“Journalism gives students a voice,” said Lisa Shafer, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) high school journalism teacher. This year she is thrilled to be doing her dream job: teaching all journalism courses. Lisa has been teaching freedom […]
This ongoing series explores the unusually diverse racial terrain of the eastside of Oakland, California. It asks members of East Oakland’s varied racial groups why they chose to live there, where they came from, where they’re going, how they see their own race, and what are their experiences with members of other races.