Documenting the Dispossession and Resistance of SF Bay Area Residents
Narratives of Displacement and Resistance, Alameda County
Scroll down to check out our videos made in partnership with our wonderful collaborators in Oakland, Fremont, and the City of Alameda
Three youth leaders of BayanihanYouth Group at Encinal High School organize their fellow students to fight for housing justice in the City of Alameda after one of the group's leaders' apartment complex received eviction notices. They share their experiences as Filipinx youth organizers, drawing connections between their own struggles against gentrification and larger systems of oppression, and the importance of organizing to demand change.
Over the past year, the Oakland Creative Neighborhoods Coalition has been organizing to resist the displacement of arts spaces, cultural assets, and communities of color in a rapidly gentrifying city. This video highlight's one gallery's story of displacement and the Coalition's fight to #KeepOaklandCreative"
Carla Service, founder of the dance school Dance-A-Vision, housed within the Malonga, reflects on the importance of this cultural and performance space in Oakland and the fight to keep it thriving while the city prioritizes moneyed development over longstanding arts communities and communities of color in Oakland.
Alameda Renter's Coalition formed as a facebook group in 2014 and has blossomed into a group of over 100 volunteers who have successfully organized to get Rent Control and Just Cause for eviction laws onto the November 2016 ballot to be voted on by their fellow residents. This video tells the story of their process.
Charlie Edwards is a resident of Alameda and a volunteer with the Alameda Renter's Coalition, fighting for rent control and just cause eviction in the city of Alameda. In the past two years, despite his income remaining fixed, his rent has increased 33%.
In this short interview, two of Fremont RISE's organizers address the need for tenant protections in Fremont, what their organizing strategies look like, and how they define housing justice.
A group of tenants living in an apartment building in the San Antonio district of East Oakland organize themselves to fight against the real and persistent threats of eviction from their changing landlords. Two of the lead organizers describe their building's fight, their stake in their community, and the necessity for tenants to organize, unite, and educate themselves to fight for their homes and resist displacement.