South Berkeley residents completed work over the weekend on a street mural that spells out the words ‘Reparations Now!’ in giant colorful letters on the block between Prince Street and Ashby Avenue.
When complete, Karina Epperlein’s mural on the double doors of her garage, will feature up to 100 names, as well as identifying details, of people who have been victims of police brutality nationwide.
Neighbors on Ellis Street in South Berkeley began work today on a street mural which will spell out the words ‘Reparations Now!’ in giant letters on the block between Ashby Avenue and Prince Street.
These students helped convince Assemblymember Shirley Weber to sponsor a bill that would overturn Proposition 209, which banned affirmative action in the state. Voters will decide on Proposition 16 Nov. 3.
RogueMark Studios’ Abby VanMuijen hopes gatherings that grew organically signal a new era for the business, one that’s driven by relationships with Berkeley neighbors.
Over the past few weeks, Berkeleyans have taken the time to craft memorials to remember the Black Americans who have been killed by police.
A march organized by Berkeley High students began at Ashby BART and ended at Codornices Park.
Shayla Avery, 16, Ultraviolet Schneider-Dwyer, 17, and Hadassah Zenor-Davis, 16 — all new to organizing —orchestrated one of the largest protests in the city so far.
Neighbors have rallied in support and posted signs of affirmation that say “Black Climbers Matter.”
Members of the community can hear from, and talk to, City Manager Dee Williams-Ridley, Police Chief Andrew Greenwood and Health Officer Dr. Lisa Hernandez.
In a discussion that spanned the impact of zoning laws and climate change on communities of color, the panel agreed it was important for the East Bay to lead the nation in having frank conversations about race.
The judges selected Natalie Orenstein’s three-part series Beyond The Buses which explored the legacy of Berkeley’s unprecedented voluntary school integration.