Eve is a radio producer, writer, audio documentarian, and educator whose work centers on amplifying the voices from her adopted hometown, New Orleans. She produces the audio project Unprisoned, which tells stories at the intersection of the criminal legal system and human lives. Unprisoned was a Peabody Finalist, has received several awards including a Gabriel, and is the foundation for Eve’s TED talk, The Human Stories Behind Mass Incarceration. Eve’s radio stories air on a host of national programs such as Morning Edition, Reveal, and This American Life, and she edits the award-winning podcast, TriPod. Eve was a 2017 Robert Rauschenberg Artist as Activist Fellow. She has been a classroom teacher for 25 years.
Project Description: New Orleans is known for its music, food, and culture, but also for its violence. Our children are losing their family members, neighbors and friends at an alarming rate, yet the stories of those lost to violence are largely told within the context of their deaths. Eve and her partner, Jess Clark, will train and mentor a group of young people from George Washing Carver High School to create audio stories of people who have been lost to violence — not the stories of their deaths, but of their lived lives and their spirits.