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Civic Thursday Meeting - Margaret Gordon - West Oakland Enviromental Indicators Project
The West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project is a resident led, community-based environmental justice organization dedicated to achieving healthy homes, healthy jobs and healthy neighborhoods for all who live, work, learn and play in West Oakland, California.
Its mission is to build grassroots capacity to provide local leadership for positive change. Its work aids residents in understanding the political, social, and natural forces that impact their lives. It gives impacted residents the tools to participate in these processes and to drive change from the bottom.
Margaret Gordon is a lifetime community activist. As a young single mother she worked her way off of welfare by attending commercial cooking school, after which she cooked for various institutions including Children’s Hospital and a UC Berkeley fraternity house. Ms. Gordon is a founding member of the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project, having volunteered for the first three years of operation. She has work experience in mental health services, parent training in the public schools and community organizing.
Appointed by then-Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums to the Oakland Port Commission in 2007, she spent the next five years stridently promoting the interests of community health, workers health and fiscal responsibility in Port operations.
Ms. Margaret Gordon
West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project
349 Mandela Parkway
Oakland CA 94607