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Saturday, June 20 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Story Stitching: Create Your Own Radio Story

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How can radio stories change the narrative about workers? In this workshop, we will share audio stories from Los Angeles’ garment district, which demonstrate storytelling as a powerful tool to demystify complex issues, represent data, break down assumptions, and build understanding. Together we will explore components of a strong story, learn the basics of audio recording and stitch together our own stories. Participants will develop a 3-5 minute radio story related to their work.


Mar Martinez

Garment Worker Center
Mar is the organizing coordinator for the Los Angeles Garment Worker Center. The daughter of garment workers, Mar witnessed firsthand the harm of through low wages and unsafe working conditions. She has worked with Student Labor Alliance and United Students Against Sweatshops.

Stefanie Ritoper

Re:Work Radio, a project of the UCLA Labor Center
Stefanie is the communications director for the UCLA Labor Center and co-producer of the weekly storytelling radio show, Re:Work. She is obsessed with stories and dedicated to finding creative ways to change the story about working people.

Saba Waheed

Re:Work Radio, a project of the UCLA Labor Center
Saba is the research director at the UCLA Labor Center, co-producer of the radio shows Re:Work and Flip the Script. She has a decade of experience conducting participatory research. She strongly believes that research and media are powerful tools for community storytelling.

Saturday June 20, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
McGregor: Room E