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?[…]

#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.[…]