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New Voices: Focusing on East Oakland

“Community members need help to have their voices heard by decision makers — that’s why we are holding focus groups to amplify community voices,” shares Fellow Michelle. Read on to find out more about these focus groups and New Voices work to bring clean air to East Oakland.

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Planting Equity with New Voices

Planting Equity with New Voices

Why is it important to plant trees in communities of color and low-income areas? How can cities create tree equity? Find out in this piece written by our New Voices Program Associate, Jada Delaney! Jada recently kicked off planting 100+ trees in West Oakland with a very successful, COVID-19 safe event. Read more here!

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Find out why youth think planting more trees is important!

Why Plant Trees in Our Communities?

Grassroots Fund grantee Common Vision sent their chief puppet Jamari to investigate why trees are important to our communities health at New Voices Are Rising’s tree planting event. Watch the video to find out what Jamari learned!

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Growing Food Justice Starting with Soil Testing

New Voices: Growing Food Justice Starting with Soil Testing

“As this year’s Food Justice Fellow, I am trying to increase the accessibility of fresh and healthy food in communities with barriers to accessing them.” Click here to find out how our New Voices Fellow David is helping Oakland youth grow food justice, starting with soil testing!

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Help New Voices Are Rising Win Clean Air for East Oakland

ACTION ALERT: Help New Voices Are Rising Win Clean Air for East Oakland

Tell the California Air Resources Board (CARB) that East Oakland residents deserve a community plan to reduce pollution exposure. To support East Oakland residents, submit a public comment to CARB. Find more information here.

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Meet our 2020 - 2021 Fellows!

Meet our 2020-21 New Voices Fellows!

Watch this video to get to know our New Voices Are Rising 2020-21 Fellows: David – Food Justice Fellow, Michelle – AB617 Fellow, Natalia – Climate Resilience Fellow, and Parker – East Oakland Air Quality Fellow!

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Keep East Bay Community Energy Nuclear-Free

New Voices: Keeping East Bay Community Energy Nuclear-Free

Written by Natalia, Climate Resilience Fellow Photos above: New Voices supports Local Clean Energy Alliance’s social media campaign to keep…

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Day One

2020 Summer Academy Highlights New Voices Are Rising

A few months ago, we all found ourselves having to make a fast and huge adjustment for our collective health and safety. For New Voices, this shift came at the height of our planning for the 2020 Summer Climate Justice Leadership Academy – a program that has always been in-person and hands-on. Find out how we reimagined our successful and entirely virtual 2020 Summer Academy!

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Q&A with Faith E,Briggs

New Voices Q&A with This Land Producer Faith E. Briggs 2020 Film Fest

Check out this interview between our New Voices Are Rising youth and the Producer and subject of the film This Land, Faith E. Briggs!

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Catch Up with the New Voices Summer Academy

Catch Up with the New Voices Summer Academy Oakland Youth Talk Air Quality

Air quality “is an important issue we need to focus on. While being in this program, we have gotten to learn more about what’s happening in our local environment” and with the air we breathe. -Trinity, New Voices 2020 Summer Academy Participant.

Catch up with Trinity and Ada, Academy participants, to find out what they learned about in the program!

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