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How Did We Get Here? A Comic Book for More Equitable and Healthy Merced Land-Use

This community-engaged project aims to answer the following question: what specific policies and practices in Merced’s history have left a legacy of poor health outcomes, segregation, and/or reduced opportunities for low-income folks and people of color? The project connects graduate student fellows with youth journalists from We’Ced Youth Media in collaboration to investigate the history of Merced land use and its differential impact on residents. Research done will be presented in a comic book sponsored by Building Healthy Communities, a comprehensive community initiative launched by the California Endowment. 


Ahmed Correa 

Amalia Perez Martin  

Joshua Semerjian