Reclaiming the Legacy: Martin Luther King Day March in Oakland

January 19, 2015 – Reclaiming King’s Legacy: A Jobs & Economy March for the People. Organized by the Anti Police-Terrorism Project (APTP) in Oakland, CA

I AM A MAN

Black Lives Matter

POC Youth

Silence equals Violence

White Silence is Violence

Silence is betrayal. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend

Women of Color Killed by Police Brutality

Third World for Black Power

The masses marching in Oakland

Power Concedes Nothing Without Demand

Black Lives Matter. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend

End Mass Incarceration. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend

The masses with signage

Hey Libby

The March at Oakland Coliseum BART

The March at Oakland Coliseum BART

The March at Oakland Coliseum BART

The March at Oakland Coliseum BART

Don't Shoot! Photo: Wendy Goodfriend

End Police Violence. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend

Millions March Oakland #BlackLivesMatter

On December 13, 2014 the Millions March took place in Oakland, CA to protest the killings of unarmed black people by police.

Black Lives Matter at Millions March Oakland. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend

Millions March Oakland. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend

Assata Taught Me. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend

Millions March Oakland. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend

Millions March Oakland. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend

Millions March Oakland. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend

Millions March Oakland. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend

Millions March Oakland. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend

Millions March Oakland. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend

Wanda Johnson, Oscar Grant's mother at Millions March Oakland. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
Wanda Johnson, Oscar Grant’s mother at Millions March Oakland

Zachary Xavier Murray at Millions March Oakland. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
Zachary Xavier Murray at Millions March Oakland
Alex U. Inn at Millions March Oakland. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
Alex U. Inn at Millions March Oakland
List of names of unarmed black men and women killed by police since 1999. Millions March Oakland. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
List of names of unarmed black men and women killed by police since 1999

San Francisco Dyke March 2012

The San Francisco Dyke March took place on Saturday June 23, 2012.

The San Francisco Dyke March took place on Saturday June 23, 2012. The event began with a massive gathering at Dolores Park in the Mission and culminated in a march through the Mission which ended in the Castro for Pink Saturday.

This year I gravitated towards portrait photography — I wanted to capture intimate moments of individuals in a mass social gathering. Group protest is a significant catalyst to changing social attitudes but close personal connections are key to bringing about true understanding and the acceptance of difference.

Enjoy Coca-Cola in San Francisco

Iconic Coca-Cola signage seen from the freeway while driving towards the Bay Bridge from San Francisco to Oakland.

Iconic Coca-Cola signage seen from the freeway while driving towards the Bay Bridge from San Francisco to Oakland.

Enjoy Coca-Cola in San Francisco

San Francisco Trans March 2012

The 2012 theme of the SF Trans March was “Trans Generations: Define Your Moment.”

LGBT Pride weekend kicked off with the San Francisco Trans March on Friday June 22. The 2012 theme was “Trans Generations: Define Your Moment.” The event began with a gathering at Dolores Park in the Mission and culminated in a march down Market Street ending with a festive rally near the Civic Center.

This year I gravitated towards portrait photography — I wanted to capture intimate moments of individuals in a mass social gathering. Group protest is a significant catalyst to changing social attitudes but close personal connections are key to bringing about true understanding and the acceptance of difference.

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May Day – Occupy Oakland Rally (videos)

Videos from the May Day Occupy Oakland rally on May 1, 2012

May Day General Strike at Occupy Oakland — Oscar Grant Plaza (aka Frank Ogawa Plaza) in downtown Oakland, CA.

After a standoff with the Oakland Police May Day Occupy Oakland protestors retreat to OGP and protest through song — a protestor speaks directly into the camera.

Speakers at the May Day Occupy Oakland rally:

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Boots Riley: