Youth Spirit Artworks – Tiny House Village at the Oakland Coliseum

Posted by on Nov 19, 2020 in Economic Justice Committee Blog | No Comments

Kehilla volunteers have worked hard over the past year to help turn the dream of Tiny Houses for homeless youth into a reality, and it’s almost move-in time at the Tiny House Village created by Youth Spirit Artworks at the Oakland Coliseum. Kehilla’s fearless build leader Nikee Borden has organized the Kehilla team to help […]

Kehilla Adds Its Voice to Humanely Support Unhoused People

Posted by on Oct 28, 2020 in Economic Justice Committee Blog | No Comments

Homelessness is a class and racial justice issue. 70% of the homeless individuals in Oakland are black and 38% report having at least one disabling condition.  On October 20, 2020, more than 100 people spoke at the Oakland City Council meeting in opposition to the new City Encampment Management Policy that would affect the thousands[1] […]

The City of Oakland wants to criminalize homelessness

Posted by on Sep 30, 2020 in Economic Justice Committee Blog | No Comments

The Life Enrichment Committee of the Oakland City Council has proposed “Encampment Management Policy” that will effectively criminalize homelessness in Oakland, leaving 10,000 residents with no place to go  Here’s the analysis from ShelterOak: Among other issues, the proposed policy would label any of the following as justifications for intervention, including forced removal: Living in […]

Ballot Nights, October 7 and October 14, with St. Columba Church: Learn about Critical Propositions

Posted by on Sep 28, 2020 in Economic Justice Committee Blog | No Comments

All Kehilla members are invited to join two Saint Columba Catholic Church town hall meetings dedicated to providing information about the state propositions. St. Columba, in Oakland, is a member of Faith in Action – East Bay as well as the Interfaith Coalition for Justice in our Jails, as is Kehilla. It describes itself: “Through […]

Nov 3, 2020 State Propositions – Voter guides

Posted by on Sep 26, 2020 in Economic Justice Committee Blog | No Comments

Nov 3, 2020 State Propositions – Voter guides Compiled by the Kehilla Economic Justice Committee (Richard Speiglman and Sandy Vaughn) from a variety of Progressive and Conservative sources. The EJC strongly urges YES on Propositions 15 and 25. The EJC stongly urges NO on Proposition 20. Nov 3, 2020 State Propositions – Voter guides (download the […]