oakland unspoken: Narratives of our Fight for Freedom
From 2015-2016, our LTI interns, Peace in Action students and Summer interns collaborated to host a series of events that celebrated Oakland families in all their strengths and struggles. Our LTI students wrote the grant proposal and pioneered the idea, giving two cohorts of Peace in Action and our 2016 Summer interns an opportunity to host a total of 3 events: Honoring Mother's Brunch, Honoring Father's Summer Arts Celebration and the Oakland Unspoken Film Screening. Each event was hosted throughout the production of our mini-documentary, where we highlighted the lives of 4 young artists and how they use their art as a way to deal with what they are experience. The mini-doc was produced in collaboration with Symphony Productions, an Oakland based, all-youth production company, and also highlights what life looks like for Oakland youth. Watch our Youth Organizer's featured performance from the film-screening or the mini-documentary below.
Youth organizers featured rant
Oakland By Xirix feat. Leilani Rose
You can now listen to or download Oakland Unspoken's exclusive theme song! Written by Xirix and Leilani, produced by RekeRoc.