Youth Media for Building Healthy Communities

Community Health, Youth Voices

Statewide Youth Media Conference [A Recap]

Over President’s Day Weekend in Oakland, around 100 youth journalists from across California who are part of the California Youth Media Network came together. The network gathered to expand their … Continue reading

March 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Remembering Oscar Grant And His Unifying Legacy

Ten years after the shooting death of Oscar Grant III on a BART subway platform in Oakland, a movement has risen up against police violence. Grant’s family honored his memory … Continue reading

January 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Youth advocates react to Oakland police sex allegations

Youth service providers in Oakland were not surprised when nearly 30 East Bay police officers were accused of exploiting an under-age girl who was being trafficked in Oakland. At one … Continue reading

July 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Trayvon & Oscar: A Parallel Tale

Born and raised in Oakland, a young reporter feels a vivid connection to the dialogue, characters and story in film “Fruitvale Station,” especially in light of the George Zimmerman trial … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Oscar Grant: Eyewitness Karina Vargas

The shooting of 22-year-old Oscar Grant by former Bay Area Rapid Transit officer Johannes Mehserle  on New Year’s Day of 2009 resulted in massive protests in Oakland, and now “Fruitvale,” a … Continue reading

July 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

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