The Public Narrative Podcast with Jhmira Alexander

The Public Narrative Podcast With Jhmira Alexander- Season 1 Episode 5: Special Mini Episode: Dasia Garner

Episode Summary

Public Narrative's Jhmira Alexander sits down with special guest, Dasia Garner from True Star Foundation to discuss the upcoming "From the 'Go Fest", a youth led and curated event to promote and showcase local talent and expression.

Episode Notes

The True Star Media brand represents the voice and vision of urban youth. It is a platform for youth to inform, inspire, entertain, and educate their peers. True Star Media offers an alternative to the negative images of urban youth in today’s media. Through various programming, the organization offers unique opportunities for youth to create and be the center of their own media. With this, they learn skills in advising and executing business strategy, advertising sales, marketing, and the conclusive direction of the brand and media.

For the second year in a row, True Star Media has partnered with local sponsors to host the annual From The ‘Go Fest. The festival is curated by Chicago youth celebrating all aspects of media and its young creatives within our communities. From The ‘Go Fest will be held at the DuSable Museum campus located in Washington Park on the corner of 57th and Cottage Grove on Saturday, July 23rd, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The event will include performances by a variety of artists and DJs, content creation opportunities, a vendor fair for local youth entrepreneurs, and interactive activities. From The ‘Go Fest will be headlined by Calumet City’s own Calboy and co-hosted by actress Genesis Hale of the hit Showtime series “The Chi” and True Star influencer Danny Barksdale. The event is curated for ages 13-19 and free for all. Other acts taking the stage include DJ HotRod, DJ B-Man, HappyBirthdayCalvin, 8matiklogan, Big Mouf’Bo, Senite, and more!