A couple months ago, KPFA brought you a documentary on day to day life in a homeless community in Oakland near Home Depot in Fruitvale called The Community of Grace. That was a community that was more or less self-organized: the people there set rules, enforced them, chose who to let move in, and who … Continued
Interview: Dr. Aislinn Bird, Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless The subject of addiction was one that came up in the course of our reporting on the Community of Grace. We wanted to find out what support services are available in Oakland, especially to people who are unhoused. So producer Lucy Kang spoke with … Continued
Our project about the Community of Grace was to center the point of view of people who are unhoused, so we asked resident Markaya to keep an audio journal of her thoughts. This is what she had to say. Produced and edited by Lucy Kang TRANSCRIPT Most people’s perception of the people out here perception … Continued
We are proud to premier the radio documentary “Community of Grace.” All across this country, and the world, homelessness is on the rise. KPFA reporter Lucy Kang spent months speaking with residents of the Community of Grace, an unhoused community in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood. This long-form audio documentary reveals the devastating circumstances many unhoused Oakland residents face and the incredible ingenuity with which their communities are surviving.
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By Lucy Kang (Originally aired on the Pacifica Evening News on Friday, February 22) It’s Day One of the Oakland teachers’ strike, Thursday, February 21st. Teachers across the city are holding picket lines at their schools in a walkout that been weeks in the making. The teachers union, Oakland Education Association (OEA) is demanding … Continued
By Lucy Kang, with help from Amanda Bloom KPFA News December 20, 2018 This is Part 2 in a series exploring the influx of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers at the US-Mexico border in Tijuana. Check out Part 1 here. The current American legal framework on asylum and refugees has its roots in 1975, when … Continued
By Lucy Kang, with help from April Newman KPFA News December 12, 2018 (Names have been changed and/or omitted to protect the security of the migrants.) Central American migrants line up outside a car carrying bags full of clothes. The car pulls up outside the gates of El Barretal, a nightclub venue on … Continued