Dear Beloved Community,

Since our launch in February 2024, our Love Over Fear Oakland Campaign has continued to infuse art and culture throughout Oakland, uplifting our call for love, safety, and community investments, led by IM4HI’s Cultural Strategists - Amina Lei, B Dukes, and Francisco Herrera.

Three highlights of their work:

Unveiling Love Podcasts

Amina Lei, known for her luminary work in art and activism, launched a podcast, hosting powerful community-driven conversations every Friday on the IM4HI podcast, Unveiling Love in Oakland: Stories of Community and Social Change. Through enlightening discussions with prominent leaders from the Oakland community, she explores how to uplift the City and its people, through story-telling.

In June, join Amina as she brings on the following guests:

  • June 7 - Ny Nourn, Co-Director of Asian Prisoner Support Committee
  • June 14 - James Burch, Anti-Police Terror Project

June 7, 2024

Ny Nourn, Co-Director of Asian Prisoner Support Committee

June 14, 2024

James Burch, Anti-Police Terror Project

Instagram Live Episode 8 with Rev. Jeremy McCants on May 24, 2024

Love Letters to Oakland Photo Series

B Dukes, a powerful force at the intersection of art, healing, and community empowerment, is curating our latest exhibit—a "Love Letter to Oakland" that celebrates the city's leaders who are actively engaged in promoting love and safety through their commitment to the community. Stay tuned for the launch of this photo exhibit in August!

Sakhone, Oakland Community Leader and Resident. 

Photo taken by B Dukes (2024) 

Love Over Fear, El Amor Vence El Temor Community Concerts

Francisco Herrera, a Chicano cultural worker and musician, has been curating community concerts, “Love Over Fear, El Amor Vence El Temor” in the Fruitvale neighborhood in Oakland. The concerts are more than just performances—they're calls to action, urging investment in love, safety, and thriving communities.

Join us for the third concert on Saturday, June 22nd, 3-6pm, in the Fruitvale BART Plaza. RSVP on our Facebook page. 

Jose Ruben Hernandez, IM4HI Spiritual Activist in Residence, gathers signatures on postcards to Oakland City Council at the Love Over Fear Concert on May 18, addressing the Mid-Year Budget Cycle.

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Together, our Cultural Strategists are advocating for resources that promote love, safety, and thriving communities through art, music, and culture. Let's build a safer, more connected Oakland together!

Explore and engage with us on our website, and connect with us on Instagram and Facebook to stay updated on future events and initiatives.

With Oakland Love,

Gala King (IM4HI Regional Program Director, Northern California

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