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#LoveOurPeople​: Oakland to Atlanta vigil

#LoveOurPeople​: Oakland to Atlanta vigil

Tuesday, March 23, 2021, marked the one week memorial of the 8 people, 6 of whom were Asian women, by a white man in Atlanta Georgia. It’s been a heavy time for us and our community. It’s been hard to be ok, show up, and continue to push through. So we paused. Took a...

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What’s happening with OUSD?

What’s happening with OUSD?

We launched our Monday Meals series! We’re excited to have you join us every Monday in March at 12pm for Monday Meals, a weekly discussion with partner and ally organizations to learn more about issues that impact our communities most. This month we are focussed on...

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Survey Results Tell It All

Survey Results Tell It All

Our survey results for the Refund, Restore, Reimagine Oakland campaign are in! Thanks to our 23 amazing volunteers led by our fabulous IVE organizers, we ran a text bank program this Winter which invited 30,883 voters of color in the flatlands of East and West Oakland...

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Monday Meals: Reopening School Buildings

Monday Meals: Reopening School Buildings

Listen to Oakland Rising's Interim Executive Director, liz suk, join Executive Director, Pecolia Manigo from Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network (PLAN) talk about what’s the low down on returning to school buildings in Oakland....

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The Haven Project Video Mixtape

The Haven Project Video Mixtape

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJDEgh928SE&ab_channel=TheHAVENProject Eastside Arts Alliance presents The Haven Project Video Mixtape. The Haven Project is a cultural media development and distribution strategy to affect voter sentiments and citizen sentiments...

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You Tell Us! What Makes You Feel Safe?

You Tell Us! What Makes You Feel Safe?

You can help inform the upcoming 2021-23 City budget process by sharing your thoughts and opinions on public safety. We invite Black, Indigenous, People of Color living in the East and West flatlands of Oakland to complete the survey. Please also spread the word by...

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Reimagining Public Safety

Reimagining Public Safety

It’s time to shift misguided conceptions of public safety – from one of fear to one of abundance – where WE voice where WE want OUR money reinvested in – OUR communities and the continued funding of programs and resources we truly need to get us through this pandemic. You can help us reimagine what public safety looks like in our communities. Sign up to volunteer on our Defund the Police Text Campaign.

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Meet liz suk, our Interim Executive Director

Meet liz suk, our Interim Executive Director

Please join us in welcoming liz suk into her new role as our Interim Executive Director. liz joined the Oakland Rising team in 2018 first overseeing our leadership development program, and most recently as Political Director for the past year. For over 25...

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A Farewell to Jessamyn Sabbag

A Farewell to Jessamyn Sabbag

After 12 years of visionary leadership, Jessamyn Sabbag is departing from Oakland Rising at the end of this year. One of the first employees, Jessamyn joined Oakland Rising as Field Director at 29 years old, when she was seeking an organizational home that would make...

read more
#LoveOurPeople​: Oakland to Atlanta vigil

#LoveOurPeople​: Oakland to Atlanta vigil

Tuesday, March 23, 2021, marked the one week memorial of the 8 people, 6 of whom were Asian women, by a white man in Atlanta Georgia. It’s been a heavy time for us and our community. It’s been hard to be ok, show up, and continue to push through. So we paused. Took a...

read more
What’s happening with OUSD?

What’s happening with OUSD?

We launched our Monday Meals series! We’re excited to have you join us every Monday in March at 12pm for Monday Meals, a weekly discussion with partner and ally organizations to learn more about issues that impact our communities most. This month we are focussed on...

read more
Survey Results Tell It All

Survey Results Tell It All

Our survey results for the Refund, Restore, Reimagine Oakland campaign are in! Thanks to our 23 amazing volunteers led by our fabulous IVE organizers, we ran a text bank program this Winter which invited 30,883 voters of color in the flatlands of East and West Oakland...

read more
Monday Meals: Reopening School Buildings

Monday Meals: Reopening School Buildings

Listen to Oakland Rising's Interim Executive Director, liz suk, join Executive Director, Pecolia Manigo from Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network (PLAN) talk about what’s the low down on returning to school buildings in Oakland....

read more
The Haven Project Video Mixtape

The Haven Project Video Mixtape

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJDEgh928SE&ab_channel=TheHAVENProject Eastside Arts Alliance presents The Haven Project Video Mixtape. The Haven Project is a cultural media development and distribution strategy to affect voter sentiments and citizen sentiments...

read more
You Tell Us! What Makes You Feel Safe?

You Tell Us! What Makes You Feel Safe?

You can help inform the upcoming 2021-23 City budget process by sharing your thoughts and opinions on public safety. We invite Black, Indigenous, People of Color living in the East and West flatlands of Oakland to complete the survey. Please also spread the word by...

read more
Reimagining Public Safety

Reimagining Public Safety

It’s time to shift misguided conceptions of public safety – from one of fear to one of abundance – where WE voice where WE want OUR money reinvested in – OUR communities and the continued funding of programs and resources we truly need to get us through this pandemic. You can help us reimagine what public safety looks like in our communities. Sign up to volunteer on our Defund the Police Text Campaign.

read more
Meet liz suk, our Interim Executive Director

Meet liz suk, our Interim Executive Director

Please join us in welcoming liz suk into her new role as our Interim Executive Director. liz joined the Oakland Rising team in 2018 first overseeing our leadership development program, and most recently as Political Director for the past year. For over 25...

read more
A Farewell to Jessamyn Sabbag

A Farewell to Jessamyn Sabbag

After 12 years of visionary leadership, Jessamyn Sabbag is departing from Oakland Rising at the end of this year. One of the first employees, Jessamyn joined Oakland Rising as Field Director at 29 years old, when she was seeking an organizational home that would make...

read more

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