Living Rooms Across America (LRAA) is a series of curated events that utilizes music and storytelling as vehicles to shift the public conversation around some of the most pressing social issues of our time.
Inspired by the United Farm Workers house parties of the 1960’s and 1970’s, LRAA brings together policymakers, business leaders, artists, and community leaders who are committed to changing our culture through the re-telling of ideas, stories, and images.
The purpose of Living Rooms Across America is to promote public awareness and effect cultural change through music, film, and other media platforms, while inspiring individuals to change the world.
Living Rooms Across America helps individuals and organizations develop and implement innovative regional and national campaigns geared towards raising awareness around a number of significant social issues.
LRAA helps identify nonprofit partners and opportunities to build local, statewide and/or national living room tours while providing strategic marketing, communication and technical assistance.
Utilizing a proven model that combines music and storytelling, LRAA creates unique and memorable living room experiences for organizations across the country.
Mike de la Rocha created Living Rooms Across America in 2012 as a way to merge his love of music and politics. As a musician, author and speaker in the fields of criminal justice, spirituality and self-development, Mike uses music as a way to stimulate conversation, build community and inspire the public imagination around issues of change and transformation.
Watch Mike discussing the inspiration for the Living Rooms concept and the 2013 tour that visited five of the most violent cities in America with living room performances and conversations with policymakers, cultural influencers and community leaders sharing successful approaches to reducing gun violence.
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