Announcing My Transition from Oakland Rising

Announcing My Transition from Oakland Rising

Dear Friends,With my hands and heart trembling with excitement and tenderness, I am writing to share that I am transitioning out of my role as Executive Director of Oakland Rising and Oakland Rising Action at the end of this calendar year. It has been my deepest honor...
What do you think community-led safety looks like?

What do you think community-led safety looks like?

Last week, the Mayor and City Council had an opportunity to stand for Black Lives by investing millions into community services, but they failed to answer the call of the people. Councilmembers Bas and Kaplan had put forth a proposal to reallocate an additional $11.4...
Who Keeps Us Safe? We Keep Us Safe! *Take Action Today*

Who Keeps Us Safe? We Keep Us Safe! *Take Action Today*

How are you doing as we’re about to hit the six month mark of sheltering in place?  I’m sending you all health, love and solidarity as we buckle down for another few months of Covid-19. Between caring for my baby and zoom calls, I’ve been thinking about how...
Defund OPD Townhall

Defund OPD Townhall

“All budgets are reflections of our city’s values and what our city prioritizes in giving our money to. It’s really about showing what we care about.” Thank you to everyone who came out to last night’s Defund OPD Townhall! We had over 350 people join us as we went...