In this video, the Perez Family discusses the changes that have been taking place in East Oakland over the past several years, including more tiendas that sell Latin foods, etc.  They also discuss their dreams for the future of their family.

This video was produced by our Youth Media Partners, Youth UpRising.  They did an amazing job interviewing, filming, photographing and post-production on four different videos during our first Communtiy Storytelling Day in October 25th, 2009.  They will be joining us again at the second CSD at the end of March.



On January 16, 2009, Our Oakland Community Ambassador Fannie Brown told us what the election and inauguration of Barack Obama means to her and the East Oakland Community.


 The Good Old Days

Earlier, Fannie Brown recalled her childhood growing up in Mississippi on a plantation. She also talked about how East Oakland became her home in the 1960’s, and how she later became an educator, school-founder, and all-around community leader.  This video was shot on October 25, 2008 at the first Our Oakland Community Storytelling Day.