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Unheard LA – live in Monterey Park (ep.7)

East Los Angeles College
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The second season of “Unheard L.A. — the stories of where you live” picks back up this July at East Los Angeles College (ELAC). “Unheard L.A.” brings experiences and voices from all over the region to your communities. With this show, we’ll be right where East L.A. meets the San Gabriel Valley.

ELAC is in Monterey Park, a diverse city of many firsts. It is home to the first female Chinese American mayor in the country and the first majority Asian American city in the continental United States. The city is also the birthplace of the sealed potato chip bag and the home of the Vincent Price Art Museum, which can be found right on ELAC’s campus.

Join host Bruce A. Lemon Jr. for the live show and stick around afterward for a mixer with the participants and your fellow attendees.


Cory Besskepp Cofer
Violeta Esquivel
Ty Fance
Russ Fega
Rosalinda Flores
Bryan Kett
Maquebeo Manzo
Kate Romero
Oscar Sagastume
Reina Victoria

Have a story you’d like to share? Let us know.

As part of this series, we’ll be hearing true stories from people of different walks of life and diverse experiences. While all of our programming is intended to be inclusive and for a broad audience, it’s possible certain themes or language may not be deemed appropriate for all ages. If this were a movie, we’d probably rate it PG. KPCC is a non-advocacy, nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization. The views and perspectives presented in our “Unheard L.A.” series do not constitute an endorsement by KPCC.

If you’d like more information or have any questions about the events or series, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us directly at Thank you!

KPCC In Person series "Unheard L.A. — the stories of where you live” is funded in part by a grant from The California Wellness Foundation. 

This project was also made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of California Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.