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Ashley Rodriguez

Contributor through May 2015

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Ashley Rodriguez is a coordinator in KPBS’ Diversity, Community Engagement and Grants department, tasked with building relationships with diverse communities and leaders in San Diego. In collaboration with community organizations, schools, and other public media stations, Ashley coordinates events tied to KPBS and PBS programs such as Not In Our Town and Freedom Riders. She also coordinates engagement activities for the multi-station collaborative Fronteras: The Changing America Desk.

Ashley began working at KPBS as a part-time assistant while attending San Diego State University. In 2011, Ashley was awarded the Susan and Stephen L. Weber Education and Community Engagement Fellow and graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in international security and conflict resolution.

Recent Stories by Ashley Rodriguez

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Frank Meeink: Transforming Hate

April 10, 2013
By Ashley Rodriguez, Monica Medina

What does evil look like? Just ask Frank Meeink, who became a skinhead at age 13, and spent years struggling with the demons inside him—the ones that caused him to pick fights for no reason, sometimes beating his victims senseless. It took incarceration to help him turn his life around, a life that was captured in the film, American History X.

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Local Community Organizations

Dec. 21, 2010
By Ashley Rodriguez, Clare Pister, One Book One San Diego

These are local Vietnamese oriented organizations in the San Diego area.

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'The Gangster We Are All Looking For': Chapter Five "nu' o ' c"

Dec. 1, 2010
By Ashley Rodriguez, Clare Pister, One Book One San Diego

The last chapter finalizes the transition and feelings of the young narrator.

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'The Gangster We Are All Looking For': Chapter One "suh-top"

Dec. 1, 2010
By Ashley Rodriguez, Clare Pister, One Book One San Diego

The first chapter introduces us to our anonymous narrator and the beginning of her migration.

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'The Gangster We Are All Looking For': Chapter Two "palm"

Dec. 1, 2010
By Ashley Rodriguez, Clare Pister, One Book One San Diego

Chapter two describes a family reuniting and the realizations of immigration.

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Chapter Three "the gangster we are all looking for"

Dec. 1, 2010
By Ashley Rodriguez, Clare Pister, One Book One San Diego

The third chapter delves into symbolic representations during a turbulent time for the family.

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'The Gangster We Are All Looking For': Chapter Four "the bones of birds"

Dec. 1, 2010
By Ashley Rodriguez, Clare Pister, One Book One San Diego

Problems unfold in chapter four.

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"The Gangster We Are All Looking For": Connections & Resources

Dec. 1, 2010
By Ashley Rodriguez, Clare Pister, One Book One San Diego

From food to film, "The Gangster We Are All Looking For" offers many connections to be made and resources to be discovered within the San Diego area.

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Themes

Dec. 1, 2010
By Ashley Rodriguez, Clare Pister

Many themes can be discovered and discussed in "The Gangster We Are Looking For".

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Genre: True-life Novel

Dec. 1, 2010
By Ashley Rodriguez, Clare Pister

This true life novel spans many genre's, making it a relatable read for many people, especially San Diegans.

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