STORYTELLERS FROM RURAL CALIFORNIA (call for stories) / by Bear Guerra

Via Cal Ag Roots:

“We're looking for people from rural California who want to partner with us in 2019 to produce a podcast that tells a story about their community--and an important moment in the history of farming in California.

Selected story co-producers will be paid a $2000 stipend for working with the Cal Ag Roots Team from June-December, 2019, to produce a twenty-minute podcast that will be released in the fall of 2019. Story co-producers will identify a potential story and work with Cal Ag Roots to conduct interviews, write podcast scripts, record narration and edit audio for the piece. No podcast or audio production experience necessary! Time spent on the story will vary, but we anticipate each podcast will require a time commitment of approximately 4-6 hours/week, over roughly 6 months.

To apply to be a story co-producer, please send an email to Project Director Ildi Carlisle-Cummins at that includes: 1) a brief introduction of yourself, 2) your interest in this project, 3) a story idea (or ideas) about a key moment in California farming history that is related to your community.

(Photo shout out to the super-talented photographer Samuel Contreras, powerful poet Aideed Medina (pictured) and muralist Tim Z. Hernandez and the Tamejavi Institute for the beautiful Crack of Dawn painting on display at the #ruraljusticesummit)”