The Southeast Los Angeles (SELA) Community Map

The SELA Community Map documents the stories of people and spaces in Southeast Los Angeles through writing, oral histories, and illustration. 

Originally an online community mapping project, today the SELA Community Map has expanded to host in-person pop-ups, develop civic bulletins, and map resources in SELA. 

Ultimately, the mission of the project is to reclaim SELA’s narrative and promote community exchange through storytelling and art so as to create a “third space” for community connection.

Led by: Alejandra A Martinez (MCP '25)

Geography: Southeast Los Angeles, California