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A Tribute Exhibition: Honoring Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

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Thu, 2013-07-04
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“Life. I love life and I believe in people. I believe in people coming together to make a difference. Vida. Yo amo la vida y creo en las personas. Yo creo en las personas que se unen para hacer la diferencia.” This is just one of many quotes featured in LA Plaza’s newest exhibition honoring Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s journey from childhood to his time as mayor of Los Angeles.

LA Plaza’s exhibition, Anything is Possible—The Journey of Antonio Villaraigosa from City Terrace to City Hall, highlights many important accomplishments throughout Villaraigosa’s term in office, which officially ended this past weekend.

The unveiling of the exhibition took place during LA Plaza’s annual Tribute Dinner, honoring the mayor. On July 1, 2005 Villaraigosa became the first Latino mayor of Los Angeles since 1872 and his terms in office have been marked by important accomplishments.

The mayor’s tribute exhibition gives a personal perspective of Villaraigosa’s story by displaying quotes and childhood images. Throughout the exhibition visitors can view several images of Villaraigosa actively serving the Los Angeles community, from visiting elementary schools, to feeding the hungry and even riding along in CicLAvia.

Don’t miss out on this exhibition on view through July 8th!

This blog entry was prepared by LA Plaza’s Communications Intern, Alex Martinez.

Alex Martinez is LA Plaza’s newest Communications Intern. Currently, Alex is studying both Communications and American Studies at USC. He also serves as Head Coordinator for “Off The Grid” dance team. He’s looking forward to learning more about Los Angeles and Mexican American contributions to history during his summer internship at LA Plaza!