Our weekly digest of client news and events.
Young people, community members, families and elected officials gathered on the steps of San Francisco City Hall to call for a shut down of the City’s Juvenile Hall. Young people and advocates from Young Women’s Freedom Center joined Supervisors Haney, Ronen and Walton to make clear that children need care, not cages. Hear more from the Young Women’s Freedom Center on the initial pledge, as well as on KPFA, SF Weekly and Mission Local after this week’s rally.
Photo credit: Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice
Hundreds of crime survivors gathered in Sacramento this week as part of the sixth annual National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Organized by Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice (CSSJ), survivors marched in support of services for themselves and increased investment in rehabilitation programs for offenders’ as a report commissioned by CSSJ concludes that, while ‘one in three Californians have been a victim of crime in the past 10 years, only 20 percent of victims felt they had received adequate support to help them recover’. Learn more about the rally and the report with coverage from California Health Report, KCRA, KFBK 4/8 and KFBK 4/9.
In partnership with Kaiser and Enterprise Community Partners, the impact of East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation’s (EBALDC) purchase Kensington Gardens in Oakland is taking shape to prevent homelessness. Thanks to the purchase, residents of the 41-unit apartment building will not be displaced from their homes, keep rent steady and stay in their communities.
Changemakers We Applaud
This week, we honor the first annual “Dolores Huerta Day” in the state of California. Huerta, who joined forces with César Chávez to fight for better conditions for farmworkers and their families ‘continues to be a powerful force for social justice and empowerment for all’ through her activism, philanthropy and continued support of community power.