Pamela – A New Voice for the Environment

Melinda James, Brennan King, Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment | 2014 | 4 min.

2015 Official Selection

Life in the flatlands of Oakland, CA can be a struggle. Pamela Tapia gives us a glimpse into how youth experience life and environmental inequities in Oakland. She shares her own story of how she used her battle with asthma (aggravated by her home’s proximity to diesel truck routes) to become an advocate for her community and for environmental and social change through the New Voices Are Rising program at Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment.