There is no better time than here and now to document the new wave of investment in Oakland. How will these changes impact Oakland? What will happen to Oakland’s diversity, culture and marginalized communities?
A Changing Oakland aims to start this conversation.
In an effort to influence policy and preserve Oakland’s history and soul, our photos and web series share the stories and perspectives of Oakland residents, nonprofit leaders, and city officials.
La'Donna - The Mother
A young single mom with a gift for rap, struggling to keep her family rooted in the city of Oakland.
Jil - The Home Owner
West Oakland home owner with love for the Black Panther roots of her neighborhood and insights on the changes happening in Oakland.
Gregory - The Builder
Artist, plumber and construction contractor building Tiny Homes for Oakland's Homeless.
Rodney - The City Slicker
A leader who uses Oakland history as a platform to become a model city by addressing affordable housing, food justice, and social equity.
Kim - The Advocate
North Oakland resident and community organizer helps inform neighbors of their rights.
THE TIME IS NOW!
Oakland is losing its communities and culture every day as businesses and housing close, ushering in new overpriced establishments forcing locals away from the city they call home. Your donations will help fund the project and keep Oakland’s traditions and diversity alive.