Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. While trafficking might seem like an issue we’re all on the same side of, when it comes to how we should go about combating the problem, people don’t always agree.
When Donald Trump is inaugurated as President of the United States on Jan. 20, part of his 100-day action plan is to block federal funding to sanctuary cities. San Francisco received approximately $1 billion in federal funds last year. Berkeley, Oakland, and San Jose also stand to lose funding.
Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Artist, curator and public programmer Melonie Green told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.
Today thousands of high school students walked out of their classrooms and marched in downtown San Francisco to protest the election of Donald Trump. They follow in the footsteps of people who took to the streets yesterday across the Bay Area.
For years, activists have been pushing for a community-led police commission to keep tabs on the Oakland Police Department. The Department’s involvement in a recent sexual misconduct scandal has brought the need for increased oversight into sharp focus.
Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. The organization was created by two students at Merritt College in Oakland — Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale — who decried police brutality and economic exploitation.
The dancer Spulu has made a name for himself both as an artist and an activist. Drawing from his Pacific Islander heritage and love of hip-hop, he communicates his passion for social justice through his choreography style.
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