If you like The Moth, This American Life, Snap Judgement, Serial …or just love authentic storytelling, this is the place for you. Always free to attend, always an open mic story telling slot at the end for you to tell one of your stories and always a full bar … to get you loosened up and hydrated. Table seating and standing room. All ages.
SEE BELOW FOR LIST OF FEATURED SPEAKERS
Join us on March 16th from 7 to 9 pm.
March’s event is guest curated by Matthew C. Torres and the Long Beach Coffee Club
Curated by and Featured Speaker:
Matthew C. Torres founded and runs the Long Beach Coffee Club which has over 375 members. He’s passionate about all things community, culture, and coffee. Matthew strives to create a space that coffee consumers can hangout, learn, and discuss coffee. He’s traveled around the world in search of how coffee and culture intersect. He’s been interviewed by the Long Beach Post, Gazette, and Long Beach Business Journal. He’s a Marketer by trade that graduated from the University of Arizona. He proudly calls himself a Long Beacher that cares deeply about its community. Connect with Matthew around the internet Matthew C Torres
Jamaica Yancy is the founder of Black Long Beach and the Black Everywhere Collective. In 2017 Jamaica was a recipient of the Downtown Long Beach Small Business & Job Creation Grant. Jamaica utilizes her background in strategic marketing and branding to drive community activism. Jamaica’s advocacy work has been highlighted in the Long Beach Press Telegram, Madame Noire, and Philadelphia Neighborhoods among other media outlets. She currently serves as a co-chair of the Long Beach Small Business Diversity Alliance, provide aspiring entrepreneurs with access to free educational workshop. Jamaica enjoys biking, playing tennis, and sharing meals with friends, but don’t even bother asking for any of her Ben & Jerry’s peach cobbler ice cream.
Jessie Artigue is a style expert & on-air host with nearly 10 years of experience in the fashion, beauty & lifestyle industries. She’s also the creator of Season Everyday — An ethically-made silk dress that can be worn as multiple garments! Jessie also mentors and speaks to women all over the world about how to embrace their identity and design a flavorful life. She’s a self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur and loves brainstorming about business and digital media, but is currently most excited about the award-winning podcast (called Marriage is Funny!) that she produces + co-hosts with her mostly-hilarious husband.
Christy Krumm Richard is a writing coach and author of the book SHOT: A Couple, a Country, and the Stubborn Quest for Hope. She is fascinated by the way that stories shape our culture and is passionate about helping writers and business owners get focused and clear on what their message is and why the world needs to hear it. She has taught academic writing classes at UC Irvine, Cal State Long Beach, and Golden West College. Her work has been featured in online outlets, such as Woman’s Day, RELEVANT Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, YourTango, and others.
Johanna Tropiano, Co-Founder & Executive Director of The Mend Project, has spent the last eight years working with International Justice Mission and other organizations on justice related human rights issues, such as human trafficking, violence towards women and children, and police brutality. She is a survivor of domestic violence and Double Abuse from friends, family members, and church leaders who refused to believe her cries for help and emboldened her Alleged Perpetrator. As a result, Johanna is a passionate advocate for those who have no voice. Her work has been published in multiple media outlets, including The Huffington Post, Darling Magazine, The Girl Who Knows, The Yellow Conference, Holl and Lane, and others. In 2016, she co-founded the The MEND Project with Annette Oltmans.
Ironworker by day and garage coffee roaster by night, Anthony Coppa is a skilled craftsman and artisan, passionate about community, coffee and creating. In 2015, Anthony hand-crafted his first coffee roaster, beginning his journey as a home roaster. He and his wife Brit founded Coppa Coffee and enjoy serving their community with speciality coffee. Anthony co-leads the Long Beach Coffee Club and is the expert home roaster in the Club. He leads Long Beach Coffee Clubs home roasting workshops.
FREE 2 hour parking is available in the parking structure on 3rd street, just before Pine Ave.