While it’s only one month into the year CDP has already been busy working to deepen democracy here in Oakland.
During MLK Weekend in January, many groups in the Bay Area came together for 96 hours of action to reclaim Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy as a radical organizer who strived for more than just the end of segregation but also a paradigm shift that would bring true social, economic, and racial justice to the country and the world.
In that spirit CDP led our own action during MLK Weekend where we went out into the community to talk to residents about what MLK’s legacy means for them. We had an amazing time and met some amazing people. You can see some pictures of our event and the people we met on our Facebook page.
The Community Democracy Project’s vision is to see greater connection and engagement in the Oakland community and so we are continuing our street outreach by once again going out to talk to folk all over Oakland on Sunday, February 8th at 11am. RSVP to communitydemocracyproject@
We hope you can join us in getting to know your city and it’s people and keeping Dr. King’s legacy alive throughout the year.
CDP will also be at the Social Justice Symposium at the First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley this Saturday, February 7th from 11:30am-1pm, so feel free to stop by and say hi, and learn about us and other community organizations.
Finally CDP is looking to create a new logo, and being a organization that is dedicated to community involvement we want you to submit your logo ideas. We want a logo that presents the core values of CDP, which you might have guessed are community, democracy and the elevation of people and their collective wisdom to power in the government. So please submit any logo ideas you have tocommunitydemocracyproject@
Kit and the CDP Team