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Oakland’s Displacement Crisis: As Told by the Numbers

Oakland’s Displacement Crisis: As Told by the Numbers

02 Sep 2016 | PolicyLink
Oakland stands at the center of a perfect storm. The city and surrounding Bay Area region are experiencing extraordinary economic growth, but housing production is not keeping pace with the escalated demands, nor is sufficient housing affordable to many existing residents and the | Read more >
Oakland Coalition Puts Renter Protections on the November Ballot

Oakland Coalition Puts Renter Protections on the November Ballot

18 Aug 2016 |

 

In the face of massive displacement pressures—the byproduct of the Bay Area’s white-hot tech economy—a powerful community-labor coalition secured a significant victory for Oakland renters last month. On July 19, in a dramatic city council session that lasted well into the early | Read more >

Free Our Dreams: California's Youth Gather for Advocacy Day

Free Our Dreams: California's Youth Gather for Advocacy Day

08 Aug 2016 |

 

Across California, young people of color are courageously leading the charge to protect basic dignity, justice, and fundamental rights for themselves, their families, and their communities. From the Black Lives Matter to the Dreamer movement, from school board meetings to | Read more >

Justice in Policing

Justice in Policing

15 Jul 2016 |

Communities across the country that have lived for too long under the weight of discriminatory policing and mass incarceration are calling for a transformation of our policing and criminal justice systems. They are making it clear that it is time for policies to first and foremost | Read more >

Two More Black Deaths

07 Jul 2016 |
Philando Castile of Falcon Heights, Minnesota.
 
Alton Sterling of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 
 
Two more names in two more cities—two more Black men shot to death by local policemen.  Their senseless killings leave two more groups of loved ones, families, and friends | Read more >
Mildred Thompson Retiring from PolicyLink

Mildred Thompson Retiring from PolicyLink

28 Jun 2016 | PolicyLink

After 17 years at PolicyLink Mildred Thompson, Senior Director and Director of the PolicyLink Center for Health Equity and Place, will retire on July 29.
 
Over the course of her exemplary career, Mildred has been a nurse, social worker, educator, consultant, and executive leader | Read more >