‘Storying Wyvernwood’ at Cal State L.A.

A community exhibition of cultural narratives

What:  California State University, Los Angeles will celebrate the historic Wyvernwood Garden Apartments located in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles on Thursday, June 5, with “Storying Wyvernwood: A Community-Based Exhibition.”

“Storying Wyvernwood” will feature original spoken word and poetry, music by East Los Angeles-based band The Commons, authentic Mexican food and drink, and much more.

Who:   This project is produced by the participants of Cal State L.A.’s undergraduate studies research program along with the Honors College students and Committee Esperanza. Community members will be in attendance to share their experiences and stories during the public event.

When:  Thursday, June 5, 2014,  4-7 p.m.

Where:   Cal State L.A.’s King Hall Walkway, in front of the Dolcini’s Cafe.  The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) freeway, at the interchange of the 10 and 710 freeways. For a campus map and directions: http://www.calstatela.edu/sites/default/files/univ/ppa/campus_map.pdf

Background:   “Storying Wyvernwood” documents Wyvernwood Garden Apartments as a center for the multifaceted narratives of identity, gentrification and space. The event explores the themes of globalization, business and the cultural impact that these changes pose on families and the individual within a sociopolitical context.

As part of Cal State L.A.’s new initiative to embrace innovative techniques for academic research, “Storying Wyvernwood” embraces the community and exemplifies the link between research and community partnership. This project is sponsored by the University’s Department of English and the Office of Service Learning.

Info:   For more information, go to http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/english/storying-wyvernwood .

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