The anniversary event is a unique opportunity for all of OCO members to gather as a community, celebrate the year’s victories, and invest together in the future of OCO. Our theme this year is UBUNTU, a South African philosophy denoting human interdependence, sometimes translated as “I AM because WE ARE.” This year’s keynote speaker is […]
The LIVE FREE Bootcamp is designed to recruit and train leaders from the community to lead the work of creating a world where all of God’s children can live free from the scourge of gun violence and the snare of mass incarceration. Will you take a step to be a part of this movement?
Every Friday night, OCO leaders and other clergy leaders walk the neighborhoods to reach out to the perpetrators and victims of this violence in an effort to show them that there is an another way. Join us as we throw out the lifelines and put love into action.
When it comes to sending a message to the community, one way to do it is to simply stand together. That’s what one Oakland organization is doing buy organizing a walk every Friday evening in some of the city’s most crime-heavy areas. Since 2012, Oakland has averaged around 860 aggravated assaults each year, with many of the incidents concentrated in East Oakland. Although these walks are organized by churches, they’ve attracted hundreds of secular participants.
Almost 30 men and women sit in long red pews at First Mount Sinai Baptist church in East Oakland. It’s 6 o’clock and this group is preparing for a weekly ritual.CONTINUE READING →
A Manzanita student shared a powerful original poem at the school’s May 8 peace walk.CONTINUE READING →
Alameda County is now accepting applications for the Community Corrections Partnership Community Advisory Board (CAB).
The role of the CAB is to advise and make recommendations to the Community Corrections Partnership Executive Committee (CCPEC) on issues pertaining to realignment/reentry.CONTINUE READING →