All posts tagged: social justice

StoryCorps Broadcast: Albert Sykes and His Son, Aidan

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Race / Social Justice / StoryCorps

When I’m not cooking, eating, or making media about food, I’m an Initiatives Producer at StoryCorps. Listen to a recent broadcast I produced for NPR’s Morning Edition. Originally broadcast on NPR’s Morning Edition, and StoryCorps, on March 20, 2015. “What was going through your head when you first saw me?” StoryCorps is probably the only place you’ll hear a 9-year-old conduct an interview on a national radio program. That’s what happened when a fourth grader named […]

Vickie the Crime Fighter

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LGBT
Vickie Cruz

By Von Diaz Originally posted on NPR’s Latino USA on June 22, 2012. For Vickie Cruz, coming out as a trans young woman in the 1960s meant learning to defend herself physically and emotionally. But with the support of her large Puerto Rican family, she used her experiences to help victims of sexual and domestic violence, earning her a Crime Victims Service Award this year from the U.S. Attorney General’s office. Click here to listen […]