If one judges by simple appearances, the neighborhoods which comprise East Oakland seem to teem with problems. The murder rate, though down from years past, is still unacceptably high. The frequency of crimes like assault, burglary and drug-dealing contribute to the war-zone like appearance of the neighborhood, with tall wrought-iron fences and barking dogs all […]
Empowering your community through storytelling
Oakland Voices is a community storytelling project that trains residents in writing, photography and video skills so they can tell the stories of their communities. Oakland Voices is supported in part by a grant from The California Endowment and run in partnership with The Oakland Tribune, Bay Area News Group and Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education.