Oaxxanda: An Afro-Futuristic Vision for East Oakland

By: Mwende Hinojosa, Nonprofit Quarterly


Tired of ongoing black disenfranchisement and gentrification, this community group came together in the spirit of Black and Brown power. They were made up of members from groups that were already trying to make an impact in Deep East Oakland—Repaired NationsBlack Cultural ZoneThe Deep Grocery Coop, Feed the Village, Sustainable Economies Law Center—as well as unaffiliated community members who were artists, healers, organizers, activists, and entrepreneurs. At the tail end of a second Black out-migration from the Bay, the group felt the name of their collective needed to send a clear message to their families, neighbors, and future collective members: Oaxxanda.

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(Originally published November 11, 2021.)

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  • Sustainable Economies Law Center
    published this page in In the News 2021-11-17 15:51:40 -0800

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