‘Everything piled up’: surviving COVID-19 and violence in East Oakland
Francisca Sánchez emigrated to California so that her daughter could fulfill the dream of going to university. But the pandemic and the escalating violence got in their way.
‘Todo se acumuló’: sobreviviendo al COVID-19 y la violencia en East Oakland
Francisca Sánchez emigró a California para que su hija Rosa cumpliera el sueño de ir a la universidad. Pero la pandemia y la violencia se interpusieron.
In a year of job loss and debt, one Oaklander found silver linings
Emilia Zarate shares the struggles and the upsides of her year out of work and home with her two young children.
Oakland Latinos excited about the possibility of immigration reform
With Trump gone, a path to citizenship is back on the table. Latino immigrants say it’s a chance “to feel like a normal human.”
We’re going out. Not because we want to, but because we need to
Latinos represent over half of known coronavirus cases in Alameda County. Oakland resident Orlando Ruiz shares his family’s story.
We were happy. But when the illness appeared, things got complicated.
One member of East Oakland’s immigrant Mam community shares his story about surviving during the pandemic.
‘Éramos felices, pero llegó la enfermedad y se complicaron las cosas’
Un residente de East Oakland de la comunidad Mam comparte su historia de supervivencia durante la pandemia.
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