UC Berkeley undergraduate Jed Lee has been selected for this year's American Cultures Student Prize, in recognition of their documentary film about the Richmond Greenway! A three-mile walking and bike path, the Richmond Greenway has been transformed over decades of collective community organizing from an abandoned stretch of railway into a transportation belt and open greenspace for all.
Jed created the documentary as part of the course E157AC: Engineering, The Environment, and Society, which examines how problems at the intersection of environmental justice, social justice, and engineering are socially embedded. The course will continue to be offered each spring through our Department. Jed's documentary will soon be available for viewing on the American Cultures website.
Jed is majoring in Society & Environment and minoring in both Global Poverty & Practice and City Planning. They are currently finishing up a year off from school but will return to complete their senior year this fall. Jed is passionate about how art and storytelling can be used to champion environmental justice narratives and inspire hope and healing in those who engage.