The HOMIES Ville Christmas Toy Drive was a great success thanks to you! We wanna say thank you to all of the folks in our community that came out to pick up some toys for the children for free. Special shout out goes out to all the organizations and individuals that helped us gather over 3000 toys, donated, opened their hearts, their pockets and gave resources to the organizations that came together to make this happen for the youth of Oakland.
We want to wish you all happy holidays, and a happy and healthy new year! We look forward to stand in solidarity with you all when we return after our sabbatical in January. We also wish our team a healthy and well-deserved rest and rejuvenation.
Blessings to you and your loved ones.
It was an exciting and fun day on October 22nd, 2022 from 11-4pm! We invited community for a FREE event! We asked folks to come through for some FREE pumpkins, face painting, jumpers, food and music. At FREEdom Farm 10451 MacArthur Boulevard in East Oakland!
Special thanks to our staff and team for putting together a fun event for our community in East Oakland. Here is a collection of pictures and images from our team that documented the amazing and fun event for families in East Oakland.
Oakland Family Reunion is a FREE friendly family event where families are able to come together and reunite and spend it playing games, dancing, and painting. The purpose of this event was to create a healing space and to remind Oakland the importance of family. An event that also uplifted and supported local vendors by allowing them to sell their work to the community.
I would like to thank Urban Peace Movement for allowing us to take part in this event and allowing us to bring a dunk tank where the community would be able to enjoy themselves. A huge thank you to Diego, Don Mauricio, Sikander, and everyone else who volunteered to get dunked on the dunk tank.
Pictures by Noemi Salmeron and Lizette Perez.
HOMIES Empowerment staff take annual learning journeys to help broaden our lens on solidarity and support and be allies to our communities across differences. In 2021, HE took a trip to El Salvador and Guatemala. We met some amazing leaders and mentors as we experienced the land and the indigenous peoples. Here are some of the photos of that trip. Enjoy.
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