October 10, 2014
TO: PUBLIC RADIO STATIONS/ Station Managers, Program Directors
FM: RADIO BILINGÜE
RE: Special program on Community Displacement in East Los Angeles
Contact: María de Jesús Gómez, 559-455-5782, firstname.lastname@example.org
Radio Bilingüe will be airing a community dialogue on neighborhood displacement and other issues impacting youth in Los Angeles this Wednesday October 15th, 2014, at 5 PM PDT.
The program features a dialogue between youth and community leaders from the Boyle Heights neighborhood in East Los Angeles, and a group of members of the distinguished group Los Macarturos, Latino recipients of the MacArthur Foundation “Genious” Fellowship.
Convened as a community conversation, this forum includes stories of gentrification, racism, and the challenges faced by youth growing up in a barrio plagued by extreme poverty but brimming in cultural life and treasures.
While bilingual in format, the program is primarily in English, and it runs for one hour and a half.
This program was recorded on September 17, 2014, in Boyle Heights, in collaboration with partner station KPFK, Pacifica Radio, Los Angeles.