advocacy & service photo gallery

They tried to burry us….

Thru every version of The Village and the demolition those Villages, to present day The Village had advocated for the legalities of their actions and vision, the human rights of curbside communities, a decriminalization of homelessness, the need for permanent houses and that existing encampments be upgraded and supported not criminalize, ignored or evicted.

Long time Oakland activist and organizer Brother Ali speaks up in support of The Village at Oakland City Council meeting
allies and members of The Village attend city council meeting regularly to avocate for or curbside communities


Feed The People Member Chi advocates for The Village at City Council meeting
The Village and other community organizations and curbside residents disrupt a developers conference that mayor Libby Schaft speaks at.Libby tells developers that Oakland is the East Bay jewel ready to be sold to highest bidder.
The Village and other community organizations and curbside residents disrupt a developers conference that mayor Libby Schaft speaks at.Libby tells developers that Oakland is the East Bay jewel ready to be sold to highest bidder. Community members protest, flier and set up tents to make he connection between money driver market rate development and displacement thetas forcing thousands of Oakland’s families into the streets.
homeless advocates share solutions tot he the homeless state of emergency to government officials. there needs to be at least 100 different solutions to solve this problem as thee is not one cookie cutter solution that will meet the needs and experiences of the thousands of Oakland’s curbside residents.
sometimes advocacy means showing up to encampment evictions at 8am to support curbside residents moving, standing their ground and refusing to leave, documenting human rights and civil rights abuses, and negotiating with police and city workers. This show of support can last all day into the early evening but showing up makes a world of difference. if you want to be part of the community’s First Response efforts text HOMESNOW to 797979 to recieve our community calls to action.
showing up to court case for criminalized curbside residents is another form of advocacy
demanding that public lands be used to build permanent emergency housing and temporary emergency housing is part of our work too. unfortunately the government does not have the political will to do so. which is why direct action always gets the goods.
passing out provisions to encampments is another form of work we engage in
providing hot meals and even helping build communal kitchens in curbside communities is another was we can support the upgrade of informal settlement until permanent housing is in place