|Reminder for Monday - Indicators Project
report release, Measuring What Matters
June 11, 2009
From West County Indicators project:
Just a friendly reminder to…
Please join us on Monday June 15th at 6 pm in Richmond for a community forum to release the West County Indicators Project’s major report: Measuring What Matters: Neighborhood Research for Economic and Environmental Health and Justice in Richmond, North Richmond, and San Pablo.
Measuring What Matters
Report Release and Community Forum
Monday, June 15th, 6pm – 7:30pm
St Marks Church 159 Harbour Way Richmond, CA 94801
Traducción ingles/español se ofrecerá
Child care also provided
The full-color, bilingual, 100-page report has a wealth of neighborhood-level data, including community testimonies, photos, maps, solutions that can work, and resources for making these solutions a reality. The issues it covers are: City Park Conditions, Employment of Formerly Incarcerated Residents, Liquor Store Concentrations, Health effects of freight trucks and trains, Access to Quality Youth Programs, Lead Contamination in Homes, Local Tax Revenue from Chevron, Refinery air contamination, Shoreline Access, Street Lighting, and Water Contamination in Creeks and Bays.
These issues were prioritized by over one hundred community residents who have participated in West County Indicators Project community meetings. This is our opportunity to report back to you the wealth of information and tools we have gathered! Please join us!
At this event you will also hear community leaders share what they are already doing to create solutions and how you can participate.
The West County Indicators Project was led by Pacific Institute, an independent research organization, and seven community organizations: Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization, Historic Triangle Neighborhood Council, Morada de Mujeres del Milenio, Neighborhood House of North Richmond, North Richmond Shoreline Open Space Alliance, Richmond Progressive Alliance, and the West County Toxics Coalition.
Our purpose was to engage West County community residents in developing a positive vision for our communities, identify and research key concerns, develop solutions and strategies, and use the research in organizing and advocacy that would build community power and win improved services, policies, and programs.
We hope you will join us as we continue to move towards a vision of West County neighborhoods that are economically and environmentally thriving and healthy!
See you on June 15th,
Eli Moore and Swati Prakash, Pacific Institute
Andres Soto, Healthy Eating Acting Living (HEAL) Project, Neighborhood House of North Richmond
Carolina Garcia, Richard Boyd, Adam Kruggel, Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization
Dr Henry Clark, West County Toxics Coalition
Lee Jones and Jannat Muhammad, Neighborhood House of North Richmond
Marilyn Langlois, Richmond Progressive Alliance
Otheree Christian and Anthony Allen, Historic Triangle Neighborhood Council
Rosa Acosta and Lilia Quiñonez, Morada de Mujeres del Milenio
Whitney Dotson, North Richmond Shoreline Open Space Alliance