East LA Interchange

East LA Interchange: Screening and DiscussionEast LA Interchange: Screening and Discussion

East LA Interchange tells the story of working-class, immigrant Boyle Heights, the oldest neighborhood in East Los Angeles. Targeted by government policies, real estate laws, and developers, this immigrant neighborhood survived racially restrictive housing covenants, Japanese American incarceration, federal redlining policies, and the building of the largest and busiest freeway interchange system in the nation: the East LA Interchange. The post-screening conversation featured director Betsy Kalin, Damaris Reyes (Good Old Lower East Side), Jack Tchen (A/P/A Institute Founding Director), and George Sanchez (Professor and Vice Dean for Diversity and Strategic Initiatives, University of Southern California).