Testimonios: Voices of Northeast Los Angeles
Testimonios is a multimedia performance made up of photographs, music, oral histories and testimonies that address the changing face of Northeast LA from the point of view of immigrant, working class, working poor and student communities.
The performance will be made of three parts, all of which interact and inform each other. A musical performance with spoken word interludes will run in conjunction with a slideshow of photographs of residents, landmarks and events.
About the Northeast Alliance:
The Northeast Alliance is a group of local Northeast Los Angeles Residents committed to witnessing and documenting the changing socio-economic landscape of NELA. The group is committed to understanding the full effect of gentrification on immigrant, working class and poor communities and addressing these effects through education, organizing, visual and performing arts and ongoing scholarship. Recognizing that many of the narratives defining gentrification are not coined by the immigrant, working class and poor communities it profoundly affects, Northeast Alliance is non-complacent in challenging those prevailing narratives by presenting and recording voices of those who are not heard.