Tongva History Walk of Downtown Los Angeles

Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation - Los Angeles (TRHT-LA) presents an interpretive Tongva history walk through Downtown Los Angeles. The walk attempts to re-envision the landscape as Yaangna - the principal ancestral village for Tongva and Gabrieleno communities prior to contact with European settlers and missionaries in the late 1700s. The walk offers a glimpse into indigenous worldviews and will highlight our current relationships with water and nature, public spaces, oral histories, land, and ancestry. Places to be visited include the Yaangna Plaque, Placita Olvera, Union Station, and other unacknowledged sites. The goal of the walk is to give voice to suppressed histories and inspire new futures for our city and communities.

Walk guided by Craig Torres, Cindi Alvitre, Julia Bogany and Desiree Martinez - local Tongva educators, historians, and cultural workers.

Saturday, November 3, 2018
10 am - 1 pm
Free | All-ages

Meet at Father Serra Park 
(540 North Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012)*

*The meeting place for the walk is in front of the Junipero Serra statue. The statue is located steps away from the Veteran War Flag Memorial at El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

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Please Read:

  • This walking tour will take about three hours. We will be covering approximately 1.5 miles

  • Comfortable walking shoes and plenty of water are recommended. - Capacity for this walk is 25 people. You must rsvp to attend.

  • In the event of rain, this walk will be rescheduled for a later date.

  • Perspectives shared on this walk represent particular worldviews and are not intended to be taken as definitive or comprehensive.