Oakland's Power in Protests

Tour curated by: Elisa Harrison

“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.”
― William Faulkner

Locations for Tour

On May 22, 2015, Mayor Libby Schaaf instituted a ban on nighttime protests with the hopes of creating a safer environment. Reported incidents of vandalism, after May Day, involved Oakland to take a shift in protest demonstrations. In hopes of…

Urban Shield is part of a growing national and international coordination of policing empowered by military tools and tactics, and our Coalition insists that we must work to roll this back while advancing community-led initiatives to provide actual…

Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, a historical landmark in Oakland, California, is located to the west of Oakland City Hall. This specific area of the city functions as a place for public gatherings and performances open to the people. The plaza became one of…

On November 17, 2015 a number of high school students, attending Castlemont High School in East Oakland,walked out of class Tuesday afternoon in protest of the fatal shooting of a man armed with a pellet gun on Sunday.The students left the high…

HIghway protest are ways of conducting demonstrations to catch the eyes of others in hopes of creating a voice that spreads awareness to others regarding social injustices. In Oakland, California many highway protests were conducted specifically…

May Day is a spring festival and is usually considered a public holiday. Oakland’s May Day is when protesters are threatening to shut things down to call attention to social injustices affecting minorities and the working class.The protest was…

On September 10, 2015 demonstrators gathered together to discuss the case of a male customer injured by a security guard last week.The guard and the security firm were fired in the wake of the attack, which left the man with a concussion, and facial…

On Friday June 12, 2015, police shot and killed Demouria Hogg. To protest the death of this young man several supports, activist and demonstrators came together and locked arms blocking a busy intersection. It was not until 10 pm did this protesters…