Congratulations to the 2014 Oakland Voices Authors. Erick Chavarria A native of Mexico, Erick been navigating Gringolandia ever since he moved to the US at the age of five. He is very compassionate towards social issues[Read more]
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The Oakland Voices Correspondents went out into their neighborhoods and observed. They came back with narratives that illustrate how people of diverse backgrounds share the space and get along.
Tom Webb was born and raised in Santa Rosa, CA. Since 1980 I have pursued graduate studies at the University of San Francisco (Theology, 1982), Duquesne University (Formative Spirituality 1994) and Catholic Theological Union (Pastoral[Read more]
Tiffany Rose Naputi Lacsado was born on the island Guahan (Guam) to a native Chamorrita from the southern village of Maloloj and a Filipino contract laborer from the mountain village of Sierra Bullones, Bohol, Philippines.[Read more]
Shavonnee Clark is an Oakland Native who is deeply connected to her city. She recently returned to Oakland after graduating from UCLA with a B.A. in Political Science and Education Studies. She has returned to[Read more]
Sergio Martinez was born and raised in Oakland, California, and currently lives in the Fruitvale neighborhood. He is a Public Health Practitioner by training, a part-time lecturer at San Francisco State and an advocate of[Read more]
I’m a proud resident of Oakland, where I enjoy my current gig as a stay-at-home mom. I grew up in Minnesota and Colorado before moving to the Bay Area in 2006. Graphic design is a[Read more]
My mom came to the United States in 2000, while my dad was already here six months before my family arrived. We came for the American dream, however we were not notified that the individual[Read more]