top
East Bay
East Bay
Newswire
Calendar
Features
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Sun Jun 3 2018 (Updated 06/16/18)
Defend OneFam from Eviction
Call Goes Out to Save OneFam from West Oakland Gentrification Onslaught
OneFam in West Oakland is a community-based organization that includes Bikes 4 Life, the 7th Street Rev Cafe, and attached land subleased for gardening projects. OneFam has roots in the Oscar Grant movement. Many organizing meetings happened in OneFam spaces. Tony Coleman and others built up unused storefronts by the BART tracks on 7th Street to serve the neighborhood, including One Fam, hosting countless community and artistic events, and Bikes 4 Life, providing bicycles for local kids and teaching related maintenance skills.

Over the last decade, however, the Black community in West Oakland has faced massive upheaval and displacement as gentrifying forces steamrolled through the neighborhood. For those who grew up in the area or have resided there for decades, West Oakland is becoming largely unrecognizable. And, now, Tony Coleman and allies are fighting imminent eviction from all related properties.

Tony declares that they will fight to the very end and not take it lying down, the loss of the last visible spot where the community can come together and share Black culture in West Oakland. While the legal and financial struggles to save OneFam continue, with the next court hearing set for June 21, solidarity BBQs on 7th Street are happening every Saturday afternoon 2-5pm, starting June 9.

calendar Save 7th Street Culture — BBQ Block Party for OneFam | photo Defend OneFam “The Last One Standing” from Gentrification | audio Tony Coleman Speaks Out About Threatened Eviction and West Oakland Gentrification | photo West Oakland Community Organization OneFam Fights Illegal Eviction

Related Feature: Oakland's Proposal for Massive Influx of New West Oakland Residents
05/10/19 Anti-Fur Activists Stage Bloody Fashion Show Outside Palo Alto Neiman Marcus Front Page | Peninsula | California | Animal Liberation05/10/19 Environmentalists, Fishermen, and Tribes Continue to Oppose Single Tunnel Plan Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley | California05/09/19 ILWU Longshore Workers & Truckers Challenge Oakland A's Billionaire Owner Front Page | Racial Justice | Labor & Workers | East Bay05/06/19 Let Us Live Coalition Pushes to Restrict Police Use of Deadly Force Statewide Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay | California | Government & Elections05/05/19 Dwindling Orcas Starving for Lack of Salmon, Being Hurt by Boats and Water Pollution Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | San Francisco | Peninsula | North Coast | California | U.S. | Animal Liberation | Santa Cruz Indymedia05/04/19 Oakland Police Will No Longer Be Able Search Parolees & Probationers Without Cause Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay | Government & Elections05/04/19 Multiple California Businesses Flouting Law Forbidding Force-Feeding of Birds Central Valley | San Francisco | North Bay / Marin | California | Animal Liberation05/04/19 Authorities Fail to Enforce Animal Cruelty Laws Yet Prosecute Activists North Bay / Marin | Animal Liberation04/28/19 For Extinction Rebellion, Every Day is Earth Day Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley | San Francisco | Peninsula | California | Santa Cruz Indymedia04/12/19 Two-Week Celebration of Resistance Marks 50th Anniversary of People's Park Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Environment & Forest Defense | Health, Housing & Public Services | Education & Student Activism | East Bay04/01/19 Lawsuit Seeks Records on Trump's Oil and Gas Leasing Plans for California Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley | South Bay | East Bay | Peninsula | California | Santa Cruz Indymedia

We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!

Donate

donate now

$ 222.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.

Publish

Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network