I'm excited about this show. jesikah is not only an innovative community media leader, but she's directly responsible for my involvement in the field, as she helped created my original job at DCTV and lured me into the wild world of public access media (for which I'm eternally grateful). Tune in Wed. for a chat with a most interesting and fabulous local mover and shaker. --Autumn
Art of Regional Change on next 'Speakeasy'
Art of Regional Change (ARC) Co-founder and Director jesikah maria ross [cap. correct] guests on the May 12 edition of "Speakeasy," a local talk show that airs Wednesdays at 10 a.m. on KDRT-LP, 95.7 FM in Davis. The show is also streamed live and archived at http://kdrt.org. Repeats air Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.
ARC is a UC Davis program that brings scholars, students, and artists together with community groups to collaborate on media arts projects that strengthen communities, generate engaged scholarship, and inform public decision-making.
ross is an educator, mediamaker, and community cultural development practitioner. She recently co-directed Saving The Sierra: Voices of Conservation in Action, an award winning multimedia project that uses public radio, the Web, and citizen storytelling activities to document community efforts to conserve the culture, economy, and environment of the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California.
Her last film MAQUILAPOLIS (Sound Recordist, Community Engagement Director) made in collaboration with workers in Tijuana’s assembly factories, aired nationally on PBS in October 2006. ross co-founded the National Association of Media Arts & Culture’s Leadership Institute, helped birth KDRT 95.7 LPFM, launched the Bioneers Reel Change Youth Media Program and designs participatory media projects for organizations in Europe, Africa, and the United States.
Hosted by Autumn Labbe-Renault, "Speakeasy" features profiles of people
doing positive work in Davis and beyond.