Sara Rowley

Sara is a proud resident of the Clinton/East Lake area of Oakland, where she enjoys her current gig as a stay-at-home mom. She grew up in Minnesota and Colorado before moving to the Bay Area in 2006. She has a background in art and worked as a graphic designer for many years. She feels her connection to the community is best held by exploring new places, asking people about their stories, and bearing witness to the changes surrounding us all.

Stories by Sara

Ericka Huggins: a Life in Learning

Ericka Huggins, the activist, educator, and poet, begins her class at Merritt College “The Black Panther Party: Strategies for Organizing the People” by having students[Read more]

The Long Campaign

Early on in the summer, I met mayoral candidate Joe Tuman, endorsed by the Oakland Tribune, at Love Our Lake Day. He spoke with me[Read more]

Movement fair – staying healthy

Oakland Voices asks booth hosts at Tassafaronga Park’s Oakland Movement Festival: “What do you think is the biggest health issue facing our community today?”

Where the Kids Are

A few months ago, I took a group of neighborhood kids up to the end of our block to a big old oak tree. We[Read more]

Oscar Grant and Michael Brown

When the verdict for the officer guilty of the shooting of Oscar Grant was issued, you could sense the tension in the air. None of[Read more]

National Night Out: A Photo Essay

National Night Out, what a turnout this year! There were so many in the Clinton/ Bella Vista area I barely scratched the surface going to[Read more]