Violence and Anti-Violence

Join us August 6 for a Night Out for Safety, Democracy & Human Rights, and build neighborhoods where people see and value – rather than watch – each other.

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The events at Monday’s Boston Marathon left me shocked and disoriented, and also brought up a fear sadly familiar to many Muslim Americans.

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Who’s a better choice to intervene when it comes to youth violence: a trained professional or a family friend? Our 2012 Heal the Streets Fellows put together this interactive video that invites you to explore how Oakland communities responded by experiencing their creative approach for yourself.

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While injuries and deaths caused by gunfire are ongoing, everyday problems in our city, February's First Friday shooting stands out as a slap in the face to the idea of Oakland as a destination—a narrative that is crucial to the forces of displacement. But town pride alone will not make our city safer.

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For My Little Brothers
On Blog for Human Rights Day, Zakiya looks at personal impacts of racial profiling and Stand your Ground laws.

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Last week another tragedy struck in Florida due to the Stand Your Ground law.

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Looking for Matthew
A father mourns the murder of his 23 year old son through poetry.

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October 22nd marks the National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation.

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More than 5 months ago I attended an incredibly sad event in Oakland that unfortunately has been common place in the city I call home. It was the funeral of a young black teenager slain on the streets of Oakland- Alan Blueford.

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Raining death from the sky
A new report indicates that drones are not as precise or as strategic as we are often told.

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