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Statement of Concept


Our mission is to bring a sense of commemoration, joy, and movement to the LA-5 Plaza through the creation of an inclusive space that honors the diverse CSULB community and the Tongva Gabrielino people. The redesign of the plaza will include a large rope sculpture, a mural representing the Tongva Gabrielino people of Puvungna, native plant landscaping, local artworks from the CSULB population and an artistic process that will include representatives from CSULB and Long Beach’s diverse communities. 


Photos gallery features the flag installation by American Indian Studies to bring awareness to the American Indian genocide during American Indian month at CSULB LA 5 Plaza. In the background by the golf cart is a Gathering OR code installation linking to the proposed redesign of the vacant gold rush 49er LA 5 Plaza. On the opening night, the American Studies Inter-Tribal Drummers performed a sacred drumming and signing ceremony. A very special thank you to Art Neri, Craig Stone, and Jorge Reyes for sharing their culture, customs, and history during American Indian month.

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