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Sunday, October 6 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm
DIVERSITY: Stories of Connection in an Urban Jungle

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Life in a big city like Los Angeles is challenging and funny.  Join us for stories about the things that connect us all in ways we least expect by a mix of voices sharing heartfelt experiences with racism, immigration, embracing cultural and gender identities and overcoming hardships.

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Suzanne Weerts

Suzanne Weerts is the Founder and Creative Artistic Director for JAM Creative, a storytelling group committed to bringing diverse voices to the stage to connect communities while supporting local charities. Suzanne has served as a mentor with Young Storytellers and a Speaker Coach... Read More →
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Candace Nicholas-Lippman

Candace Nicholas-Lippman is an actress, spoken word artist and youth educator with a passion for using her God-given talents to uplift others. Candace’s acting credits include a recurring role on the Freeform/Hulu series Good Trouble, Nick Bottom in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s... Read More →
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Lila Lee Silvern

Lila Lee Silvern is a graduate of the UCLA Theatre Arts Department and received a Masters Degree in Bilingual Education from California State University, Northridge. She appeared in a series called "The World Comes to Los Angeles" for KLCS and developed educational curricula for... Read More →
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Lawrence Evan Dotson

Lawrence Evan Dotson is a Los Angeles native. In 1991 he graduated from the UCLA School of Theater. Shortly thereafter, he started a career as a hip-hop journalist through 2003, and wrote under the moniker Loupy D. He earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing from Antioch... Read More →
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Lan Tran

Lan Tran’s previously published work includes essays and creative non-fiction in Word and Image (Pearson, 2010), A New Literary History of America (Harvard University Press, 2009), Waking Up American (Seal Press, 2005), and Falling Backwards (Hourglass Books, 2004). Lan is a recipient... Read More →
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Janette Valenzo

Janette Valenzo is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where she trained at The Stella Adler Studio of Acting and The Playwrights Horizons Theatre School. She is currently working on a one-woman show about Cesar Chavez for Living Voices, a Seattle-based theatre company, where... Read More →

Sunday October 6, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm PDT
Rotunda, Los Angeles Central Library 630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA