Advocacy

A new understanding of violence and nonviolence as a tactic.

February 20, 2012
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A new understanding of violence and nonviolence as a tactic.

Destruction of property and other violent actions places the focus on the violence, and not on the issue.

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Learning from “The Interrupters” of Violence in Oakland

February 11, 2012
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Learning from “The Interrupters” of Violence in Oakland

"The Interruptors" (@theinterruptors) is a documentary by Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz that follows the work of an organization called CeaseFire (@CeaseFire_IL) and it's efforts to fight violence on the streets of Chicago.

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Similarities between Occupy Oakland and Stand for Oakland

February 8, 2012
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Both organizations are working to have a better Oakland. I think everyone needs to take to the time to listen to each other, respectfully, and figure out a way to work together to make it happen.

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Bay Area minorities “Get Active”

January 22, 2012
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Bay Area minorities “Get Active”

If you are a frequent reader of my blog (or have spoken to me for a couple of minutes) you would know that my goal is to see more of my peers, young minorities, participate in local politics or have a more active interest in making Oakland a better place. But don’t think that there…

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A lesson in Health Prevention..and privilege.

January 18, 2012
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Few of us expect to be confronted with our own mortality during the course of your average workday, but that’s exactly what happened to Bill Weir last Friday, January 13th. In Los Angeles to interview renowned cancer specialist and preventive medicine proponent, Dr. David Agus, Bill underwent a battery of tests to show the Nightline…

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Oakland residents honor MLK by gathering to stop the violence.

January 16, 2012
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Oakland residents honor MLK by gathering to stop the violence.

Regeneration Church and Reverend Harry Louis Williams II, hosted "Stop the Gunfire- MLK Day Gathering" a grassroots program hoping to find a solution towards reducing the violent crimes in Oakland.

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Sean is for Oakland, small business and local artists.

January 14, 2012
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Sean is for Oakland, small business and local artists.

Sean Sullivan holds an informational gathering while supporting a small Oakland business, Inkwell Studio, artists and an event for black nurses. Read all about it!

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When “*hit people say..” is more than just funny.

January 6, 2012
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When “*hit people say..” is more than just funny.

It's the era of honesty! We have now come to a place where it's possible to call folks out for their questionable behavior and laugh at it.

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It’s official. Sandre Swanson will run for State Senate, for District 9

December 18, 2011
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A friend suggested that I get to know Swanson and chronicle my learnings on this here blog. I signed up on Facebook, put myself on the Swanson email list and learned that he was co- sponsoring a food drive at Everett and Jones that was held last week. Food drive, free bbq..I was soo down!

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Should #OccupyOakland Campers Stay? I don’t know.

November 5, 2011
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Should #OccupyOakland Campers Stay? I don’t know.

I support the Occupy Movement. However, my attendance to the Oakland City Council Meeting Oct. 25th left me with mixed feelings on whether or not Occupy Oakland should continue to stay in downtown Oakland.

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