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August 9, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Uneven Ground: Inequity on the Mid-Peninsula

Monday, August 9, 2021

Journalist Kate Bradshaw discusses her groundbreaking report on the myriad ways land use decisions affect health in the communities of North Fair Oaks, East Palo Alto, and Belle Haven.

The Midpeninsula isn't just a place where residents pay millions of dollars for their homes, an uncanny number of people drive luxury vehicles, gorgeous open spaces abound and markets teem with fresh produce.

It's also a place where, in other neighborhoods, large numbers of families struggle to earn enough just to stay sheltered, ill-equipped streets choke with commuters cutting through to tech jobs, and parks and nutritious food options are harder to find.

How did these inequalities come to be, and how do they shape current and future disparities in environmental health in the communities of Menlo Park, East Palo Alto and North Fair Oaks?

Journalist Kate Bradshaw joins us for a discussion about her reporting series "Uneven Ground," produced for The Almanac as a 2019 California Fellow with the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism.

About Kate Bradshaw
Kate Bradshaw is a staff writer at Embarcadero Media, where her work is published in The Almanac, the Palo Alto Weekly, the Mountain View Voice, and the Six Fifty. She covers government and politics in the Menlo Park community, as well as the topics of poverty, inequality, race, immigration, and homelessness in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. She also writes about the outdoors on the Peninsula.

As a 2019 California Fellow with the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism, she produced the "Uneven Ground" series for The Almanac, exploring how inequitable land use harms the health of communities in southern San Mateo County.