• Dear Oakland Community, 

    Would you want to live in a safe community where young adults are able to walk on their own without falling into trouble like sex trafficking ? We do too. This proposal is to build

  • Thank you for reading my blog. Your comment stood up to me when you mentioned yourself supporting the LGBTQ community because there’s even support through my post. A question I have for you is if you was to meet a gay or transgender person, like you mentioned, how would you show them respect and support them ? I look forward on hearing back.

  • Thank you so much for reading my blog. The part of your comment that stood up to me was when you mentioned about places not having signs that say they support…

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    • Yaritza commented on the post, Gun violence 5 months, 4 weeks ago

      Dear Natalie,
      I agree with your blog because there’s been a lot of gun violence in the community of Oakland and it’s not safe. I agree with the sentence that you included that says “Gun violence is causing too many murders in Oakland because there are not enough laws to stop people from getting a gun, that is there must be a stricter laws for gun…[Read more]

    • Hello Dayanara, your writing is very important, i’m sure to a lot of people in Oakland and would also want to make a change for the homelessness in Oakland. Something you said that stands out for me is “Oakland had 859 sheltered people and 3,210 unsheltered people.” Also the sentence “In 2017, Oakland hd 859 sheltered people and 1,902 unsheltered…[Read more]

    • Yaritza commented on the post, Mistreated 5 months, 4 weeks ago

      Dear Durran, I think your post was interesting to others and me because it included the police brutality going on in Oakland. This one of the most important actions going on in Oakland because it has been occurring a lot and people has been trying to find ways to stop this. A line that stood out to me was ” Oakland has a long history of police…[Read more]

    • Dear Victor, this a strong and relatable topic to others because there’s people from other countries that come here to the U.S without being able to get housing. They don’t know their surroundings because their whole life they’ve lived somewhere else, and sometimes they don’t have any family around. I agree with your article about it being a very…[Read more]

    • Do you think the Oakland community is supportive to the LGBTQ community? LGBTQ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning. This is a person’s identity and sexual orientation. L

      • Dear Yari,
        I feel very supportive about your post. One sentence that really stood out to me was, “San Francisco and Oakland are so close together that they should have the same offering of help, but Oakland just doesn’t have enough programs.” This stood out to me because after you mentioned this, you didn’t mention a way that you or the Oakland community could advocate for more transgender health clinics or even places that help support transgender youth. I feel if you added this to your article it can be be more strong and it can make some people even step up and take action. However I disagree in a way because even though there aren’t places that have signs that say they support transgender there is places that are transgender friendly. Often than not there are a lot of places such as schools and afterschool programs that support transgender folk. Thank you for writing this article. I am excited to see what you write in the future.

        • Thank you so much for reading my blog. The part of your comment that stood up to me was when you mentioned about places not having signs that say they support transgenders people but their still transgender friendly, because that is very true. Usually when someone supports you they eventually don’t always make it known that way, but they show respect and they don’t make them feel different. A question I have for you is how do you think the community can make the LGBTQ community feel more supported ? I look forward to hearing back.

          • Dear Yari,

            I Think your post was great! because i really like how you want to help support the LGBTQ comunity most people won’t even like to help them because they are homophobic, But I find the LGBTQ people are regular people that we meet. I want to meet someone who is gay or transgender because I want to know what are some people that supported them throughout their change. A line that stood out for me was “Oakland, in the other hand, can be very supportive to the LGBTQ community.” This stood out for me because people in Oakland are supportive to the LGBTQ community and we can help them more if we have ask them what are some flaws that Oakland has about the LGBTQ community so we can fix them to make Oakland more comfortable for them. I agree with the point about Being unsupportive to the LGBTQ comunity because if we are unsupportive Oakland can be unsafe for the LGBTQ people. Thanks for writing and keep it up because I think you can even be a novelist and be a famous writer.

            • Thank you for reading my blog. Your comment stood up to me when you mentioned yourself supporting the LGBTQ community because there’s even support through my post. A question I have for you is if you was to meet a gay or transgender person, like you mentioned, how would you show them respect and support them ? I look forward on hearing back.

        •  This shadow box represents some of my assigned identities. One of my assigned identities is being Mexican. To represent that I included “Sinaloa” and “Nayarit.” These parts of Mexico is where my dad and mom came

          • Hello! I am a freshman at San Jose State University. I find it very inspiring that being the only girl in the family has helped you become more independent, have more respect for yourself, and has helped you know your worth. Out of curiosity, how do you know that your last name is so unique that only those who have it are in your family? I also admire how family is really important to you and how it has shaped you into who you are today. I really enjoyed reading your shadow box!

          • Hello Yaritza. My name is Jayme, and I am a student at San Jose State University. I wanted to say that I really enjoyed your work. It was really awkward to hear about how proud you are of your culture and background. It was also nice to know how empowered you are of your gender. That’s inspiring. One question I do have is about the sentence, ” I am also the only daughter out of the 3 of my brothers.” I was curious to know if you are the oldest or youngest. Just to better understand how you were able to grow away as an independent female from your brothers, and push away from the common, but outdated, stereotypes of females. I really enjoyed your piece. Keep up the good work.

        • Yaritza became a registered member 9 months, 4 weeks ago