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"City Rising" is a documentary series that examines social justice issues affecting California communities. The program illuminates the journey of California's neighborhoods advocating for policy change to improve upward mobility for their communities. The effects of these movements are far-reaching, and their voices will ultimately impact the social health of communities across the country and beyond.

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People marching during the Oakland teacher strike. | Image from "City Rising: Youth & Democracy"
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56:39
City Rising

Youth & Democracy

This third season of the “City Rising” series will demystify the role and work of youth organizations in California, demonstrating how young people are organizing their communities to participate in public policy and make lasting change.
Season 3 Episode 1
Caridad - Los Angeles Street Vending Campaign - City Hall
Episode
56:52
City Rising

The Informal Economy

California is the world's fifth largest economy — yet, hiding in plain sight are workers who labor off the books, unprotected and unregulated. Follow four California workers organizing to find pathways for legalization and protection.
Season 2 Episode 1
Aerial view of Los Angeles
Episode
56:39
City Rising

Gentrification and Displacement

City Rising shows how gentrification is deeply rooted in a history of discriminatory laws and practices in the United States.
Season 1 Episode 1
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