Boyle Heights: Galleries, Gentrification, and Eviction

On the evening of September 16, 2016, Boyle Heights residents and activists organized a protest during an art reception at Museum as Retail Space Mars,  a gallery located in the East side neighborhood of Boyle Heights. The protest was to confront gentrification in the neighborhood and link them to the violence that has harmed the community. The protest was organized by an alliance of local activists and community groups such as Union de Vecinosthe Los Angeles Tenants Union, Defend Boyle Heights, and Boyle Heights Alliance Against Art-Washing and Displacement