Central American Studies

A Personal Cartography of Los Angeles: A Memory Workshop

Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

CARECEN, 2845 West 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90005

Born in El Salvador, Yansi Pérez migrated to New York when she was 8 years old.  She is a professor of Latin American literature at Carleton College in Minnesota, and a specialist in Memory studies.

A Map of Memory flyer

Maps are abstract and partial representations of a terrain.  They don't portray in an exact way the place, they redefine it, place value on it.  What is Los Angeles for each of us?  and How can we represent it on paper?  Each of us will have a subjective map of Los Angeles, with its own landmarks.  What is your Los Angeles?  What people, places, or events are part of your daily life?

This event is free, bilingual, and open to the public.  Many thanks to CARECEN, the Main Museum, the Department of Central American Studies and the Central American United Student Association (CAUSA) at CSUN, for their support making this possible.  Image by Beatriz Cortez.