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?”