“Oakland police said they responded to Franklin Street after getting several calls about multiple people fighting and gunshots, but nobody injured was found. The Blue Angels, Chinatown's volunteer patrols were responding to the incident. They believe crime has gone down in this neighborhood, thanks in part to the volunteer patrols, but believes more security is needed to help protect not only the people but the businesses as well.” - NBC Bay Area
“Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to overhaul how residents with serious mental illnesses, many unhoused, are treated in Alameda County and across the state. Newsom announced his “care court” proposal in San Jose last week, alongside Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and other supporters. The new civil court wing would allow family members, clinicians, first responders, and county staff to refer people experiencing a mental health crisis. A judge could require a 12-24 month treatment plan for the individual, including behavioral health services, medication, and housing.” - Oaklandside
“Oakland Unified School District is preparing to close more than half a dozen schools over the next two years, and district leaders have pointed to years of declining enrollment—and with it, less state money to support OUSD’s current schools—as a primary reason. Students, families, and educators have responded to the prospect of closures with vociferous opposition over the past several weeks, with car caravans, a hunger strike, and protest marches. On Saturday, hundreds of marchers gathered at the site of one shuttered East Oakland school, Roots Academy, which closed in 2019.” - Oaklandside
“The Oakland A’s plan to build a mixed-use development and ballpark at Howard Terminal crept closer to becoming a reality late Thursday. After a contentious 8-hour hearing, the Oakland City Council voted 6-2 to certify the project’s environmental impact report. Certification of the 3,500-page environment report helps pave the way for the massive waterfront project to move forward. But the approval process is far from over, as The Oaklandside explained to readers Thursday. Multiple other government agencies must sign off on aspects of the plan before it returns to the council.” - Oaklandside
Save the Bay - For more than half a century, Save The Bay has given San Francisco Bay a voice, mobilizing thousands of area residents to protect and restore the Bay for future generations. Its founders, senior leadership team, and board of directors are a dedicated group of people who fight to protect the Bay, the region's most important natural resource.
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights - The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights is named after a brilliant, Black hero of the civil rights Freedom Movement who inspired and guided emerging leaders. They build on her legacy by building the power of black, brown, and poor people to create solutions for one of the biggest drivers of injustice today: mass incarceration.
Oakland Housing Authority - Founded in 1938, the Oakland Housing Authority currently provides subsidized housing to nearly 16,500 families. The largest landlord in Oakland, OHA serves a diverse community in neighborhoods throughout the city. Their dedicated staff remains steadfast in its effort to gauge existing needs and provide meaningful opportunities for our families, in addition to expanding the availability of quality housing.
Hidden Genius Project - The Hidden Genius Project trains and mentors Black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills to transform their lives and communities. It offers an 8-week summer program for black male youth, ages 13–17, to get education, skills, mentorship, and experience in the tech industry, most specifically in software engineering, user experience design, and tech entrepreneurship.
Prospera - Prospera partners with Latina entrepreneurs to launch businesses that foster cooperation, economic independence and well-being in immigrant communities. Through their culturally-based programs, Latinas access the networks, tools and capital they need to become successful business owners and powerful community leaders.
Transgender Law Center - Transgender Law Center is the largest national trans-led organization advocating for a world in which all people are free to define themselves and their futures. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.
Creative Growth - Founded in 1974, Creative Growth is a non-profit organization based in Oakland, California that advances the inclusion of artists with developmental disabilities in contemporary art by providing a professional studio environment and gallery representation.
Asian Health Services - Asian Health Services, founded in 1974, provides health, social, and advocacy services for all regardless of income, insurance status, immigration status, language, or culture. Its approach to wellbeing focuses on “whole patient health,” which is why they provide more than primary care services, including mental health, case management, nutrition, and dental care to more than 50,000 patients in English and 14 languages.
Refugee and Immigrant Transitions - Refugee & Immigrant Transitions, formerly Refugee Transitions, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit operating in the San Francisco Bay Area. RIT provides free education, family engagement, and community leadership programs. Its students have sought refuge due to war, violence, persecution, or economic duress.
Food First - Informed by a vast network of activist-researchers, Food First’s analysis and educational resources support communities and social movements fighting for food justice and food sovereignty around the world. Food First gives you the tools to understand our global food system, and to build your local food movement from the ground up.
Moderated by Dr. Carolyn Ransom-Scott, this event seeks to showcase Black creators, scientists, educators, and descendants of Black inventors.
Local Hero Spotlight
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Anyone and everyone can make an impact, and at LoveJustice we believe that they deserve to be recognized for their good, necessary work!