Join Us for a Media Forum: Growing Up Poor in the Bay Area

As the number of California children living in poverty has risen in recent years, key programs serving children and families have been cut. A media forum planned for next week aims to address these issues — and hopefully spur action.

The New America Media forum, Growing Up Poor in the Bay Area, will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in San Francisco, and is sponsored by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health. This event will feature information about youth poverty from several perspectives:

  • A presentation of local poverty data on kidsdata.org;
  • Multimedia stories from youth reporters who will translate these data into real lives, describing how they’ve seen poverty affect local youth; and
  • Comments/discussion from youth development organizations and others about troubling trends and recommendations for action.

We hope that this forum will help illustrate challenges faced by low income youth and families — and perhaps inspire some media coverage of these issues. Stay tuned to Data Points for a re-cap of this event.

If you’d like to attend Wednesday’s event, contact Dana Levine at dlevine@newamericamedia.org or 415-503-4170.

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