? A Call to Action – A Response from Community ?

Recap from our Housing Crisis Panel On April 11, we hosted a panel on Oakland’s housing crisis that featured representatives from Causa Justa, The Village, Oakland Warehouse Coalition, Safer DIY Spaces, EveryOne Home, East Bay Community Law Center, and City Council representative Rebecca Kaplan.   Some highlights from our panelists: -More than 3,000 people are Read more about ? A Call to Action – A Response from Community ?[…]

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![…]

#ReclaimMLK : Street Conversations for Racial Justice in Oakland

Tomorrow, as part of the national call to action to #ReclaimMLK, we’re taking it to the streets and facilitating a direct action to engage the people of Oakland in conversations about their vision for a racially just Oakland and what kind of city they want to live in. Folks are realizing that in order to Read more about #ReclaimMLK : Street Conversations for Racial Justice in Oakland[…]

Militarized police? Or a mobilized public? Choosing a People’s Budget in Oakland.

Along with the rest of the country, we at the Community Democracy Project have been paying attention to the events in Ferguson with great alarm. At this moment, the nation’s attention has been called to the deeply problematic practice of militarizing the police, and both activists and ordinary citizens have called for action to address Read more about Militarized police? Or a mobilized public? Choosing a People’s Budget in Oakland.[…]