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A New Virtual Speaker Series Seeks To Explore The Past, Present And Future Of East Hollywood




An aerial view looking east along Hollywood Blvd on April 27, 2020 in Hollywood, California during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
An aerial view looking east along Hollywood Blvd on April 27, 2020 in Hollywood, California during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
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LA journalists Jimmy Recinos and Samanta Helou Hernandez are hosting a new Zoom event series on East Hollywood, covering topics including gentrification, redlining and housing.

The first event: “Past: Redlining, Internment, and Resilience,” taking place March 4, will explore inter-ethnic solidarity before and during World War II. The next, “Present: Documenting Gentrification,” will gather journalists, community organizers, and activists to talk about gentrification and displacement, while the last installment, “Future: The Fight for Housing” will convene local leaders to discuss what the future of East Hollywood might look like. The events will offer English to Spanish translation.

Today on AirTalk, we’re learning more about the event series and East Hollywood. Questions? Give us a call at 866-893-5722.

For more information and tickets to the events, click here.

With guest host Libby Denkmann

Guests:

Samanta Helou-Hernandez, multimedia journalist and photographer covering culture, identity, and social issues in Los Angeles; her visual archive "This Side of Hoover" documents gentrification and resilience along the East Hollywood/Silverlake border; she tweets @SamantaHelou

Jimmy (J.T.) Recinos, editor-in-chief of jimbotimes.com and host of J.T. The L.A. Storyteller Podcast; he tweets @JIMBO_TIMES