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Hi Five for Soda Taxes! Come hear about how Berkeley's soda tax revenues are being spent.

  • YMCA-PG&E Teen Center 2111 Martin Luther King Jr. Way Berkeley, CA 94704 (map)

Berkeley's Soda Tax has raised millions of dollars in revenues and the city has been granting the funds to a diverse array of local organizations working to promote health in our community. The Berkeley Food Policy Council and the City of Berkeley’s Healthy Berkeley Program invite everyone curious about the impacts of the Soda Tax to join us to learn about what local organizations are doing with the funds.

We'll hear from:

  • Jezra Thompson, Supervisor of BUSD Gardening and Cooking Program

  • Julie Sinai, Chief Strategy Officer of Lifelong Medical

  • Giuliana Blasi and Myisha Kemp of the Ecology Center

  • Ajura Smith of Healthy Black Families

  • Tracy Rogers of the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program

  • Joy Moore, founding member of the Berkeley Food Policy Council

  • Dr. Vicki Alexander of Healthy Black Families and Co-Chair of the Yes on D Campaign

  • Dechen Tsering of the City of Berkeley Public Health

  • Carle Brinkman of the Ecology Center and Berkeley Food Policy Council

Date: Monday, February 4, 2019

Time: 6:30 to 8:30pm

Location: YMCA-PG&E Teen Center

2111 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

A short 2 blocks from downtown Berkeley BART


Refreshments and light fare will be provided.