Friday, May 21, 2010

Twitter Me This: Taco Trucks & Cupcakes - Gentrification, Evolution, or Something in Between?

APA LA Young Planners Group, Latinos and Planning Division and Self Help Graphics Present:
Twitter Me This: Taco Trucks & Cupcakes - Gentrification, Evolution, or Something in Between?
Date: Thursday, June 3, 2010
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Location: Self Help Graphics, 3802 East Cesar E. Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90063

Cost: $10 APA Members*; $15 non-members

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Roopa Dandamudi,

*Panel submitted for CM Credit
** Included with your ticket purchase will be the Don Chow Truck offerings provided after the panel in the SHG Parking Lot.

Taco trucks and food vending has increasingly become a “hot” topic in more established urban environments due to economic factors and land use constraints. The taco truck craze has taken on new evolutions where corporate entities are gentrifying the industries seemingly squeezing out the traditional taco truck entrepreneurs. The discussion aims to focus on the Los Angeles County and City ordinances and the complex road facing planners as they try to resolve the demand for mobile food vending with land use constraints while being sensitive to the traditional ethnic origins of taco trucks as technology evolves the industry.

Panelists: Gabriela Juárez, City of Los Angeles City Planning Department & Wendy Carrillo, M.A., Ethnojournalist

About Self Help Graphics:
SHG is a nationally recognized center for Latino arts that develops and nurtures artists in printmaking. SHG seeks to advance Latino art through programming, exhibitions and outreach to diverse audiences in East Los Angeles and beyond. SHG identifies and engages young and emerging artists from the community in all its activities. SHG will have one of a kind prints for sale from some of the most preeminent artists in the Latino movement. All purchases support Self-Help Graphics programs.