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Stopping Domestic Violence in Oakland

Dear Oakland Community: Did you know that ethnicity and race are related to domestic violence? Oakland is a diverse community which means that there is a high probability of domestic violence. This needs to stop and you can help.  Based on research, domestic violence is a problem in the community that should be addressed and everyone should be educated on […]

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Construction is Causing Rent Increase

Did you know that from 2014 to 2018 rents have increased by 35%? This all has to do with construction bringing in higher class people/families. Oakland is a beautiful diverse community and lots of community members are low or middle class people. The rent has already increased by 35% in 4 years and it will keep increasing, not only will […]

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Construction is Causing Rent Increase

Did you know that from 2014 to 2018 rents have increased by 35%? This all has to do with construction bringing in higher class people/families. Oakland is a beautiful diverse community and lots of community members are low or middle class people. The rent has already increased by 35% in 4 years and it will keep increasing, not only will […]

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Melissa Luis’ Shadow Box

This shadow box represents my identity and what I want to show others. The inside of my box are my counter narratives, the items  that choose to represent myself as. In this box I added a venus symbol, pictures, a rosary, animals, a miniature ladder and a flag. The venus symbol is my assigned identity and it represents my sex […]

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