2020 UPM End of Year Report

For Urban Peace Movement (UPM), as for all the world, the year 2020 presented unprecedented challenges. We were called, as were all community-based organizations, to respond to the wildly fluctuating needs of our communities in the face of a global pandemic, continued police killings of Black and Brown people, the subsequent influx of people to the movement to protect Black life (thought to be the largest social movement in American history), an alarming increase in community violence in our local neighborhoods, and a General Election fraught with voter suppression and racist rhetoric. With support from our donor and funder community, and grounded in our core mission of supporting the movement leadership of young people of color in our Oakland communities…