Urban Peace Movement


Urban Peace Movement: $100,000 a year for three years.

Urban Peace Movement (UPM) builds youth leadership in Oakland to transform the conditions that lead to urban violence. Over the last year, UPM’s Peace Ambassadors worked with allies to defeat a citywide youth curfew and supported Lift Up Oakland Coalition’s effort to raise the minimum wage. With United Roots Center, UPM cohosted “The Movement” Youth Leadership Summit to strengthen relationships among youth leaders. Working with DetermiNation members, UPM launched “Determined to Be,” a poster series and “webisodes” aimed at creating positive and authentic media representations of young Black men. In the coming year, UPM will continue its work with Lift Up Oakland and seek a community benefits agreement for development at Coliseum City and community jobs at the Port of Oakland.