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    Dear Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry:

    I am writing you to discuss your recent shutdown of an order to protect LGBT people from discrimination. I was wondering the reason why you don’t want a law that b

    Say No to LGBT Discrimination!

    Dear Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry: I am writing you to discuss your recent shutdown of an order to protect LGBT people from discrimination. I was wondering the reason why you don’t want a law that bans people from discriminating...

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    • Hello everyone.

      My name is Juan Mendoza and I am a student at Fremont High School here in Oakland. I just read your project blog post and I have some feedback.
      One thing I liked about what you wrote was that you explained the things you want to be changed and how you want to do it. After all your project is great keep it up.

      Thank you for sharing your project!
      Juan

    • Hello Adrian,
      My name is Miriam. I enjoyed reading about real life events happening now that need to raise awareness. Things like this need to be advocated for and I’m glad you’ve decided to do just that.

      There’s gun violence, human trafficking, and plenty other of events that are just as important so, why did you decide to write about this?

    • Adrian,

      I just wanted to appreciate you for writing about this topic. And for sharing your ideas to stop the discrimination.

      -Ruth

    • Hi my name is Paul,

      I really like how you’re making a move in a way to promote/bring awareness to the LGBT community.
      But I have a question, What do we do about the problematic side of the LGBT community? One of the main reasons why there’s still discrimination is because the bad side of LGBT is giving us all a bad rep. So how do we shed light that them bad eggs don’t represent us as a whole?

    • Hey Adrian, I liked how you took a step foward for the LGBTQ community and demanding protection for all the people that live in Louisiana that are part of this community. I’m not part of it but I do support it. Keep making a change!

    • Adrian,

      I very strongly agree with your argument, people in the LGBTQ community deserve the same rights we all as “straight” people have. There shouldn’t even be a requirement for states to have to make a law to protect these people they should already feel safe without a law. Something you could have done is state what states have established this law, made a connection to the topic or explain why it was important to you, and state if you are or are not part of the LGBTQ community. I really like how you took a stand for this “group” of people because they don’t receive the acknowledgement they deserve, I hope they will soon get the equality they deserve.

  • Dear Lisseth,
    Thank you for commenting on my post, I really appreciate it. If you need any help on your senior defense I could help and we could talk over youth voices. Message me if you want. I wish good luck on your defense.

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    Gentrification Could be Hurting Oakland

     

    Gentrification has become a problem for many Oakland residents. Did you know that gentrification may be the of cause for homelessness rates to rise? Well according to

    Gentrification Could be Hurting Oakland

    Gentrification Could be Hurting Oakland   Gentrification has become a problem for many Oakland residents. Did you know that gentrification may be the of cause for homelessness rates to rise? Well according to East Bay Times, “The cost of housing was...

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    • Dear Adri,
      Thank you for making me read your work. I am impressed with your blog about gentrification in Oakland. One sentence that sentence that stood out to me the most was “West Oakland residents are worried that they will one day have to sleep on the streets. Whether it be from not being able to pay rent or mortgage on time, or the house prices in Oakland are too high people are getting kicked out with nowhere else to go.” because what your saying is true. I agree with the message your trying to say on gentrification in oakland. Thank you for writing. I look forward to seeing what u write next because your a really good writer and you could publish some good blogs.

    • Dear Adri,
      Thank you for having me read your work. I liked the fact that you included West Oakland, and not Oakland in general. I see and like how you were talking about how people that are moving out, and how they are either moving to another city or are being homeless. Being homeless might be hard for some people to take in because they feel like they need to move farther to get a good job with better income and cheaper houses or apartments. One sentence that stood out to me is “Oakland’s unsheltered homeless population grew 37 percent over a two-year period”. This stood out to me because it shows how raising rents can gather people to be homeless and 32 percent is a lot of people. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you show really important reasons of what is happening because gentrification with Oakland rents are rising.
      Sincerely,
      Mario Garibay-Hernandez

    • Dear Adri,
      I am speechless by your post, ¨Gentrification Could Be Hurting Oakland¨, because I am actually doing my senior defense specifically on this topic and it really helped me and gave me some ideas that I can also talk about. You wrote this post really well and used good grammar and vocab. I also, really liked that you provided sources in order to make your thesis stronger and really prove your point. One sentence you wrote that stood out to me is, ¨But this will be already breaking up communities in Oakland that have been here and grow up together. And in places where I live, nothing is happening with the city cleaning up parks and cities. It’s still the same old park with busted up swings and slides.¨ This stood out to me, because I totally agree with you, there has not been no change in the places that need fixing, but they have been getting rid of small businesses owned by people of color. Thanks for writing. I look forward to seeing what you decide to write next, because you wrote this really well.

      • Dear Lisseth,
        Thank you for commenting on my post, I really appreciate it. If you need any help on your senior defense I could help and we could talk over youth voices. Message me if you want. I wish good luck on your defense.

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    Artist Statement

    Adrian Kelly

    For my modern interpretation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, I decided to draw the prologue of the book as a modern representation of gangs in Oakland. The topic I’m using is v

    Romeo & Juliet in the Modern World

    Artist Statement Adrian Kelly For my modern interpretation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, I decided to draw the prologue of the book as a modern representation of gangs in Oakland. The topic I’m using is violence and gangs. The message is...

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  • Really like the explaining of your counter narrative. What can you do to change the ideology of the dominant narrative? This stood out to me because I can see that you’re a great person and I see that you have a lot of pride in yourself.

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