OMCA Blog: Oakland Says

  • Manzanar Internment Camp photographed by Dorothea Lange
    July 28, 2017
    A few days ago, the Oakland Museum of California was alerted to a very unfortunate incident experienced by a visiting group of artists to the exhibition, Dorothea Lange: The Politics of Seeing. One of the visitors is Japanese American, and she described in a poignant blog post her experience of inappropriate and bigoted comments from a volunteer docent who conducted the tour of the exhibition. 
  • Kris Hayashi. Photo: Terry Lorant
    June 5, 2017
    Kris Hayashi is the executive director of the Transgender Law Center, a national organization headquartered in Oakland. OMCA spoke to him in 2016 about the current state of affairs for transgender people in California is, and what changes are still needed. Are attitudes toward the transgender community changing in California?
  • Daniel Swain. Photo: Terry Lorant
    May 18, 2017
    Daniel Swain is a climate scientist in Stanford University's Department of Earth System Science and author of the California Weather Blog. OMCA spoke to him in 2016 about what Californians can expect from our climate in the future. Is drought the new normal for California?
  • Lake Merritt. Photo by Steven Dos Remedios. Courtesy of Visit Oakland
    April 26, 2017
    Adapted from Visit Oakland’s 101 Things to do In Oakland. Get the full list at visitoakland.org/101-things-to-do. 1. Get a taste of the city’s foodie neighborhoods with a Savor Oakland food tour. 2. See a renowned musical act at the beautiful and historic Fox Theater. 3. Stop and smell the flowers and take in the incredible views at the Mountain View Cemetery.
  • Susan Mernit. Photo: Terry Lorant
    April 19, 2017
    Susan Mernit is co-founder of Hack the Hood, a nonprofit organization that teaches web skills to low-income youth of color in Oakland. OMCA spoke to her in 2016 about what changes she sees coming as the technology sector is pushed to diversify. Why did you co-found Hack the Hood?

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