activist

Shifting narratives through art and activism

Mar 10, 2016
Courtesy of Favianna Rodriguez

Visual artist and cultural organizer Favianna Rodriguez grew up in the Fruitvale district in East Oakland, far from her parents’ native Peru. She says she wants to change how immigrants and other marginalized groups are portrayed so that the full spectrum of people's stories can be shown. 

http://miamckenzie.net/

Earlier this month, a police officer in South Carolina was arrested for murder, after a video of him shooting an unarmed black man at a traffic stop was released. This arrest follows a year of high profile police shootings of black men, shootings that led to protests and discussions about race in Oakland --- like Black Brunch and the Black Lives Matter campaign. But in many ways, we are just joining a conversation that’s been going on for a while. Oakland's Mia McKenzie has been writing about black, brown and queer identity in her blog Black Girl Dangerous since 2011.

Out In The Bay 3/13/14

Mar 13, 2014

Interview with lesbian author and activist Judy Grahn