East of East

East of East: The Making of Greater El Monte

A Project of the South El Monte Arts Posse

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Abstract: The story of Michael Jaime Becerra begins with his family’s Mexican origins and their
migration to LA. His father, a child born out of wedlock, spent his childhood in a small mining
town south of Durango. He spent the first 10 years of…

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Apolonio Morales is a community organizer who works on immigration issues at the national level. Apolonio Morales has worked in several communities around the country in order to organize labor workers. The reason he got into politics…

Summary: Donna Crippen is the curator of the El Monte History Museum and has lived in El Monte her whole life. Wife of the former mayor of the city, she raised two daughters while working alongside her husband in their ambulance dispatch company.…

Manuel Martinez and Ofelia Silva, brother and sister who have spent most of their lives in El Monte. They lived in La Mission and have seen events in the LA area from the 1920’s to the present, their lives included World war II, segregation, the…
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