Many of Jackson’s Latino residents trace their roots to Tlaxcala, Mexico, a small state two hours east of Mexico City. This audio diary features Alyson Spery, the founder of DIY Docs, a Jackson nonprofit that teaches residents how to make documentary films. Spery recently moved to Tlaxcala to expand her program with locals there.
This story was produced for a 24-hour radio competition run by the L.A. NPR affiliate KCRW. The task was to make a non-fiction radio story of 4 minutes or less — and produce, record, and edit it all within one day. This year’s theme was “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”
KHOL has previously reported on Spery’s DIY Docs program in both Spanish and English.