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Protecting Trans Youth
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May 21, 2024

Protecting Trans Youth

If Lisa Disbrow has her way, she might scare trans-youth back inside the closet. She’s been holding her anti-trans signs in front of a...
Betty Reid Soskin, the Musical
Mar 19, 2024

Betty Reid Soskin, the Musical

Betty Reid Soskin, 102, has never subscribed to the narrative that women have shelf lives. She’s spent her whole life defying that while constantly...
Mental Health Advocates Rate Prop 1 a Zero
Feb 20, 2024

Mental Health Advocates Rate Prop 1 a Zero

Julia Ford was in the third trimester of her pregnancy when she moved out of an abandoned school bus in Oakland and into the...
Ava DuVernay's New Film Makes the Caste Connection
Feb 13, 2024

Ava DuVernay’s New Film Makes the Caste Connection

What does the act of a racist vigilante have to do with the caste system in India that works to the detriment of the...
Bystander Intervention Engages BART Riders in Safety Protocol
Jan 30, 2024

Bystander Intervention Engages BART Riders in Safety Protocol

A little over five years ago, 18-year-old Nia Wilson got on BART in Concord with her sisters Latifah and Tashiya for the last time....
Reimagining Public Safety in Oakland
Jan 23, 2024

Reimagining Public Safety in Oakland

Oakland is facing record-breaking property and violent crime rates, and advocates are calling for a shift away from policing and prisons to investing in affordable housing, health care and jobs for all to create safer, healthier communities.
‘Disneyland’ of the Iron Triangle
Jan 9, 2024

‘Disneyland’ of the Iron Triangle

Pogo Park, a free and accessible park in Richmond's Iron Triangle, has become the heart and pulse of the community, providing a space for magic and enchantment, and promoting public safety and wellbeing.
Measures of Justice: Remembering Oscar Grant III
Dec 26, 2023

Measures of Justice: Remembering Oscar Grant III

Wanda Johnson's family tragically lost her son Oscar Grant III to police violence 15 years ago, but his death has inspired her to fight for justice for other families affected by police violence.
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