella Ramirez

    EYCEJ member Isella Ramirez responds to Governor Jerry Brown proposal of a $176.6 million Exide Clean Up Plan and the impact Exide's lead contamination has on her mothers health and the long struggle yet to come, '....organizing works! In any case, la lucha sigue'.

    "From the time I was a pre-teen to the time I began my Masters program, my momma was a proud wrap-packer for Neimen Marcus. She packaged gifts, celebrity outfits, and everything in between with care. When she lost signifcant sight, she felt purposeless. That quickly changed when she became part of East Yard's Cosecha Colectiva. I'm convinced she fed tomatoes to the entire Bandini Neighborhood some summers.


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Upcoming Events

Membership Meetings 2017

East LA; Every 1st Thursday of the month

Long Beach; Every 2nd Tuesday of the month

Commerce; Every 2nd Thursday of the month

Lynwood; Every 3rd Thursday of the month

Call (323) 263-2113 for location address

Past Events



East Yard Quinceañera ~ 15 Year Anniversary Drag Show Party
The honor of your presence is requested in celebration of the 15th year Anniversary of EYCEJ!
Saturday, October 15, 2016, 4:00-6:00PM
~$15 for 15 yrs~
Hamburger Mary’s  330 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802 Ages 21+ 

Purchase Tickets at the Door!

Baile de Sorpresa featuring Drag Queen performances by: 
Missy Vee and other’s to be announced. We will have prizes, appetizers and music by DJ Smuckers.
East Yard Padrinos y Madrinas:
If you are interested in being Padrino or Madrina (sponsor) of the following items contact us at 323-263-2113.
15era Cake • Recuerdos/Decorations • DJ • Raffle Prizes • Appetizers • Performers (x3)

*Party Attire
*Bring $ to tip and support our performers!

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EYCEJ Yard Sale! October 1, 2016 9:00-1:00MPM

Meet us at the corner of Atlantic Blvd. and Jardine Street in Commerce, CA for a yard sale fundraiser. Snack Bar, Books, DVDs, kitchen items, clothes, shoes, toys and so much more! 
Donations are welcome and needed! Drop off donations at the EYCEJ office: 2317 S. Atlantic Blvd. Commerce. 
For more Info Call (562) 631-8390.


#ReclaimingTheLARiver Youth Photo and Film Exhibit
The Rhythm of the River is Resistance
Oct 8th, 2016, 5pm
Meeting Location: Maywood Riverfront Park
*This is the meeting location for bikers. Take off is exactly at 5pm.
EYCEJ youth will be presenting photography and film exhibit focused on reclaiming the dignity and respect of the LA river by and for the South LA river communities.
Activities will include photo booths, mural, and film booths.
Burritos, aguas frescas, and fruta picada provided.
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L.A. River Bike Toxic Tour: Re-Membering Environmental Racism

Join us as we ride down the LA River Re-Membering stories of fights against environmental racism and other forms of injustice in our communities along the LA River.


When: July 30th, 2016
Time: Ride out at 10 a.m. (Please arrive between 9:00-9:30am)
Start: East LA Civic Center
Closing: Hudson Park, Long Beach 
#EYCEJ #WeAreJustTryingToBreathe #LARiverBikeToxicTour

Kick out the SCIG Celebration


Games – Updates – Family

 Join us for our Kick Out the SCIG Celebration August 20th at Hudson Park! Celebrate the community win to stop the proposed SCIG, a project expected to expand the rail yard affecting West Long Beach and Wilmington.

August 20, 2016 12:00-3:00pm Hudson Park 2335 Webster Ave
Long Beach, CA 90810 ‪#‎NoSCIG‬ ‪#‎WeAreJustTryingToBreathe‬


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Living in a Toxic Environment: Isella Ramirez’s Story