Murals, Wyvernwood topics at East Side Stories educational conference in Boyle Heights

Jun. 28, 2013 / By


Workshops in session at Roosevelt High School. Photo by Gene Dean

By Gene Dean

The second annual Politics and Pedagogy conference was held Saturday at Theodore Roosevelt High School, creating an opportunity for students from various Los Angeles-area high schools to teach about a range of social justice issues within their communities.

The conference, titled East Side Stories: A grassroots vision for education and community, was put together by a collective of teachers and students to bring culture, food and progressive educational workshops focused on Boyle Heights youth.

“We want our students to identify a problem or a concern of the community, and do their own research to not just identify but do something about it,” said educator Roxana Dueñas, Roosevelt history teacher and one of the founding members of the collective.

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