Current Updates

On Tuesday May 17th Urban Peace Movement towned it all the way up with TOWN UP TUESDAY, a voter awareness and live music festival at Oakland’s famed Lake Merritt Bandstand (the former site of Festival at the Lake)!! Over 1500 people attended to see Oakland’s Hip Hop culture shine!! We had live performances from Kamaiyah, […]

Town Up Tuesday May 17, 2022

5.18.2022

On Tuesday May 17th Urban Peace Movement towned it all the way up with TOWN UP TUESDAY, a voter awareness and live music festival at Oakland’s famed Lake Merritt Bandstand (the former site of Festival at the Lake)!! Over 1500 people attended to see Oakland’s Hip Hop culture shine!! We had live performances from Kamaiyah, […]

  UPM and CURYJ, YWFC, EBC, and SV- Debug released a Resentencing Toolkit and roadmap for families and people with incarcerated loved ones!   You can download the the PDF below

Resentencing Road Map and Toolkit

3.15.2022

  UPM and CURYJ, YWFC, EBC, and SV- Debug released a Resentencing Toolkit and roadmap for families and people with incarcerated loved ones!   You can download the the PDF below

#KnowYourDA With primary elections around the corner in June 2022, it’s crucial for community members to understand the power a District Attorney holds, including the concrete policies and practices they can shift to reduce the criminalization and incarceration of our communities. Join UPM along with partners for a #KnowYourDA month of action, an educational and […]

Know Your DA Month of Action

3.3.2022

#KnowYourDA With primary elections around the corner in June 2022, it’s crucial for community members to understand the power a District Attorney holds, including the concrete policies and practices they can shift to reduce the criminalization and incarceration of our communities. Join UPM along with partners for a #KnowYourDA month of action, an educational and […]

In 2021, Urban Peace Movement organized with youth of color and community members impacted by mass incarceration and community violence and pushed systems leaders to reimagine youth justice and public safety. We leveraged the power of youth organizing, community partnership, and coalition building to achieve powerful outcomes…

2021 UPM End of Year Report

12.1.2021

In 2021, Urban Peace Movement organized with youth of color and community members impacted by mass incarceration and community violence and pushed systems leaders to reimagine youth justice and public safety. We leveraged the power of youth organizing, community partnership, and coalition building to achieve powerful outcomes…

MEDIA ADVISORY Tuesday, April 6, 2021   Press Contact:  Bilen Mesfin Packwood, bilen@change-llc.com   New Urban Peace Movement Survey Shows 87 Percent of Black Men Feel Unsafe When They See Police in Their Communities Violence Prevention, Access to Jobs and Stable Quality Housing  Recommended to Increase Safety Oakland, CA —  Today, Urban Peace Movement announced […]

New Urban Peace Movement Survey Shows 87 Percent of Black Men Feel Unsafe When They See Police in Their Communities

4.6.2021

MEDIA ADVISORY Tuesday, April 6, 2021   Press Contact:  Bilen Mesfin Packwood, bilen@change-llc.com   New Urban Peace Movement Survey Shows 87 Percent of Black Men Feel Unsafe When They See Police in Their Communities Violence Prevention, Access to Jobs and Stable Quality Housing  Recommended to Increase Safety Oakland, CA —  Today, Urban Peace Movement announced […]

Alameda County District Attorney Office’s Practices Lead to Overcriminalization, Needlessly Cost County Money, and Promote Mass Incarceration ACLU of Northern California and Urban Peace Movement Call for Alameda County District Attorney to Take Action to Reduce Harm on Black and Brown Communities This report outlines how the policies and practices of the Alameda County District […]

In(Justice) in Alameda County: A Case for Reform and Accountability

3.28.2021

Alameda County District Attorney Office’s Practices Lead to Overcriminalization, Needlessly Cost County Money, and Promote Mass Incarceration ACLU of Northern California and Urban Peace Movement Call for Alameda County District Attorney to Take Action to Reduce Harm on Black and Brown Communities This report outlines how the policies and practices of the Alameda County District […]

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 […]

2020 UPM End of Year Report

12.1.2020

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 […]

