Controller Highlights L.A.’s Latinx Heritage by Mapping Historic Places and Spaces

LOS ANGELES — To honor the City’s diverse Latinx communities during Latinx Heritage Month (starts today, Sept. 15, through Oct. 15), L.A. Controller Ron Galperin released an online story map featuring 16 sites in Los Angeles that showcase the influence of Latinxs on local history, politics, arts, culture, education and more. Available at lacontroller.org/latinx-los-angeles, “Latinx Los Angeles” gives a unique look at important places, spaces, monuments and institutions that are publicly owned or have been officially recognized by the City as integral to the development of L.A.’s Latinx communities.

“The Latinx presence has shaped nearly all facets of life in Los Angeles from its founding 240 years ago to the present,” said Controller Ron Galperin. “This story map focuses on some of the public spaces and historical places important to Latinx communities throughout the City. My hope is that Angelenos of all backgrounds will use it to explore their City and learn more about what makes it so unique and wonderful.”

“Latinx Los Angeles” continues Controller Galperin’s innovative use of data and mapping to promote civic engagement and connect people with public resources. On this story map, users can fully explore the monuments marking where Los Angeles was born, along with historic adobes, parks, plazas and neighborhoods.

Explore “Latinx Los Angeles” at lacontroller.org/latinx-los-angeles.

See all of Galperin’s maps at lacontroller.org/data-stories-and-maps/.

Follow L.A. Controller Ron Galperin at @LAController on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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