"Slab City Stories" was created as a multimedia masters project by Jessica Lum for the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
Jessica Lum is a visual journalist and 2012 graduate of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
She spent over four weeks total in Slab City, living in an RV, tent and trailer while working on these stories.
Slab City Stories is a living project. Check back frequently for new videos and updates.
This project was made possible through funds raised through Kickstarter and a reporting grant from the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
All photographs and video by Jessica Lum. Website also designed and produced by Jessica Lum. Adviser: Mimi Chakarova | Additional advisers: Samantha Grant, Paul Grabowicz, Richard Koci Hernandez, Jeremy Rue and Ken Whitmire Thanks to the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and fellow multimedia students: Caroline Bins, Kerri Connolly, Alyssa Fetini, Bo Hee Kim, Shirley Lau, Kamila MacDonald, Tyler Orsburn, Octavio Lopez-Raygoza, Ashwin Seshagiri, Terria Smith and Evan Wagstaff Additional credits: Slab City Trailer Music: "CHASIN' IT" by Jason Shaw, Camera and filmstrip icons: Mini Icons Vol. 1 by designkindle
Special thanks to Kickstarter supporters: Jessica Aung, Brian Bachman, J.J. Barrow, John Brainard, Terry Cain, Chris Calderone, Patrick J. Calderone, JJ Casas, Mimi Chakarova, Julia Chan, Bridget Chang, Lydia Chavez, Michael Chen , Tiffany Cheng, Caroline Cheung, Brandon Chin, Jessica Chou, Rebecca Curtis, Anthony Di Franco, Devon Dickau, Alyssa Fetini, Frank and Lisa Gadsden, Alicia Gallo, Pam Gleason,Hadley, Naomi Haverland, Annie Her, Richard Koci Hernandez, Christopher Hickey, Kevin Hom, Andrew Hsieh, Sha Hwang, David Joe, Alex Kim, Herman Kwong, Jeff Kwong, MARCO Landi, Shirley Lau, Ben and Linda Law, Nathaniel Law, Sharon Lee, Robert Lemmex, Mike Levitt, Stanley Lin, Derek Liu, GMI Low, Michael Lowe, Chung-Hay Luk, Victor Lum, Nelson Minar, Harry Mok, Eric Nakamura, Matt Nevins, Jc Olivera, Caroline Park, Raymond Park, Charlie Pecoraro, Whitney Pennington, Josh Ragusa, Sarah Rayburn, Rachael Rebujio, Dharmishta Rood, Jeremy Rue, Carolyn Sechler, Teoh Fook Seng, Maggie Shine, Robert Slatten, Jason So, Kate Stanhope, Benyamin Stevanovich, Nick Strickland Jr, Maya Sugarman, Larry Sun, Chris Tanouye, Kiyomi Tanouye, Jeffrey Dale Telford, Ted Trautman, Edward Truong, Nicole Vas, Justin Weber, Cory Welch, Mike Winters, Darrell Wong, Susie Wong, An Rong Xu, Becky Yee, Tran-Shawn Yu, Samantha Zhang, Jason Zhou and others who gave generously to support this project. Plus thanks to Bob and Anna Lum.