Oaklore by 378Media
Summary: Oaklore is a show about Oaklanders whose changemaking stories inspire others to lead collective action in our city.
This week’s episode of OAKLORE has Sue Marks, a Cultural Researcher, speaking with Latitude High School Students. They asked Sue about how she created her job, her work on the 10,000 Steps Project, and the importance of local history and preserving it. You can learn more about the 10,000 Steps Project at https://www.mercurynews.com/2011/08/09/oakland-museum-event-launches-10000-steps-walking-the-invisible-city-project/
This week’s episode of OAKLORE has Xiomara Castro, Founder and Creative Director of Pochino Press, speaking with Latitude High School Students. They asked Xiomara about how she started Pochino Press, what her role in the business ins, and how identity is important to her. You can learn more about Pochino Press at https://pochinopress.com/index.html
This week’s episode of OAKLORE has Curtis Fleming, a West Oakland Pastor, speaking with Latitude High School Students. They asked Curtis about how he became a pastor, how he helped Oaklanders gain access to fresh food, and how faith can help people.
This week’s episode of OAKLORE has Lindsay Krumbein, Executive Artistic Director of the Gritty City Repertory, speaking with Latitude High School Students. They asked Lindsay about her goals for Gritty City, the challenges of running a non profit, and how acting can help those who learn it in other parts of their life. You can learn more about Gritty City Repertory at https://www.grittycityrep.org/
This week’s episode of OAKLORE has Demitri Broxton, the Director of Education at the Museum of the African Diaspora Director, speaking with Latitude High School Students. Demitri spoke about his how his childhood shaped him, the struggles of running a museum focusing on the African Diaspora, and how his work can shape a culture. You can learn more about the Museum of the African Diaspora at https://www.moadsf.org/
This week’s episode of OAKLORE has Henry Salas, a library aide and event organizer, speaking with Latitude High School Students. They asked Abram about his struggles in moving to the United States, being a part of the Mam community in Oakland, and his wish for them to be more visible in Oakland.
This week’s episode of OAKLORE has Keba Konte, artist and owner of his own coffee business, speaking with Latitude High School Students. They asked Keba about his experiences that led him to own a coffee shop, how coffee can be a source of change, and the issues surrounding incarceration in the United States. You can learn more about Keba and his shop here at https://www.redbaycoffee.com/
This week’s episode of OAKLORE has Curtis Robinson, the minister of the Faith Baptist Church, speaking with Ty. He asked Curtis about how he came to be a minister, how he’s worked for the good of the city of Oakland, and the time he worked against private interests influencing public policy.
This week’s episode of OAKLORE has Susana Morales and Heather Imboden, the Co-founders of Communities in Collaboration, speaking with Latitude High School students. They speak with Susana and Heather about how they met and went on to start Communities in Collaboration. They speak about their values and the importance of the process that they follow when working with the community they serve. You can Learn more about Communities in Collaboration at communitiesincollaboration.com.
This week’s episode of OAKLORE has Peter Kim, who oversees violence prevention efforts for the City of Oakland, speaking with Latitude High School students. They spoke with Peter about how his life growing up with immigrant parents would inspire him to get into violence prevention work. He talks about the different work he’s done to reduce violence in Oakland as well as his personal and professional goals moving forward.
This week’s episode of OAKLORE has Che Abram, the Associate Director of Diversity at Samuel Merritt University, speaking with Jovani, Ocyano, Alberto and Leo. They asked Abram about her work supporting young people in Oakland and how she got to do the work that she does. She gives advice on how to engage in different work spaces and how to encourage yourself to challenge your community to continue to grow.
This week’s episode of OAKLORE features Nathan, Cassandra and Justin interviewing the producer and creator of East Bay Yesterday, Liam O’Donoghue. Liam shares how he goes about developing his stories and why it is important to capture local history. You can learn more about East Bay Yesterday at eastbayyesterday.com.
This week’s episode of OAKLORE features students Kya and Najany interviewing Lakisha Young, Founder and Executive Director of the Oakland REACH. In this episode Young shares how the Oakland REACH works to make the powerless parent powerful. She details what being a first generation college graduate in her family meant to her and why she does her education advocacy work. You can learn more about the Oakland REACH at Oaklandreach.org.
This week’s episode of OAKLORE features students Sierra, Juan, Haniah and Mayra interviewing Pendarvis Harshaw about his book OG Told Me. In this episode Harshaw shares how he came up with the idea for his book, as well as how he deals with failure, and what is next for his work in the Bay Area. You can learn more about Pendarvis at his website www.ogtoldme.com or follow him on twitter @OGPenn.