Alameda County Voters Back Replacing Youth Incarceration with Health and Community Based Approaches, New Poll Shows 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 22, 2020  Media contact:  Bilen Mesfin Packwood, bilen@change-llc.com  Alameda County Voters Back Replacing Youth Incarceration with Health and Community Based Approaches, New Poll Shows  (OAKLAND)—Two-thirds of Alameda County voters back replacing youth incarceration and investing in health and community based approaches to help young people, according to a poll released today […]

Alameda County Voters Back Replacing Youth Incarceration with Health and Community Based Approaches, New Poll Shows 

11.17.2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 22, 2020  Media contact:  Bilen Mesfin Packwood, bilen@change-llc.com  Alameda County Voters Back Replacing Youth Incarceration with Health and Community Based Approaches, New Poll Shows  (OAKLAND)—Two-thirds of Alameda County voters back replacing youth incarceration and investing in health and community based approaches to help young people, according to a poll released today […]

Urban Peace Movement has conducted a new poll on voter attitudes towards youth justice in Alameda County. According to the poll, two-thirds of Alameda County voters back replacing youth incarceration and investing in health and community-based approaches such as education and job training to help young people succeed. Read more of our findings here: Alameda […]

New Poll: Alameda County Voters Back Replacing Youth Incarceration with Health and Community-Based Approaches

10.21.2020

Urban Peace Movement has conducted a new poll on voter attitudes towards youth justice in Alameda County. According to the poll, two-thirds of Alameda County voters back replacing youth incarceration and investing in health and community-based approaches such as education and job training to help young people succeed. Read more of our findings here: Alameda […]

As Urban Peace Movement continues to evolve our work to meet the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to update our supporters about our response, emerging needs, and how this crisis is impacting our work. The COVID-19 pandemic has surfaced the urgency of pressing for the immediate release of as many incarcerated people […]

An Update from Executive Director Nicole Lee About UPM’s COVID-19 Response

9.23.2020

As Urban Peace Movement continues to evolve our work to meet the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to update our supporters about our response, emerging needs, and how this crisis is impacting our work. The COVID-19 pandemic has surfaced the urgency of pressing for the immediate release of as many incarcerated people […]

It is with immeasurable sadness that we share the news that UPM’s Deputy Director, Dr. Prince White, passed away in August 2018. Prince was a fierce warrior in the fight for social justice and cared deeply about every youth member that he worked with. He was extremely passionate about tearing down the walls of mass […]

A Tribute to Dr. Prince White

12.6.2018

It is with immeasurable sadness that we share the news that UPM’s Deputy Director, Dr. Prince White, passed away in August 2018. Prince was a fierce warrior in the fight for social justice and cared deeply about every youth member that he worked with. He was extremely passionate about tearing down the walls of mass […]

We are honored to announce that UPM’s Executive Director, Nicole Lee, was recognized on Ebony Magazine’s prestigious Power 100 List for 2018 in the Community Crusaders category. The Power 100 List dates back to 1971 when it was originally called the list of “The 100 Most Influential Black Americans.” This year Nicole, who is of […]

UPM’s Executive Director Named on Ebony Magazine’s Power 100 List

12.6.2018

We are honored to announce that UPM’s Executive Director, Nicole Lee, was recognized on Ebony Magazine’s prestigious Power 100 List for 2018 in the Community Crusaders category. The Power 100 List dates back to 1971 when it was originally called the list of “The 100 Most Influential Black Americans.” This year Nicole, who is of […]

Join as hundreds of community members speak to county leaders about the need to implement re-entry jobs and other vital programs that remove barriers and lift up our communities. We need answers on implementation and commitments to continue to stand with community members and invest in solutions that work. Come at 5:30 for light dinner […]

We Rise Together:Invest in People, Not Punishment Town Hall

4.27.2017

Join as hundreds of community members speak to county leaders about the need to implement re-entry jobs and other vital programs that remove barriers and lift up our communities. We need answers on implementation and commitments to continue to stand with community members and invest in solutions that work. Come at 5:30 for light dinner […]

Coliseum City: Oakland Residents Speak Out to be Part of the Plan

OAKLAND — The message at a recent town hall meeting about Coliseum City was loud and clear: East Oakland residents don’t want a development that ignores their needs and is designed for people who don’t live there.

Coliseum City: Oakland Residents Speak Out to be Part of the Plan

3.14.2016

OAKLAND — The message at a recent town hall meeting about Coliseum City was loud and clear: East Oakland residents don’t want a development that ignores their needs and is designed for people who don’t live there.

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