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The Bigger Picture – Youth Speaks


The videos currently featured on our Voces page are PSAs created by The Bigger Picture, a collaboration between Youth Speaks and the University of California, San Francisco Center for Vulnerable Populations. The videos were designed to combat the rising epidemic of Type 2 Diabetes by empowering youth to change the conversation about the disease, and work to … Continue reading The Bigger Picture – Youth Speaks

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Open Truth


The Open Truth campaign is an effort by San Francisco Bay Area youth, public health officials and concerned community members to increase awareness about the health impacts of sugary drinks. Additionally, Open Truth exposes the tactics of the sugary drinks industry, which targets young people, parents, and communities of color in order to increase profits … Continue reading Open Truth

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Berkeley Soda Tax Passes

Berkeley Passes Soda Tax

On November 4th, the voters in Berkeley, California revolted against the status quo of health injustice when we came together to pass Measure D, the initiative to place a one cent per ounce excise tax on fully sugared beverages and use these resources to support school and community based programs designed to prevent diabetes, heart … Continue reading Berkeley Passes Soda Tax

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Berkeley love: Laying our Measure D vote on the cogs of the beverage industry machine

Fifty years ago Berkeley birthed the Free Speech Movement when Mario Savio stood atop a police car in the middle of Sproul plaza on the UC Berkeley campus and called for moral action. He shouted out: “There’s a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious — makes you so sick at heart — … Continue reading Berkeley love: Laying our Measure D vote on the cogs of the beverage industry machine

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