A site for self-determination and against the enclosure of knowledge
AfrikaTown is here to stay!
From We Copwatch [Oakland]
An empty lot was transformed into a beautiful community garden to help feed the neighborhood fresh fruits and vegetables. It quickly turned into a fight against gentrification towards a decolonized space. After many years of neglect, the landowner, equipped with bulldozers and cops, threatened to demolish all of the hard work done by the people. On Liberation Day the people gathered to show resistance against the ongoing displacement of the poor. The community sent a clear message that AfrikaTown and the garden are not going anywhere, and the residents of Oakland would no longer be throw away people.