Local Live(s), a storytelling event showcasing community voices as well as providing a glimpse into how local journalists do what they do, will premiere Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. on Zoom. You can experience the event by clicking here on the Eventbrite registration page.
Produced through a partnership between the Post and Back Pocket Media, a multimedia storytelling production company, Local Live(s) will feature performances by local jazz and spoken-word artist Shy But Flyy, Laura Som, executive director of the MAYE Center in Cambodia Town and Steven Contreras, community outreach director for the Long Beach Collective Association. Also featured will be Post journalists Jeremiah Dobruck and Crystal Niebla who will speak about the reporting process of some of their most impactful stories.
We spoke with Back Pocket’s McArdle Hankin and the Post’s Stephanie Rivera, about what to expect, how it came about and what it all means.
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