Centering the Masses: Lucha La Mic
Visual Communications will partner with the APA-centric Potluck Podcast Collective to present a series of live podcasts featuring special guests in deep conversation around important issues of Little Tokyo and other communities. Imagined as a wrestling-styled “Square Circle” and slated for select Wednesdays, LUCHA LA MIC will engage podcasters from the Potluck Podcast Collective with compelling and sometimes divisive guests in front of a live audience. LUCHA LA MIC will echo the long legacy of progressive radio broadcast advocacy at venues such as Pacifica Radio, and will utilize this relatively new form of media art to democratize the underserved voices of our communities.
All events below will be at 341 FSN (341 E 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012).
FREE ADMISSION. Capacity is limited. Informal seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
Wednesday, April 10
For the first round of the #CenteringTheMasses podcast mini-series "Lucha La Mic", we proudly welcome Traci Akemi Kato-kiriyama, a local hero who has been instrumental in bringing together community and the arts to Little Tokyo. Join us for a live conversation with Traci about her years of service in Little Tokyo building movements and communities, and what this neighborhood means to her. At 341 FSN, located at 341 East First Street in the heart of historic Los Angeles Little Tokyo; admission is free, live recording starts at 7:30 PM.
Wednesday, April 24
For round two of the #CenteringTheMasses podcast mini-series "Lucha La Mic", we talk LOCAL ARTS ORGANIZATIONS! And the people who run them! On tap are Kristin Fukushima (Managing Director, Little Tokyo Community Council), Sean Miura (Producer and Lead Curator, Tuesday Night at the Café), Andy Lowe (Director of Production, East West Players) and our own Francis Cullado (Executive Director, Visual Communications). Join us and sit in for a live conversation about Little Tokyo’s arts organizations, and the challenges that each of them face. At 341 FSN, located at 341 East First Street in the heart of historic Los Angeles Little Tokyo; admission is free, live recording starts at 7:30 PM.
Wednesday, May 15
Guests To Be Announced
Wednesday, May 29
Program To Be Announced