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Turning Pain into Purpose with LaTonya Myers

Turning Pain into Purpose with LaTonya Myers

Update: 2021-11-101
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You may not have heard of LaTonya Myers — at least not yet. But Van Jones bets your heart and soul will be uplifted by discovering her story today. In the fourth episode of Uncommon Ground, Van sits down with the trailblazing young activist — who just won the Reebok International Human Rights Award for her incredible work to uplift urban communities. LaTonya has turned her pain into purpose, working to improve the lives of folks in her community of Philadelphia and beyond. You can follow more of LaTonya’s creative and inspiring work at https://www.aboveallodds.org/.

This episode uses audio clips from the 8-part docuseries PHILLY D.A. which features LaTonya, courtesy of Independent Lens. Watch PHILLY D.A. on the PBS video app with PBS Passport.

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Turning Pain into Purpose with LaTonya Myers

Turning Pain into Purpose with LaTonya Myers