Alix Maria: Homeless Artist & Activist

Homeless artist and activist, Alix, voices her demands for justice on her home, salvation, and artistic venue – her white van.

Vinh Lưu: A Green Beret’s Everlasting Loyalty

On why he does what he does: “Because they [Vietnamese people] are under-served by the public and nonprofit sectors. They need someone to be their voice to demand for justice and fairness!” We of the 1.5 and 2nd generation look to our elders to provide us with avenues to remember our past from the mouths of our ancestors rather than the victors, American journalists and politicians, or Hollywood. But I have found many of my

Kanju: Re-imagining Challenges as Opportunities

Kanju, an Oakland-based organization created for and by black girls, is organizing a BLACK GIRLS MARCH on SATURDAY, MARCH 30TH at 11 a.m. in Oscar Grant Plaza on 14th & Broadway “to bring awareness to the issues so many of us face and to demonstrate that we are not alone and won’t be disappeared.” Kanju is dedicated to promoting a safe space for black girls to laugh, play, congregate and bond; to relate, learn and empower one

Tonya: Sharing Her Story To Help Others Heal

Compelled to share her personal story about witnessing a murder at 4 years old, Tonya McKenzie, self published her memoir, “A Child’s Memories of Cartoons & Murder.”

Anh: A Meditation on Family Traditions

Anh Le merges family bonding time with community sharing every year by making over 100 Bánh tét with her mother, sisters, and invited contributors (friends & family alike) for family and friends to welcome in the new year.