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Oakland celebrates the defunding of the OPD

Photo credit: The Anti-Police Terror Project

In a historic vote, the Oakland City Council redirected $18 million to invest in community programs for alternative violence prevention on June 24, 2020. A coalition of 13 grassroots organizations lobbied and won this re-investment for the city. The Anti Police-Terror Project organized the Reimagine Safety Community Celebration & Caravan, where Oakland organizers and residents got together to celebrate this landmark victory with food, music, and art.

Culturas got a front seat to the gathering. Watch the story below on our YouTube channel. Subscribe to the channel to be updated on our latest segment: video reporting.

Priyanka Suryaneni
Priyanka Suryanenihttp://prisuryaneni.com
Priyanka Suryaneni is a documentarian and a social justice reporter with a deep passion for reporting uncovered issues. With over a decade-and-half of experience as a video producer, she is keen on telling stories that positively portray marginalized communities in both countries. Her work mainly revolves around local politics, grassroots initiatives, and equity. She can found hosting rooms on the social media app Clubhouse about visual storytelling and social issues in her free time.
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