Monday, October 14 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Town and Gown (TGF)
665 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Where Policy Hits the Pavement: Storytelling in a Disconnected Age
Join us for an evening with Soledad O'Brien as she shares her personal and professional experience of using narrative as a way to reach better public understanding of today’s policy issues.
O’Brien is an award-winning journalist, speaker, author, and philanthropist. She is the CEO of Starfish Media Group, dedicated to telling empowering and authentic stories on a wide range of social issues. Her lecture will address the power of story to address complicated policy issues, to allow audiences to connect with real people impacted by political decisions.
Mayor Aja Brown (’04, MPL ’05) will join the conversation as moderator. Aja Brown made history at age 31 as the youngest mayor ever elected in the City of Compton. A national trailblazer, Mayor Brown’s ‘New Vision for Compton’ is a revitalization strategy centered on 12-key principles that focus on family values, quality of life, economic development and infrastructural growth. She was overwhelmingly re-elected to a second four-year term in June of 2017.
Join us for an evening of conversation about the importance of storytellers and connection in the policy arena.