12:00am

Wed February 20, 2013
Central Valley

Today on Your Call: What does life in the Central Valley reveal about our food system?




  On today's Your Call, we’ll speak with Ken and Melanie Light. They spent five years documenting the Central Valley through photographs and essays for their book, "Valley of Shadows and Dreams." They met people struggling with foreclosures, environmental pollution, water scarcity, immigration, extreme weather, and an ever-widening wage gap.  How do we move towards social, economic, and environmental justice for our nation’s bread basket?  It’s Your Call, with Holly Kernan and you.


Guests:


Ken Light, freelance documentary photographer and professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at U.C. Berkeley; co-creator of the book, Valley of Shadows and Dreams


Melanie Light, photography writer and founding executive director of Fotovision; co-creator of the book, Valley of Shadows and Dreams  


Paul Towers, director of organizing and media at Pesticide Action Network of North America 


Resources: 


A conversation with Ken and Melanie Light


Sunday, February 24th, 2-4pm at ArteAmericas in Fresno, CA


Ken Light Website 


Valley of Shadows and Dreams : A book of Photographs by Ken Light & Text By Melanie Light  (Forward by Thomas Steinbeck)


Oakland Museum of California- Valley of Shadows and Dreams


Center for Race, Poverty, and the Environment


Pesticide Action Network


Other media about Valley of Shadows and Dreams:


California Watch CIR Video


New York Times


Newsweek/The Daily Beast online


Kenneth Baker-SF Chronicle


San Francisco Magazine 


Voices/Huffington Post-spanish


San Francisco Chronicle


Photowings.org- Continuing the Documentary Tradition 


 


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