ARC Community Board

The ARC Community Board consists of articles, statements, and calls to action for issues relating to racial justice and equity in South Pasadena. We created this space to facilitate dialogues about anti-racism in the South Pasadena community. If you are interested in having something published on the ARC Community Board, please email us at

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ARC Condemns Anti-AAPI Hate and Violence

These images are from a public art project in New York City entitled “I Still Believe in Our City” by artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya. Learn more about the project here. Written by Will Hoadley-Brill The Anti-Racism Committee of South Pasadena strongly condemns and is greatly disgusted and disappointed by the rising anti-AAPI (Asian American and PacificContinue reading “ARC Condemns Anti-AAPI Hate and Violence”

Racism-fueled Responses to Anti-Racist Yard Signs

Written by Phung Huynh Since the summer of 2020, the Anti-Racism Committee of South Pasadena has brought together residents who are committed to uncovering and disabling systemic racism in our city. We have mobilized and now continue to work in collaboration with community groups with shared values, including Black Lives Matter South Pasadena and CareContinue reading “Racism-fueled Responses to Anti-Racist Yard Signs”

Semi-Permeable Borders: A Hindrance to Change and Solidarity

(SOURCE: The East Sider LA) Written by Ciena Valenzuela-Peterson There is a wall in South Pasadena. It sits, short and innocuous, between our city and El Sereno—a predominantly Latino neighborhood just to our north. This wall blocks off traffic from our neighboring community with a half-block of green “mini-park” space on South Pasadena’s side of theContinue reading “Semi-Permeable Borders: A Hindrance to Change and Solidarity”


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