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Community Storytelling for Policy Change: 30th anniversary of LA Civil Unrest

Community Storytelling for Policy Change: 30th anniversary of LA Civil Unrest

Community Storytelling for Policy Change: 30th anniversary of LA Civil Unrest

In times of turmoil, storytelling can be a catalyst for policy change as well as a symbol for healing and resistance. As we recognize the 30th anniversary of the Los Angeles Uprising, a defining moment in our history, Lora King, Shinese Harlins-Kilgore, the Rev. Dr. Najuma Smith-Pollard and Dr. Allissa V. Richardson for a vibrant discussion on the intergenerational impact of storytelling and its symbiotic relationship with public policy. Dr. Erroll Southers moderated the discussion.

This event was presented by the USC Black Alumni Association, the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future, the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, and the USC Price Safe Communities Institute.

Rev. Najuma Smith-Pollard is Assistant Director of Community and Public Engagement with the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture.