Bay Area religious leaders and activists use their faith to fight for immigrants.
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Tagged christianity, Culture, Immigration Reform, Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, Judaism, Kehilla Synagogue, Oakland, prayer vigils, protests, Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, refugees in Oakland, religion, Reverend Deborah Lee, Sam Davis, sanctuary movement, Trump administration, undocumented immigrants
Tales of Two Cities reporters explore all things repurposed -- from buildings and bridges to names, Lyft rides, school meals, and cannabis.
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Tagged Bay Bridge, Cannabis Policy, Castlemont High School, feature, Kaine Cherry, Lyft, Oakland Cannery, OUSD, repurposing, The Hood Incubator, UC Berkeley
Hear from people finding their own place on spectrums of language, hookup culture, neurodiversity, and politics.
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Tagged asd, Autism, Autism spectrum disorder, dating, Democrat, Education, election, English Language Learner, Hike, International Academy, LGBT, LGBTQ, male intimacy, Politics, Relationships, republican, Richmond Hill High School, spectrum
Peralta Hacienda Historical Park unveiled a new art exhibit in early October called "Undocumented Heart: Oakland Day Laborers Tell Their Stories," that features the creations of undocumented day laborers through paintings, quilts, graphic art, song...
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Members of the Oakland Catholic Worker gather for a backyard Sunday mass to commemorate the Salvadoran archbishop's canonization.
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Alameda based church celebrates 120 years of immigrant roots in Oakland.
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At Somos Familia, Latinx parents with queer or trans children meet together in a support group and share resources with one another.
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Oakland's Mam community, an indigenous group originally from Guatemala, celebrated their first cultural festival on September 15.
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At the Peralta Hacienda Historical Park earlier this month, undocumented day laborers told their immigration stories.
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Papery doves of peace hovered above Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland, among people carrying colorful signs and banners demanding the end of immigration raids and deportations. “No ban, no raid, no wall—sanctuary for all!” people...
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Notary fraud is a common set-up in which notaries unlawfully give legal advice to immigrants, and in many cases, pretend to be immigration attorneys. The scam often involves the notary reviewing a victim’s case, choosing...
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When Rafiullah Amiri, who had immigrated to the United States from Afghanistan, noticed that many women within his immigrant community were confined to their homes—shocked by the culture difference and unable to speak the language...
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Every morning in front of Melrose Leadership Academy, the same choreography is repeated: the uproar of the children arriving at the school displaces squirrels and birds to the cherry and palm trees that adorn the...
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On February 27, the Supreme Court overturned a 2013 ruling that allowed immigrants who have been detained for at least six months the right to periodic bond hearings. The decision is concerning for many immigrant...
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A number of community groups spoke at Tuesday’s Oakland City Council meeting in support of a resolution calling on the federal government to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to immigrants, and to create a path...
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