Past: Redlining, Internment, and Resilience
March 4, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
A Zoom panel about redlining and inter-ethnic solidarity in East Hollywood, featuring a fourth generation Black resident, her Japanese-American neighbor, and life-long resident J.T. of Jimbo Times, moderated by journalist Samanta Helou Hernandez of This Side of Hoover.
Jimmy Recinos, Jimbo Times: J.T. The L.A. Storyteller has published critical essays, short stories, poetry, and more for L.A. since 2014.
Karen Burch: A former resident of East Hollywood whose family settled in the area in 1892 and became close friends with their Japanese-American neighbors.
Takashi Hoshizaki: A resident of East Hollywood since the 1930’s whose family was helped by Karen Burch’s maternal grandparents, the Marshalls, during Japanese-American internment in WWII.
Samanta Helou Hernandez, This Side of Hoover: Samanta Helou Hernandez is a multimedia journalist and photographer covering culture, identity, and social issues. Her visual archive “This Side of Hoover” documents gentrification and resilience along the East Hollywood/Silverlake border.