Welcome back to the Tales of Two Cities podcast. This week is all about the ladies-stories of women doing incredible things in their communities.
After a shocking Donald Trump presidential victory, groups in Oakland are taking action against the President-Elect’s proposed policies.
Thousands of people linked hands around Lake Merritt Sunday afternoon, forming a human chain that stretched around the entire lake.
Betsy Butler, Catherine Hooper and Alison Knowles all thought they would turn on the TV this morning to see Hillary Clinton become President-elect of the United States. Instead they woke up to the reality of a Donald Trump presidency, and have spent the day grappling with feelings of shock and disappointment as they pondered how Tuesday night’s results will affect them as women. Butler, who is executive director of the California Women’s Law Center (CWLC) and campaigned for Clinton in…
Piles of dishes clatter behind the red big curtains and dozens of waiters, as chefs and their assistants try to move around the small back room, quickly coming in and out of the kitchen. Assembly lines surround three tables, where one by one, each chef adds a piece to the dish. Caramel. Powdered sugar. As they prepare for the finale, they swiftly clean the small white plates. No one hesitates. It’s time for dessert.
The Oakland Unified School District is initiating a major push to address the concerns of girls and young women of color with the African American Girls and Young Women Achievement Program.
A new 3-D technology to detect breast cancer at Oakland’s Carol Ann Read Breast Health Center is helping doctors diagnose the disease earlier by allowing them to examine tissue layer-by-layer. The medical center, part of the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center and a Sutter Health affiliate, installed tomosynthesis, also known as 3-D mammography, earlier this year. The technology enables technicians to capture both digital, two-dimensional mammograms and 3-D images using a single machine. Breast cancer is one of the most…
At Safe Passages for Women in Oakland, participants used found objects to build models of a safer city.
Leticia Soto—single mother, undocumented worker and rape survivor—stood in the auditorium at the Oakland State Building and addressed the crowd. In one hand, Soto clasped a placard reading: “When you’re alone at night, no one can hear you.” In the other, she gripped the microphone. “Just because I’m an immigrant or just because I’m a janitor does not mean I need to live in fear of being raped,” she said. Soto, along with sexual assault support groups and a union…