Lead Hosts & Season Overview
Stop the Presses! is a semi-monthly live webcast produced by the Center for Story-based Strategy. Season 1 of the webcast was hosted by Joseph Phelan, and Season 2.(0) was hosted by Felicia Perez. Season 3's program pulls together online organizers, strategists, and communications experts to look at lessons from current streaming and personal press platforms, to explore just how these methods of storytelling are are drastically changing how we produce and consumer information. We invite the public to work with us as we break down the influence of Disintermediation (dumping the middle man- Netflix, Amazon, Twitter, Facebook) on popular culture storytelling and our current Presidential Election.
FELICIA PEREZ | CSS Communications Director | @FormerMsPerez
Felicia Perez is currently the Communications Director for CSS. She most recently served as the Digital Coordinator with GetEQUAL and was the United Workers Congress Communications Strategist. Her previous organizing & member support experience includes work for The ACLU of Southern California, the California-No on Prop 21 campaign, Californians For Justice, UC Santa Barbara External Vice President of Statewide Affairs, and Chair of the National Queer Students of Color Caucus/board member of the U.S. Student Association (USSA). Felicia is also a published author and creator of "History’s Mysteries: Solve the Crime of the Time." Felicia holds a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction. Prior to her work strategic communications, she taught middle & high school social studies for LAUSD and was an active union leader and chapter chair for United Teachers of Los Angeles. In 2006, Felicia was recognized as one of “L.A.’s Most Inspirational Teachers,” and received the United Teachers of Los Angeles "Unsung Hero Award."
Reuben Hayslett is the National Online Campaigns Coordinator for the Working Families Party. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, lives in Brooklyn, and posts a lot stuff about white privilege, intersectionality, queerness and Indigenous activism. Follow him on Facebook.