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Local Youth Use Cell Phones to Report on Food Justice

The People’s Produce Market in southeast San Diego is working to bring fresh, local fruits and vegetables to low-income shoppers in the area. It collects CalFresh funds, Women, Infant and Children vouchers and senior vouchers.

Below, MobileStories reporter Demetrius Smith takes viewers to the market to talk with some of its organizers.

MobileStories is an after school program by the Media Arts Center San Diego and the San Diego Public Library. It teaches youth ages nine to 14 how to tell stories using simple iPhone applications.

The Media Arts Center will share MobileStories and other videos produced by youth this summer at a screening Saturday Aug. 27 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at 2921 El Cajon Blvd. Some of the videos will focus on City Heights.

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