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Brenda Elizabeth Becerra
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  • Chicago, IL
  • United States
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At 10:12am on July 14, 2009, Viviana Galvan said…
BRENDA!!!!!!!!! whats up

My Life Story...

My Name is Brenda Elizabeth, Breli for short and I am 16 Years old. I Have lived in a predominately Mexican-American community, Little Village all my life. I love my community despite all the pollution and negative things about it. I have been volunteering at Little Village Environmental Justice Organization for a long while now, striving to make what I call home a better place for future generations. Music is a big part of my life as well as writing, I'd like to pursue a career in Journalism to improve the media mainstream in my community.
Junior at Curie Metropolitan HighSchool

Favorite Quote: “One of the key components in environmental justice is getting people to the table to speak for themselves ... they need to be in the room where policy is being made.” -Dr Robert Bullard

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Crew Member of the Green Youth Farm in North Lawndale
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Mural at the Green Youth Farm that reads "DIFFERENT"
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The View of The Green Youth Farm

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The Crew selling produce at the Green Youth Farm Stand
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Kamesha Thomas and Sharice Lee getting plant sacks ready
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La Tania Coulter and crew members watering plants
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Fresh Broccoli and Onions at the Green Youth Farm Market
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Kamesha Thomas working at the Green Youth Farm

Brenda Elizabeth Becerra's Blog

Google Maps To Spread Awareness Of Environmental Issues

Many of us use Google Maps for different purposes, like getting directions to a certain place etc.

In LVEJO's case, we use Google Maps as an organizing tool to spread awareness of the issues we face in our communities. Some of the youth from Little Village Environmental Justice Organization created a map called " Our Map of Environmental Justice" with the help of Open Youth Networks. On the map we put up pictures of the toxic sites in our community, descriptions, stories, and videos.… Continue

Posted on July 21, 2009 at 12:00pm

 
 
 

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Editors

Bushra Kabir, Northside College Prep

Bri'anna Moore, Waukegan High School


Managing editors

Brenda Becerra, Curie High School

Amairani Galvan, Farragut Career Academy


Photo editors

Jasmine Johnson, Homewood-Flossmoor High School

Kimani Smith, Noble Street College Prep


Multimedia editors

LeJohn Montgomery, Hales Franciscan High School

Morgan Selvage, King College Prep


Contributing reporters

Carissa A. Eclarin, Schurz High School

Vivianna Galvan, Farragut Career Academy

Daniela Jurado, Farragut Career Academy

Safiya Merchant, Lane Tech High School

Demetria Taylor, Lindblom Math and Science Academy

Chad Wilson, Lindblom Math and Science Academy


Professional staff
Nancy Day, chair, Journalism Department, Columbia College

Workshop director:
Brenda Butler, media specialist and former Chicago Tribune senior features editor

Webmaster:
Rui Kaneya, managing editor, The Chicago Reporter

Mentors
Maudlyne Ihejirika, assistant city editor, Chicago Sun-Times

Charlie Meyerson, former Chicago Tribune online editor, now WGN-AM news director

Billy Montgomery, reporter, photographer, professor, Columbia College

Lynn Norment, former Ebony Magazine managing editor, now media relations specialist, Carol H. Williams Agency

Antonio Olivo, immigration reporter, Chicago Tribune

Nancy Traver, professor and writing coach, Columbia College

Avis Weathersbee, former Chicago Sun-Times assistant managing editor, now blogger and writer/editor

Cassandra West, former Womanews editor, Chicago Tribune, now writer and photographer

Mike Zajakowski, picture editor, Chicago Tribune

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