THE PROBLEM 

 HOMICIDES IN OAKLAND 

 HAVE INCREASED 300% 

 SINCE 2020 

THE PROJECT

Peace In the Streets Campaigns

 

Campaign #1 – Spirit Walkers and Credible Messengers – Violence mediators in Oakland hotspots.

Campaign #2 – Positive Messaging to shift Black consciousness – Liberation of the African Mind.

Campaign #3 – Guns Down – Peace Up – Gun “give-back” program to Credible Messengers.

Campaign #4 – Circle of Peace – Oakland Community at Lake Merritt w/ candle & prayer/meditation the last day of each month from 8:00 – 8:30 pm social distanced.

Campaign #5 – Neighborhood Beautification – International and Hotspot Banner projects including yard signs with peace pledge.

Campaign # 6 – Say Their Names – Stencil peace messaging where victims of violence have fallen.

Campaign #7 – Social Media Messaging – The Message is in the Music.

Campaign # 8 – Recover the Purple Butterfly – Recover victims of human trafficking utilizing special Adamika Village strategy.

Campaign #9 – Mama D’s Daughters – Pay victims of human trafficking $10,000 to repurpose their lives by learning a skill at a community college, 2 years of mentoring with a big sister and Mama D.

Campaign # 10 – Maximum Achievement – Pay perpetrators of violence $10,000 to repurpose their lives by learning a skill at a community college, 2 years of mentoring with Men of Influence, Realized Potential and East Oakland Pillars.

THE HARD TRUTH

30%

ARE VICTIMS DOMESTIC ABUSE

AVERAGE AGE IS 29 - 40  WHO DIE

When Police kill Black folks the community is outraged and demand reform, change and accountability.  When Black folks kill each other it doesn't make the news.  Why?  What context are we accepting that the police can't kill us but the outrage is muted when we kill each other. 

 

The answer is clear and simple.  401 years of systemic racism has made us use to the Black folks killing each other, some say "the system" was designed for that very purpose, easy to believe when poverty, inequity, poor education, poor health care, food deserts and few economic opportunities exist in the highest areas of violence.

Peace In the Streets is a campaign to liberate the African mind from the oppressor and the deliberate trauma inflicted to cause people of color to perceive each other as the enemy. 

 

Peace in the Streets is in the Oakland Community teaching by example "The African Way" of building community, with love, care and attention.  We realize those most hardened of hearts are those most injured and in need of the most help to heal and return whole to the Black community.  Peace in the Streets is about love, unity, and family.  

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