Witness to LA History: Arnoldo’s Brother

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Witness to LA History: Arnoldo’s Brother

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Witness to LA History emerged as the first digital production of the UCLA/SPARC Cesar Chavez Digital Mural Lab composed of six, 8'x 9' digital murals output on vinyl. Each piece represents a different group that has contributed to the multi-ethnic history of Los Angeles. We chose a “cholo” as our witness to challenge our viewers’ preconceptions of the Chicano/a and Latino/a in a time of anti-Latino sentiment. The image of this fourteen year-old boy, Arnoldo’s brother, can stir up a firestorm of controversy, yet he is an individual and a child… He stands on a field of what appears to be street graffiti: in actuality, it is a painting of respected Chicano artist Charles “Chaz” Bojorquez; represented in the CARA exhibit. In choosing this witness, we wanted to propose that our community review its own prejudices and not only learn to understand the struggles of, but to take pride in our youth. Cholos (and the pachucos before them) have historically been scapegoats and much ignored witnesses of Mexican-American culture.

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