"Gold Out West" Music Video and Resource Page
A landing page dedicated to the video Gold Out West and the topic of wealth inequality in Silicon Valley. Here, you can find regularly updated videos, articles and personal stories of the real life impact on the people of Silicon Valley as well as information on actions and events. To share your Silicon Valley story please comment on this page or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. If interested in a workshop or forum on this topic, media inquiries, or to have the artist Andrew Bigelow come speak to your school // organization contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to share or embedd any and all content.
"Gold Out West" Music Video
"Gold Out West" Video Premiere and Forum Coverage:
On March 6, 2014 Silicon Valley De-Bug premiered "Gold Our West" to a packed audience of civic leaders, economic justice advocates, cultural workers, and San Jose residents. The video served as a starting point for a panel discussion and community dialogue on the issue of economic disparity issues in Silicon Valley. The event was co-sponsored by the South Bay Labor Council, Hip Hop Congress, Silicon Valley NAACP, Affordable Housing Network, Community Homeless Alliance Ministry, Working Partnership and San Jose Zulu.
- "Andrew Bigelow's 'Gold Out West' Shines on Inequality in Silicon Valley"
-- Silicon Valley Metro
- "Music Video Shares Story of Economic Disparity in Silicon Valley
-- The Left Hook
- "#GoldOutWest Through Social Media -- Tweets, Instagrams, Facebook Posts"
- "The Rise of 'Silicon Valley Bay'"
-- Hip Hop Congress
- "Breakdown of Meaning of Gold Out West Lyrics"
-- Rap Genius
- "Andrew 'Society' Bigelow Block to Block Radio Interview on Gold Out West" --KKUP 91.5
Silicon Valley Inequality Mini-Documentaries:
(Wages, Housing, Homelessness)
Articles, First Person Essays, Commentaries on Silicon Valley
(Work, Streets, Costs)
- Hi Apple and Google! Meet Your Houseless Neighbors
-- Andrew Bigelow
- Re-Booting the Silicon Valley Dream
-- Raj Jayadev
- Photo Recap: Silicon Valley's Low-Income Residents March to Google and Apple
-- Charisse Domingo
- Minimum Wage Workers Deserve Higher Pay, But Also Respect
-- Yaveth Gomez
- Building Silicon Valley Pools, I see Who's Swimming and Who's Drowning in the Economy
-- Daniel Zapien
- Second Hand Hustlin' in Silicon Valley
-- Fernando Perez
- How the Sequester Hit My Family
-- Cesar Flores
- Photo Essay: Apple Dodges Taxes Candlelight Vigil
-- Richard Babcock, Ron Orlando
- High School Students Organize to Support San Jose's Homeless
- Why San Jose's Largest Homeless Encampment Feels Like Occupy
-- Andrew Bigelow