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America's Changing Face: An Exploration of Multiculturalism - Los Angeles, CA

January 26, 2012


Date: 01/27/2012 Location: Los Angeles, California Description: Foreign journalists participating in a tour organized by the Foreign Press Center to explore ethnic diversity in Los Angeles, California - State Dept Image

January 26 - 28, 2011; Los Angeles, California
Contact: Washington Media Relations Officer Andrea Corey; and Program Assistant Barbara Cooley
Telephone: Andrea Corey at 202-504-6354, email: coreyad2@state.gov ; Barbara Cooley at 202-504-6352, email: cooleyb@state.gov

The Foreign Press Center lead a group of 17 international print, radio, and broadcast journalists on a reporting tour to Los Angeles to explore the theme of multiculturalism in America. Los Angeles is one of the most diverse cities in the United States with one in every three residents born overseas. Participants met with political officials including deputy Mayor Tracy Gray, various ethnic chambers of commerce, religious officials, attended the 113th Annual Golden Dragon Parade & Chinese New Year Festival, visited L.A. City College, Hollywood High School, the Los Angeles Police Department, and various well known Chinese, Mexican, Korean, African-American and lesser known Pakistani and Bengali ethnic communities.