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Premiered Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023
Our host, Jhmira Alexander, invites you to join her for the series premiere of "Public Narrative: A Word with Jhmira Alexander." Special guests include Arkey Adams, former artistic producer for Lookingglass Theatre, and Tacuma Roeback, managing editor of the Chicago Defender.
Our Stories, Our World is a youth-led series of community-centered narratives about public safety, public health and public education. This six-episode podcast is a first-ever collaboration between Public Narrative and A Picture’s Worth, an Ohio-based nonprofit focused on strengths-based storytelling for community change. The series combines audio stories and photography to create a set of citizen-centered podcasts that flip the script on traditional media narratives--uplifting community perspectives rather than focusing on conflict.
Youth selected to participate include Kaylen Brandt (left), 17, of Chatham; Daniel Animashaun (center), 16, of Woodlawn; and Andrea Hernandez (right), 19, of Englewood. Our Stories, Our World allows them to highlight key narratives that add depth and context to critical issues. The series also features original music by Malci, a Chicago-based hip-hop artist, producer and co-founder of Why? Records.
The podcast launched in September, and concluded in December 2021. Go to apicturesworth.org/publicnarrative to listen, or find the series on all podcast platforms. Email Mareva Lindo at mlindo (at) publicnarrative (dot) org for media inquiries or information about the podcast.
PODCAST RELEASE SCHEDULE & GUESTS:
Oct. 7 - Episode 1: Shohn Williams, Dean of Students at Lindblom Academy, interviewed by Daniel Animashaun (Public Education)