#ReclaimingTheLARiver was a film and photography exhibit presented by EYCEJ youth focused on reclaiming the dignity and respect of the LA river for the South LA river communities.The exhibit took place under the 105 fwy on the LA River Bike Path. To make this amazing event happen, Youth members participated in summer long workshops dealing with the LA River story, bike toxic tour, photography, film, and poetry workshops. Through these workshop, EYCEJ Youth began the process of forming stories highlighting the role that the LA River has taken in communities of color living along it. The photography and films highlight the many faces and stories that form part of the LA River in an effort to bring attention to the needs of our communities to see improvements and facilitate the use of the LA River as a source of transportation, exercise, creative space, green space, and shelter connecting communities along the 710 fwy. Additionally, films will be used as a public comment tool to push forward in supporting LA River and Bike Improvements of our communities through Community Alternative 7 (CA 7) for the 710 Fwy project. For more info on Community Alternative 7 click here CA 7. We want to thank all of the 70+ participants who attend the event. Together we reclaimed part of the LA River Bike Path with life, joy and art. For more pictures visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EYCEJ Videos produced by our youth members:
Reclaiming the LA River by Jorge & Amando
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Check out media coverage of our event below!
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition: http://lacbc.nationbuilder.com/los_angeles_river_connections_move_forward
Special thanks to for making this event possible: Comida No Bombas Los Angeles, Cruzita’s Deli and Cafe, Calo Youth Build Boyle Heights, #BarriosDeLosRios, Giovanni Solis, Pam Avila, Ana Garcia, Cuauhtemotzin Hache
Photograph Credit: Beatriz Jaramillo