Crenshaw Stories has been adapted for presentation at Sage Chapel from the many stories told to Spector by people living near the site of his 1994-7 public art project, the design of the Crenshaw Station on the Metro Green Line of the new Los Angeles rapid transit system.

These stories have been painted onto the station walls, where they are read by thousands of travelers daily. Spector says of the project: "Transportation systems are not just means of moving passengers--they are metaphors of the cultural and spiritual links between peoples. Crenshaw Stories was designed to stress the connections between us that may be found in the stories we tell about our lives. If we can better understand each other's stories, we'll be better able to appreciate the connections between us all."

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