Professor Kelly Lytle Hernandez has been selected as one of two 2018 Local Heroes honored by KCET and PBS SoCal, the channels of the newly formed Public Media Group of Southern California. The award honors the accomplishments of those who are dedicated to making a difference in their community, recognizing activists, educators, community leaders and visionaries doing critical work that often goes unrecognized in the Southern California region. Professor Lytle Hernández was chosen for the work she has done promoting social justice, most recently with her Million Dollar Hoods project, which uses police data to monitor incarceration costs in L.A. and reports on trends in the local criminal justice system. This year’s Local Heroes were chosen from a group of 15 outstanding individuals nominated by the KCET Community Advisory Board, a group of volunteers from across the community who play an integral part in the planning and implementation of many KCET outreach programs. Short films on both Local Heroes, Professor Lytle Hernandez and Chef Bruno Serato, produced by KCET’s SoCal Connected will begin running as interstitials on KCET starting today and can be viewed online at kcet.org/localheroes.
Congratulations Professor Kelly Lytle Hernandez!