22 September 2010

Christian Activists Show Faith in East Oakland

Christian Activists Show Faith In East Oakland, by Hilary Abramson (San Francisco Chronicle, 20 September 2010)

Excerpts:
In the past three years, two bullets shattered the front window, a teenager was shot just outside and the downstairs neighbor was mugged. Before that, a woman's lifeless body was unearthed from a trash bin less than a block away.

But that part of East Oakland - where the neighborhoods of Fruitvale and San Antonio meet - is where Dr. Joan Jie-eun Jeung has chosen to live with her husband and their 6-year-old son.

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Their home is where 25 percent of the population lives below the poverty line and barely 50 percent of the adults graduated from high school. There are people who only go outside in daylight. But with more than 40 percent of the residents foreign-born, the community has African American, Latino and Tongan churches, Southeast-Asian American shopkeepers and European Americans.
Link: Christian Activists Show Faith In East Oakland, by Hilary Abramson


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