Favianna Rodriguez is a world-renown artist who uses her art to promote social change and activism. Watch and hear about Favianna’s personal relationship with the #realfruitvale.
This week’s new episode of REAL FRUITVALE features graffiti artist, Amend from TDK. He shares his love for street art and the community he was able to create through TDK. Watch Amend’s story to witness how art can heal a community and be a platform for transformation.
Red Bay Coffee entrepreneur and artist Keba Konte serves coffee with a side of social justice and activism. Red Bay Coffee is an influential business that promotes local economic restoration, entrepreneurship and environmental sustainability.
Annette Oropeza, a culture keeper based in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland, reflects on how Dia de los Muertos is one of the cultural traditions that creates space to honor the dead. For Latinx folks, Dia is an opportunity to reconnect with ancestral practices. Anette shares the connection between the Chicano movement and the creation of organizations in the Fruitvale that help keep Latinx cultura alive, while also supporting the real needs of people who have been disenfranchised. Her #realfruitvale story emphasizes the importance of culture keeping in a community that is combating COVID-19.
As COVID rates grow rapidly throughout the country, watch this story about how a community is responding. This mini doc features La Clinica De La Raza, a health center with deep activist roots in the Fruitvale District, widely known for serving the most vulnerable in the community.