KPCC In Person’s Community-Driven Storytelling Series, ‘Unheard L.A.’ Returns for Second Season

PASADENA – November 17, 2017 – KPCC In Person, Southern California Public Radio (SCPR)’s events and engagement platform, has received a grant of $100,000 from The California Wellness Foundation to continue its successful community-driven storytelling series “Unheard LA – The Stories of Where You Live,” which had a three-show pilot run this past spring.

The new “Unheard L.A.” season will consist of six shows between January and October 2018 in different venues around L.A. County – exploring communities traditionally underserved by public media. Each show will be free and open to the public and offer a unique platform for community members to share captivating first-person experiences that explore regional issues and identity through spoken word, music, poetry and other forms of expression.

The “Unheard L.A.” shows will be hosted by actor, writer and Watts Village Theater Company artistic director Bruce A. Lemon Jr. and produced by KPCC In Person manager of public engagement Ashley Alvarado and managing producer Jon Cohn. Show dates and venues are yet to be announced but community members are invited to share their stories at www.KPCC.org/unheardLA.

Funded in part by The California Wellness Foundation, the “Unheard L.A.” initiative reinforces SCPR’s mission to be a centering institution and to better reflect the diverse communities of Southern California in its multiplatform service.

For more information on the series, go to www.KPCC.org/unheardLA. To learn more about KPCC In Person and to see other upcoming events, go to www.KPCCInPerson.org or contact Jon Cohn, managing producer, 626-583-5111 or jcohn@kpcc.org.

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