Happy Hour and Conversations about Bernie Sanders

​ COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS! This week’s conversation hour will celebrate the political momentum fueled by the Bernie Sanders campaign. Join us to share what excites you and/or what concerns you about Bernie and help us create an action plan for activists AFTER the Bernie Presidential Campaign. (This Sunday! May 29, 2016. OMNI Commons. 6:30p.m.) RSVP here! TEXT Read more about Happy Hour and Conversations about Bernie Sanders[…]

C is for Care, Community, Compassion — and Crooning this Sunday!

​ Practicing and Balancing Self-Care Though many of us are familiar with the concept of self-care, the basic definition isn’t necessarily the ideal method. Lovemme Corazón said in an interview with Nia King: “[T]he term used has been very oppressive, it’s like ‘You need to be out in your community, you need to be doing all your work, and you need Read more about C is for Care, Community, Compassion — and Crooning this Sunday![…]

Meet Your Neighbors! Signature Gathering, Self Care, Singing Lessons, and more!

​ Meet your neighbors with CDP! When:  Saturday, April 9th Time: 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. Where: Meet at Cafe Dejena Spend the afternoon with us meeting your neighbors as we survey Oakland residents about their concerns and priorities! You’re lucky because Shawn (see friendly picture!) is leading the street outreach team this week. If you can’t make it this week, please check Read more about Meet Your Neighbors! Signature Gathering, Self Care, Singing Lessons, and more![…]

Why do you support CDP?

​ Why do you support CDP?  Hi, I’m Mark! I’m one of CDP’s newest members. Why do I support CDP? It’s a question that could be answered a few ways. I’m certainly interested in capital-J Justice (after all, if people’s money is being collected by the government, why shouldn’t they decide where it goes?). I’m no less interested Read more about Why do you support CDP?[…]

Do You Believe in the Radical Potential of Democracy?

​ Last Saturday, Oakland residents joined together to #SayHerName at the Breaking the Silence town hall, where girls and women of color testified to their stories of oppression, growth, struggle, pain, and resilience. I was reminded of a quote from Grace Lee Boggs: “Why is nonviolence such an important … not just a tactic, not Read more about Do You Believe in the Radical Potential of Democracy?[…]