Hear The Voices of Survivors

Posted: October 12, 2021

Survivors Needs & Rights

YA!’s Jasmine Hardison and Paris Davis.

On the first day of October we gathered with our comrades at Broken By Violence (BBV) and Crime Survivors for Safety & Justice (CSSJ) to view a brief, important documentary by and about survivors of violence, and to listen to the insights of a panel of survivors, including YA!’s Jasmine Hardison and Paris Davis, as they talked about the needs — and rights — of survivors, about their own journeys toward healing and their hopes for the future of Oakland. We were joined by Mayor Libby Schaaf who patiently took questions after the screening, as well as Councilmember Treva Reid and Assemblymembers Buffy Wicks and Mia Bonta.

Tanya Lancaster listens as Mayor Libby Schaaf speaks.

In the short, incredibly moving documentary, We Are Survivors, victims and family members of victims talk about their experiences after violence and plead for their voices to be heard. They make the most compelling argument!  Watch We Are Survivors here.