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Didja catch catch the Los Angeles Times 8/1/04 piece about Self Help Graphics in East LA?

The community arts center, founded by Sister Karen Boccalero, not only promoted Chicano artists but also nurtured the LA punk rock scene in its infancy. Willie Heron of the band "Los Illegals" and Joe Suquett persuaded Sister Karen to let them found the Club Vex, a twice-monthly punk-rock club, at the Self-Help Graphics' hall.

Club Vex attracted people from all over town to see Latino bands on their own turf and brought many non-Hispanic musicians and fans from all over the city to a location in the heart of Boyle Heights East LA (thanks for the correction $andy Kane). This was a milestone for the deeply segregated LA youth cultures in the early '80s.