We speak with filmmaker Cheo Tyehimba Taylor about his new film, “Together We Rise,” a 3-part doc about everyday people across California finding their power to change the “systems” that repress them. Film tackles food justice for African immigrants in San Diego, revisiting the painful past of Indian boarding schools and reclaiming native languages in the classroom on a … Continued


Womens Magazine

Culture and change: Reem’s journey from organizer to entrepreneur; Writing place-based mysteries

We speak with Reem Assil, who was a community organizer for ten years before deciding that her true passion is food.  Reem started Reem’s California, an Arab street corner bakery in Oakland’s Fruitvale district, with the help of several community initiatives including the Women’s Initiative for Self-Employment, La Cocina and ICA Fund Good Jobs. And in … Continued


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