LA River Storytelling Project Awarded California Humanities Grant

Char Miller, director of environmental analysis and the W.M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis and History, is the principal investigator of a two-year project entitled “The People’s Archive: Los Angeles River Narratives, Counternarratives and Conversations.” This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and was awarded a $19,998 grant in December 2021.

Char Miller

“This is an extraordinary opportunity to capture the biotic and human stories about the region’s iconic river and its larger watershed,” Miller notes. “The Los Angeles River has sustained human settlement for thousands of years, and our hope is to surface, cultivate, and preserve the contemporary record of its complex significance and diverse meaning.”

Read the full story via this Pomona College News article.