UN decries Oakland homelessness as ‘cruel’

File photo by Nick Miller / Original article from EastBayExpress.com United Nations Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing Leilani Farha inspected Oakland’s homeless encampments on Saturday during an unofficial research assessment. Afterward, she told the Express in an interview that she observed conditions of “systemic cruelty.” READ MORE.

Oakland Rising’s & Oakland Rising Action’s Jessamyn Sabbag Receives Local Hero Award

Last week Assemblymember Rob Bonta (AD 18) honored Oakland Rising and Oakland Rising Action’s Executive Director, Jessamyn Sabbag, with the Local Hero Award, calling her a “true moral compass for Oakland.” Jessamyn was recognized for her commitment, perseverance, skill, and leadership which have been critical to building political participation and power for Read more…