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Say Yes to Measure JJ: Protect Oakland Renters Oakland Community Organizations (OCO) is calling on our “Together We Vote” leaders and teams to spearhead our civic engagement efforts this year. In this short video—and others that will follow in the coming weeks—we highlight an Oakland measure that OCO is supporting and will appear on the […]CONTINUE READING →
Oakland Community Organizations (OCO) is calling on our “Together We Vote” leaders and teams to spearhead our civic engagement efforts this year. In this article and video interview—and others that will follow—we highlight the work of OCO activists in organizing and empowering their institutions and community during the electoral process to register to vote and […]CONTINUE READING →
Hello, OCO leaders, I hope all is well with you and yours, but in truth, all is not well in the work we’re all committed to. We have been organizing to reform the structures that deny people’s full dignity and restoration. And we can’t quit now! We are in the midst of a serious fight […]CONTINUE READING →
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 →
Rev. Jim Hopkins, pastor of Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church, was recently featured on the website for the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America for his involvement in Ceasefire Oakland. His piece, titled “A Reflection on Urban Peacemaking,” sums up the essence of what we mean when we say that our job as a community is to “put love into action.”CONTINUE READING →