2014 East Oakland Project Blogs

Five African Americans stand and smile for camera.

Thanksgiving came early for unhoused East Oaklanders Thanks to Feed the Hood 19

Thanksgiving came early for unhoused East Oaklanders at more than 75 encampments with Feed the Hood 19 last weekend. More than 100 volunteers were involved with this effort as meals and personal care kits were[Read more]
Several smiling people stand casually in front of a colorful mobil bus.

Serving up Literacy with the Currys—Eat. Learn. Play. BUS and the Oakland Literacy Coalition

Fabulously multi-colored and splashed with scenes from across Oakland, Stephen and Ayesha Curry’s new BUS catered to every taste when it rolled out at the East Oakland Youth Development Center earlier this month.  Some 60[Read more]
An Asian American mom is in the middle between her two grownup sons

Oakland Community Activist Shirley Gee in The Try Guys YouTube Video, “We Need to Talk About Anti-Asian Hate”

In March, the popular YouTube Channel The Try Guys shared “We Need to Talk About Anti-Asian Hate,” a video that has now reached nearly two million views on YouTube. The hour-long video was hosted by[Read more]
A smiling Latinx woman holds up a cookbook.

“Para Chuparse Los Dedos” (“Finger-licking Good”) Central American Recipes and Stories from the East Bay

Cut off from our homelands as refugees not able to return, our food recipes are core to the Central American identity.