Hello, Nice to Meet You

Hello, my name is Sergio R. Martinez and I just joined East Oakland Building Healthy Communities. I have been living in Oakland, specifically East Oakland, since 1974. As a matter of fact, I was born at Highland Hospital. My parents and I, briefly lived across the street from Fremont High School on Foothill Boulevard and in 1976 my parents bought their home in the Bella Vista neighborhood where I, and later my two siblings, grew up. I attended a catholic school in the San Antonio neighborhood and consequently befriended many who lived in the surrounding streets.... Read more »

CATEGORIES: Blog, Narrative Change

Erick, Tortas and East Oakland

Hey y’all! I am very excited to announce that I will be one of the bloggers writing about East Oakland and wanted to tell you a little about myself. I’m originally from Chihuahua (yes, like the dog), Mexico, and after growing up in the southwestern desert, I made my way over to the much greener East Bay in 2012. I currently reside in East Oakland, and ever since I set foot here, it’s felt like home as it reflects the largely Latino community I grew up in. I work full-time at Centro Legal de la Raza where I support an amazing team of staff that fights every day to secure justice for the Latino and immigrant communities of the Fruitvale area and beyond.... Read more »

CATEGORIES: Blog, Narrative Change

Oakland Voices Kicks Off for 2014

We’re excited to share the news that Oakland Voices is back and in full swing. And, we’re proud to say that one of our own Youth Leadership Board members, Sandra Muniz, is participating as one of the correspondents!  The program kicked off over the summer and will wrap up in the spring. Check out the blogs the correspondents have produced so far.  About Oakland Voices Oakland Voices is The Oakland Tribune’s 9-month program that trains East Bay residents to tell the stories of their neighborhoods. The Tribune created Oakland Voices  as a vehicle for community members to become multimedia storytellers, and to be new voices directly shaping the coverage of this region. ... Read more »

CATEGORIES: Blog, Health Happens in Neighborhoods, Narrative Change, People Power