Nearly 200 people jammed into the WeWork Fine Arts building in Downtown LA for I, too, am America, a showcase of Stories + Art on February 16. The student-produced show was introduced by Los Angeles Times Editor-in-Chief Davan Maharaj, PBS SoCal COO and VP of Education and Engagement Jamie Myers, and Los Angeles City Councilmemeber Jose Huizar.
Building off the iconic Langston Hughes poem, “I, too,” 51 student writers and artists from nearly 20 schools across the city worked together over the past two months to explore their place in the evolving American landscape. Students — most of whom had never met — were paired off and given one month to finalize a written story and an accompanying art piece. They had a second month to create these performances. The students’ work is published on HS Insider and PBS SoCal.