Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Confronting Rural Poverty in the California Foothills

Folk musician, poet, and photojournalist Larry Towell and audio journalist and author Sandy Tolan visited Tuolumne County, one of several "mother lode" counties that run along the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada, to document the increasing rural poverty that haunts the elderly in these parts. The resulting multimedia essay is necessary viewing for all American citizens:

Hard Choices
To learn more about how you can help fight poverty or find help in the Mother Lode, please visit the websites of the Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency, the Amador Interfaith Food Bank, and the Resource Connection.

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