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Project 01:
West Oakland, CA


This land was stolen
from Ohlone people 
by Spanish colonizers.
Upon Emancipation from
Enslavement, the African
Diaspora arrived in West
Oakland to heal & root.

The African Diaspora's
severance from our
Motherland set the tone
for ongoing land
instability. Development
in our neighborhoods has
come at the price of
Black health, wealth &
stability: West Oakland
and worldwide.

Black land and assets
are systematically
devalued and depressed
by the speculative market.
Eminent domain is used
by municipal and regional
agencies to displace
residents and communities.

BLACK LABOR
BUILT OAKLAND


In each historical
moment from the Great
African American Migration
to the Harlem Renaissance
of the West, through
Urban Renewal AKA
"Negro Removal", the
War on Drugs AKA
War on Black Communities,
and beyond, West Oakland
and the 7th Street Corridor
have been the pulse of
Oakland's Black cultural,
economic, and political
heritage. 
 

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ONE WHO WANTS TO SHAPE

A BETTER FUTURE MUST NOT FORGET THE PAST

 

Land grabs by settler-colonial projects and governments seeking to remove and re-develop Black & Indigenous land are being attempted across West Oakland, and across the world. Our call for reparations is not only for being taken from our motherlands, but for repairing community after government-sponsored erasure of Black land & life.

we must ask:


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