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Toxic Tour II Community Report Back & Fundraiser
Sunday, October 30, 2011 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
WINGS & CHILI • DONATIONS ACCEPTED • SILENT AUCTION
For the past 4 months, Oakland Local journalist CB Smith-Dahl has been covering ground pollution in West Oakland as part II of the “Toxic Tour” series. She will report back to the West Oakland community and also explain the need for a Toxic Tour III - to cover water pollution.
This project is phase 2 of the Bay Area Toxic Tour -- an award-winning 2009 investigative series by Oakland Local co-founder Kwan Booth, Pulitzer prizewinning journalist Kim Komenich and Newsdesk.org which examined the impacts of chronic air pollution in West Oakland.
Environmental reporting should not be a drive-by affair, so Oakland Local is making good on our promise to periodically revisit the environmental issues of West Oakland.
This year's Toxic Tour is supported by a generous grant from the Society of Environmental Journalists, and by individual donors. Guidance is provided by Oakland Local senior editor Amy Gahran, and former USA Today environment editor Rae Tyson. Several Oakland Local interns also are assisting with this coverage.
More information (and the articles) available at bit.ly/tt2
All are welcome, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
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We are the authentic voices of Oakland. Our contributors live across the city and range in age from 17-75. We publish diverse viewpoints from a winde range of people drawn together by their passion to reflect the real Oakland and tell the stories that should be told and are not. We publish community voices and professional reporters and we love youth and beginners as well as OGs and experienced folks.
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