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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...

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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...

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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...

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Reimagining wellness and safety for our communities

Reimagining wellness and safety for our communities

We are all being asked to reimagine a new way to see the world - a world without police. A world where we don’t need to wake up in the morning and hear again how the police acted as prosecutor, judge, jury, and executioner of yet another Black person. We are being...

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#PoliceFreeSchools create a circle of wellness for our children

#PoliceFreeSchools create a circle of wellness for our children

The momentum is growing day by day. As we continue to demand justice for Black Lives and funding Black Futures and a full transformation from our country’s racist structure, we see beautiful victories sweeping the nation. Just recently, Minneapolis announced they have...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
Reimagining wellness and safety for our communities

Reimagining wellness and safety for our communities

We are all being asked to reimagine a new way to see the world - a world without police. A world where we don’t need to wake up in the morning and hear again how the police acted as prosecutor, judge, jury, and executioner of yet another Black person. We are being...

read more
#PoliceFreeSchools create a circle of wellness for our children

#PoliceFreeSchools create a circle of wellness for our children

The momentum is growing day by day. As we continue to demand justice for Black Lives and funding Black Futures and a full transformation from our country’s racist structure, we see beautiful victories sweeping the nation. Just recently, Minneapolis announced they have...

read more

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