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  • OCO’s 40th Anniversary Celebration Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Oakland Planning is underway for commemoration of Oakland Community Organizations’ four decades of work in bringing equity and justice to this region and our families. If you’re wondering if there’s anything you can do to support this landmark occasion and important fundraiser, the answer is: Yes! Subcommittees are […]

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  • A welcome alternative to “alternate facts”: Democracy Now! To view some of the best in investigative journalism, check out Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and co-host Juan Gonzalez travel the country and world, reporting on critical events through a progressive, social justice lens. The hour-long show airs five days a week—often reported from the scene of breaking events […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Mobilizing more than a thousand youth and families in multiple actions over the past few months has resulted in commitments being implemented to reduce the sexual exploitation of minors in the San Antonio community. Police Chief Jordan is authorizing continuing foot patrols. The City Attorney Parker is securing a court order to close the National […]

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  • On August 4th, OCO leaders, along with EBAYC, Councilwoman Pat Kernighan, Police Chief Anthony Batts, and OUSD Superintendent Anthony Smith marched along International Boulevard to call for “Safe Streets, Safe Kids”. As part of the campaign to drive out sex trafficking in the neighborhood, two billboards were unveiled on 13th and 24th Avenue targeting Johns – males […]

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  • In front of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, parishioners and folks in the neighborhood could always count on finding a delicious meal from local street vendors.  Until the police started citing the vendors and shutting down their businesses! Local street vendors formed an Organizing Committee with St. Elizabeth OCO leaders to fight for the right to […]

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  • OCO leaders have won our first victory in our “Green Jobs for Life” campaign. On Tuesday, June 2nd, the Oakland City Council unanimously approved the use of federal Community Development Block Grant money to fund a home weatherization program developed by the Mayor’s office and City staff, with OCO input. The weatherization program will consist of a revolving […]

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  • The West Oakland Cluster and Kehilla Community Synagogue joined together on March 19th to build the green economy and prevent gun violence in Oakland.  250 leaders packed Center Street Missionary Baptist Church to celebrate the West Oakland Street Outreach Team, and claim a stake in the Federal Stimulus package. OCO leaders asked Councilmember Nadel, Councilmember Kaplan, […]

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