Past Events/Projects

UCLA Chicano Studies Panel Discussion

Talk: Guadalupe Rosales Presents “Southern California Chicano Party Crews and Rave Scene in the 1990s”

Event Date: 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 4:00pm

Event Location: 

CSRC Library - 144 Haines Hall

Guadalupe Rosales's collection at the CSRC consists of ephemera and memorabilia that highlight the Chicana/o underground party crews and rave scenes of Los Angeles during the 1990s. These gatherings occurred in residential backyards and industrial warehouses throughout Boyle Heights, East Los Angeles, Highland Park, as well as neighborhoods in the San Gabriel Valley, San Fernando Valley, and Southeast Los Angeles. This youth culture phenomenon also occurred in cities such as Sacramento and San Diego, and in Orange County and the U.S. Southwest. Popular party crews during this time included Aztek Nation, East LA Madness, East LA Q-Teez, Midnight Pleasure, Swing Kidz, and Operation X, among others.

Here is a video documentation of the panel discussion