Taos Pueblo is the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark. The multi-storied adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for over 1000 years. View The City Project’s slide show of Taos Pueblo.
Category Archive: 'Monuments: Diversity, Democracy and Freedom'
Chicano Park in San Diego, CA was founded on April 22, 1970 — the same day as the first Earth Day — when the community of Barrio Logan joined activists to protest the construction of a Highway Patrol station on the present site of the 8 acre park. The community had already been degraded by [...]
Please Vote – Help The City Project win $100,000 in LA2050 challenge so L.A. can discover its forgotten history!Monday, April 15th, 2013
If you haven’t voted yet, please VOTE NOW to help The City Project win $100,000 in the LA2050 challenge so Angelenos can discover L.A.’s forgotten landmarks! With your vote, The City Project will be one step closer to creating an interactive online guide and user-friendly smartphone app that maps city, state, and national cultural and historic landmarks in [...]
Vote for The City Project to Discover L.A.’s Landmarks in My LA2050 challenge! With your vote, The City Project will be one step closer to creating an interactive online guide and user-friendly smartphone app that maps city, state, and national cultural and historic landmarks in Los Angeles County with photos and content about each site’s [...]
“Our world is a better place because César Chávez decided to change it.” – President Barack Obama César Chávez, labor organizer and civil rights leader, practiced social change through nonviolence. He co-founded the United Farm Workers union with Dolores Huerta in 1962. President Barack Obama honored one of the most revered figures in social justice and Mexican American history by [...]
President Obama, who was criticized in his first term for favoring oil and gas development over land conservation, [has] designate[d] five new national monuments . . . . They are . . . the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument in Ohio[,] a monument commemorating Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad in Maryland[, the First [...]
Dolores Huerta was inducted into the California Hall of Fame, receiving the Spirit of California medal on March 20, 2013. She stated: I thank the California Hall of Fame, for raising the importance of community organizing to the highest level of merit and recognition. It is a unique honor and privilege to be included in [...]
On March 14, 2013, legislators reintroduced a bill to authorize the Smithsonian’s Arts and Industries building on the National Mall as the designated location of the proposed Smithsonian American Latino Museum. The bipartisan legislation has support from both Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. “We are in a new era [...]
Chicano Park and the Chicano Park Monumental Murals in San Diego are now officially recognized as national treasures! Join San Diego Mayor Bob Filner and community members at a press conference at Chicano Park on Friday, March 15 at 11:30 a.m. The City of San Diego will be announcing the placement of Chicano Park and [...]
Photo by Angelica. From “Nature Double Exposed” Last summer, ten young Latinas from Boyle Heights were selected through applications to the leadership program Girls Today, Women Tomorrow to participate in Las Fotos Project, a non-profit community program that encourages creativity and self-expression by teaching them the basics of photography. The girls had the opportunity to [...]