Responses to the Attacks AND “Our Stories” Productions

Jordan Elgrably, Executive Director of The Markaz, the Arts Center for the Greater Middle East in Los Angeles returns from last week’s appearance to reflect on the coordinated attacks on Beirut, Paris, Baghdad, and the Russian jetliner. Before you get to our suggested reading list in the interview, refer to for upcoming events at the Center in LA and and .

The second segment turns to Travis Kendrick, MFA candidate, who is raising a new crop of thespians at Culverdale Elementary School, through UCI’s Illuminations program. The 3rd – 6th graders’ poetry, stories, and songs will be presented in a program on November 20th and 21st at the Gillespie Performance Studios. Information is available at: